by carl wilson

Caribou's The One

Caribou's "She's The One," featuring Jeremy Greenspan of last year's shoulda-been Polaris winners, Junior Boys.

Congrats to Caribou (Dundas, Ont-born, UK-resident Dan Snaith), the winner at last night's gala in Toronto of the $20K Polaris Music Prize for the best Canadian album of 2007-08. It was the result I was expecting, although when Holy Fuck played their blissgasmic closing set in the night's performances, I briefly hoped they'd snatch it. But the HF disc (LP) isn't the equal of their live show, so da judges made the call.

You can still hear the show on Radio 3, I believe, or just go read the wide range of coverage and commentary all over the place. Judge Frank Chromewaves Yang's memoir of his experience is my fave.

Polaris capo Steve Jordan movingly dedicated the night's proceedings to the memory of Calgary record-shop owner, Mike Pleau of Megatunes, who sadly died this weekend at 54. While it's easy to overlook now as they're displaced by digital, Steve used the occasion to remind the crowd of how big a supporting role the retail stores have played in nurturing music culture across Canada, thanks to dedicated proprietors and staff like Pleau.

And if anyone has a transcript of Black Mountain's kickass acceptance speech, post it in the comments please!

General | Posted by zoilus on Tuesday, September 30 at 3:50 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (1)



you going to be in town for pop at all, carl?

Posted by sean on September 30, 2008 5:48 PM




Zoilus by Carl Wilson