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Feist wins 2012 Polaris & has a contender for a date in Fragments from the Forks II

- September 25th, 2012

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Holding that big Polaris cheque, Feist (centre) with hosts Lauren Toyota, Grant Lawrence and

Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara of Arcade Fire

Congrats to Feist for her 2012 Polaris Music Prize win & to the jury who voted Metals the best Canadian album on a distinguished shortlist. As a member of the 2008 Polaris jury, JBNBlog salutes the jurors for choosing a great record . . . whether it’s made by a big star or not. Hooray & congrats to all involved. The media release follows.

Feist is also a contenda for a place in the next edition of Fragments from the Forks, the mighty chronology of #ldnont history. It would appear that on the day of her Oct. 24, 2008 concert before 2,800 fans at the RBC Theatre at the John Labatt Centre, Feist took a stroll through downtown & … well, this tweet from the ace chroniclers of the scene at City Lights Bookshop tells the tale in one of many salutes to Feist on Twitter.com:

Congrats to Feist who was sooo nice when she visited our shop in 2008 & gave Bookclerks a big thrill & a shoutout from the stage later on !

Go Feist, etc. . . . & Kathleen Edwards & esp. Cold Specks, JBNBlog salutes you for pantheon albums also.

Here is the media release from the always ace Joanne Setterington:

 

TORONTO, ON – September 24, 2012 – 2011 Polaris Prize winners Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury of Arcade Fire made the announcement at the conclusion of this evening’s Gala, that METALS by FEIST was the winner of the 2012 Polaris Music Prize. Held at the Concert Hall Studios at Bell Media’s Masonic Temple in downtown Toronto, Feist will take home $30,000.00. The other nine short list nominees were awarded $2000.00 by Slaight Music.

 

“Polaris is asking me for a quote… I haven’t had a second to consider how to talk about this yet, but what I want to say is thank you to the people who reallylistened to my record,” said Feist. “I’m genuinely grateful from one solitary listener to another. Honestly, thanks.”

 

Feist is a four time Grammy nominated artist with eight Juno wins including 2012′s Artist of the Year, a two time Polaris Music Prize Shortlist nomination and has earned the chance to teach the muppets to count on Sesame Street. In January 2011, her longtime collaborators Chilly Gonzales and Mocky arrived in Toronto to arrange 12 songs that would become her fourth studio album, Metals. The songs rangefrom low rumbling and moody ambiences to brutal and intense, as if it sonically maps the fog rolling in and the resulting cracking of thunder. Ultimately, Metals’ aesthetic has a deliberate patience, elemental wildness and natural beauty.

 

The evening included performances by Feist (Caught A Long WindThe Bad In Each Other) and Short List nominees Cadence Weapon (Cheval, Conditioning, Hope in Dirt City), Cold Specks (Elephant HeadSend Your Youth), Kathleen Edwards (A Soft Place to Land), Fucked Up (Queen of HeartsThe Other Shoe), Grimes (Symphonia IX (my wait is u), Genesis) and YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN (Reverse CrystalHoshi Neko). Handsome Furs were also in attendance. The event was streamed live on Muchmusic.com and broadcasted live on SiriusXM radio (Sirius channels 151 and 152; XM channel 151) and CBC Radio 3. Highlights from the gala will air in a one-hour special, exclusively on MuchMusic, on Saturday, September 29 at 10pm ET.

 

The gala was hosted by CBC Radio 3’s Grant Lawrence and MuchMusic’s Lauren Toyota.

 

This winner was decided by the 2012 Grand Jury which included Gregory Adams (Georgia Straight), Michael Barclay (Maclean’s, Radio Free Canuckistan), Chris Bilton (The Grid), Ryan Bresee (CKCU 93.1fm), Lisa Christiansen (CBC Radio 1), Shawn Conner (The Snipe News), Melissa Hetu (TFO), Kevin Laforest (Freelance, ex-Hour), Ryan B. Patrick (Freelance), Tabassum Siddiqui (Freelance) and Nicole Villeneuve (AUX TV).

 

James Keast, who oversaw the Grand Jury, had this to say “I’m very impressed with the thoughtful consideration given to the Short List nominees by the Grand Jury this year.  It was a very difficult choice, since it’s such an incredible talent poll among this year’s artists.”

