Polaris Music Prize Long List: Feist, Alvvays, Andy Shauf, and More

    Canada’s Polaris Music Prize has announced its 2023 long list. Feist is the only prior Polaris winner to appear on the list, which also features records by Alvvays, Andy Shauf, U.S. Girls, Jessie Reyez, Daniel Caesar, Zoon, Dan Mangan and the Sadies, poolblood, and more. The short list of ten finalists will be revealed on July 13. Check out the full list of nominees below.

    The Polaris Prize Music winner is awarded a $50,000 prize with the honor. Pierre Kwenders received the 2022 Polaris Music Prize for his album José Louis and the Paradox of Love.

    2023 Polaris Music Prize Long List:

    ALL HANDS_MAKE LIGHT – Darling the Dawn
    Alvvays – Blue Rev
    Aquakultre – Don’t Trip
    Aysanabee – Watin
    Badge Époque Ensemble – Clouds of Joy
    Begonia – Powder Blue
    Bibi Club – Le soleil et la mer
    BIG|BRAVE – nature morte
    Philippe Brach – Les gens qu’on aime
    Mariel Buckley – Everywhere I Used To Be
    Daniel Caesar – NEVER ENOUGH
    Chiiild – Better Luck in the Next Life
    Feist – Multitudes
    Debby Friday – Good Luck
    Gayance – Mascarade
    Ghostkeeper – Multidimensional Culture
    Home Front – Games of Power
    JayWood – Slingshot
    Khotin – Release Spirit
    Thierry Larose – Sprint!
    Murray Lightburn – Once Upon a Time in Montreal
    Isabella Lovestory – Amor Hardcore
    Dan Mangan – Being Somewhere
    N NAO – L’eau et les rêves
    Tami Neilson – Kingmaker
    Eliza Niemi – Staying Mellow Blows
    Nico Paulo – Nico Paulo
    Planet Giza – Ready When You Are
    poolblood – mole
    Jessie Reyez – Yessie
    The Sadies – Colder Streams
    Jairus Sharif – Water & Tools
    Andy Shauf – Norm
    Dylan Sinclair – No Longer in the Suburbs
    Snotty Nose Rez Kids – I’m Good, HBU?
    Alexandra Stréliski – Néo-Romance
    U.S. Girls – Bless This Mess
    Witch Prophet – Gateway Experience
    Yoo Doo Right – A Murmur, Boundless to the East
    Zoon – Bekka Ma’iingan

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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