We’ve just learned that Siskiyou’s Nervous (released in January) and Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld’s Never were the way she was(released in April) have both been long-listed for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize.

The prize – for which Mr. Stetson has been short-listed twice before and which GY!BE were awarded in 2013 for ‘ALLELUJAH! DON’T BEND! ASCEND! – is meant to honour “artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history.” The 40-album long list will be pared down to 10 in July, followed by handing out of the award itself in September. Congratulations Siskiyou, Colin and Sarah!

We’ll keep you posted as things unfold. In the meantime, revisit the stunning videos for Siskiyou’s “Jesus In The 70’s” or Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld’s “The rest of us”:
 

 

 

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