 

The 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List

Cadence Weapon – Hope In Dirt City

Cold Specks – I Predict A Graceful Expulsion

Drake – Take Care

Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur

Feist – Metals

Fucked Up – David Comes To Life

Grimes – Visions

Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital

Japandroids – Celebration Rock

YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN – YT//ST

 

For hi res images from tonight’s gala please visit:

polarismusicprize.ca/media
username: media / password: m3d1a

 

About the Polaris Music Prize

The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music by recognizing, then marketing the albums of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history, as judged by a panel of selected music critics. www.polarismusicprize.ca

 

 

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Media Contact:

 

Polaris Music Prize media:

Joanne Setterington

Indoor Recess

(416) 884-4119

joanne@indoorrecess.com

 

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):

Magali Ould

(514) 994-6295

magali@polarismusicprize.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

POUR DIFFUSION IMMDIATE

 

 

METALS par FEIST GAGNE LE PRIX DE MUSIQUE POLARIS 2012  

 

TORONTO, ON – 24 septembre 2012 – Jeremy Gara et Tim Kingsbury d’Arcade Fire, gagnant du Prix de musique Polaris 2011, ont annonc la grande nouvelle la fin du gala ce soir que METALS par FEIST gagne le Prix de musique Polaris 2012. La soire avait lieu dans la salle de concert du Bell Media Masonic Temple dans le centre-ville de Toronto et Feist repart avec 30 000$. Les neuf autres nomms de la courte liste ont reu 2 000$, courtoisie de Slaight Music.

 

Le Polaris me demande une citation… Je n’ai pas encore eu une seconde pour penser la faon d’aborder tout ceci, mais je tiens vous remercier, vous qui avez vraiment cout mon album , a dit Feist. Je suis sincrement reconnaissante, d’une auditrice solitaire un autre. Honntement, merci.

 

Feist a t nomme quatre fois aux prix Grammy et est rcipiendaire de huit prix Juno, incluant celui de l’artiste de l’anne 2012. Nomme deux fois sur la courte liste du Prix de musique Polaris, Feist a eu la chance d’apprendre aux marionnettes de Sesame Street compter. En janvier 2011, ses collaborateurs de longue date Chilly Gonzales et Mocky sont dbarqus Toronto pour faire les arrangements des 12 pices qui composent son quatrime album, Metals. Les chansons passent de faibles grondements et des ambiences tranges des moments brutaux et intenses, comme si la conjoncture sonore suivait un brouillard qui se transforme en pluie et en tonnerre. Ultimement, l’esthtique de Metals clbre la patience, l’tat sauvage et la beaut naturelle.

 

La soire a t ponctue de prestations de Feist (Caught A Long WindThe Bad in Each Other), et des nomms de la courte liste Cadence Weapon (Cheval, Conditioning, Hope in Dirt City), Cold Specks (Elephant HeadSend Your Youth), Kathleen Edwards (A Soft Place to Land), Fucked Up (Queen of HeartsThe Other Shoe), Grimes (Symphonia IX (my wait is u), Genesis) et YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN (Reverse CrystalHoshi Neko). Handsome Furs a galement assist au gala. L’vnement a t diffus en direct sur la web tl de MuchMusic.com et exclusivement sur les ondes de SiriusXM (chanes Sirius 151 et 152, chane XM 151) et de CBC Radio 3. De plus, la chane tlvise de MuchMusic diffusera les moments forts du gala le 29 septembre 22h ET.

 

Le gala a t anim par Grant Lawrence de CBC Radio3 et Lauren Toyota de MuchMusic.

 

Le grand gagnant a t choisi par le grand jury 2012, compos de Gregory Adams (Georgia Straight), Michael Barclay (Maclean’s, Radio Free Canuckistan), Chris Bilton (The Grid), Ryan Bresee (CKCU 93.1fm), Lisa Christiansen (CBC Radio 1), Shawn Conner (The Snipe News), Melissa Hetu (TFO), Kevin Laforest (Pigiste, ex-Hour), Ryan B. Patrick (Pigiste), Tabassum Siddiqui (Pigiste) et Nicole Villeneuve(AUX TV).

 

James Keast, qui a supervis le grand jury – Je suis vraiment impressionn par l’attention particulire que le grand jury a accorde la courte liste cette anne. Ce fut un choix trs difficile, compte tenu du talent exceptionnel de chacun des artistes nomms en 2012.

 

La courte liste du Prix de musique Polaris:

Cadence Weapon – Hope In Dirt City

Cold Specks – I Predict A Graceful Expulsion

Drake – Take Care

Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur

Feist – Metals

Fucked Up – David Comes To Life

Grimes – Visions

Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital

Japandroids – Celebration Rock

YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN – YT//ST

 

 

Pour des images du gala de ce soir, visitez :

polarismusicprize.ca/media

username: media / password: m3d1a

 

 

propos du Prix de musique Polaris

Le Prix de musique Polaris est une organisation but non lucratif qui honore, clbre et rcompense annuellement la crativit et la diversit de la production musicale canadienne, en soulignant et en offrant une visibilit accrue aux albums qui rpondent aux plus hauts standards d’intgrit artistique, sans considration pour le genre musical, l’affiliation professionnelle ou l’historique des ventes, tel que dtermin par un jury de critiques musicaux slectionns. www.polarismusicprize.ca

 

 

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Media Contact:

 

Polaris Music Prize media:

Joanne Setterington

Indoor Recess

(416) 884-4119

joanne@indoorrecess.com

 

Polaris Music Prize media (Quebec):

Magali Ould

(514) 994-6295

magali@polarismusicprize.ca

 

 

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1 comment

  1. Dan Brock says:

    Thanks James. I’ve added Feist to my intended “Supplement.”

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