Drake, Caribou, New Pornographers, More Make 2015 Polaris Prize Shortlist

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08: Recording artist Drake speaks about Apple Music during the Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple annouced a new OS X, El Capitan, iOS 9 and Apple Music during the keynote at the annual developers conference that runs through June 12. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Last month, Canada’s Polaris Music Prize announced their long list of nominees for 2015, but now they’ve narrowed it down to just ten. As you might have expected, heavy hitters like Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Caribou’s Our Love, New Pornographers’ Brill Bruisers, and BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah’s Sour Soul have made this year’s short list. New records from up-and-comers like Tobias Jesso Jr., Viet Cong, Alvvays, and Braids also made the list. And as ever, there’s a couple of wildcards, including Jennifer Castle’s solemn folk record Pink City and Buffy Saint-Marie’s Power In The Blood.

Whoever wins will have to do a lot to match the awards show weirdness of the last two winners: Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Tanya Tagaq. The winner of this year’s $50,000 prize will be announced on September 21 at the Carlu in Toronto.

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