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Grimes + Handsome Furs, Japandroids + Cadence Weapon Among Polaris Prize Split 7-Inch Series Singles
- Posted on Aug 2nd 2012 3:45PM by Jason MacNeil
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Fans purchasing one of the 10 "Short List" albums (either vinyl or CD) at participating outlets will be given a bonus surprise split seven-inch single. The "unmarked limited edition instant collectible" will feature a song on each side by one of the nominees.
There will be four different combinations available: Kathleen Edwards and Cold Specks, Japandroids and Cadence Weapon, Grimes and Handsome Furs, and Fucked Up and YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN.
Edwards will perform "Going To Hell" off her Voyageur album while Cold Specks will perform "Blank Maps" from I Predict a Graceful Expulsion. Grimes performs "Genesis" from Visions while Handsome Furs does "Serve the People" from Sound Kapital.
Japandroids see their song "The House That Heaven Built" from Celebration Rock opposite "Conditioning" from Cadence Weapon's Hope in Dirt City. Finally YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN perform "Queens" from YT/ST opposite Fucked Up's "What Would You Do (For Veronica)?" The Fucked Up song doesn't appear on their album, but was previously released on another single.
According to organizers, Feist and Drake declined to participate. Although Feist won't be included on these releases she made headlines earlier this week after creating a video entitled "A Commotion," which combined Mastodon covering Feist's "Metals" with her take on Mastodon's "Black Tongue."
The Scion Split Surprise 7" also includes a chance to win one of five golden tickets randomly inserted which give the winner and a friend a chance to attend the Polaris Gala ceremony in Toronto (accommodations nor transportation aren't included).
The participating outlets are in nine of the 10 Canadian provinces (sorry P.E.I.) and are primarily independent record stores from St. John's to Victoria. Basically you won't be able to get these singles at "big box" stores.
Arcade Fire won last year's Polaris Music Prize for The Suburbs. This year's ceremonies will be streamed live on MuchMusic.com and broadcast live on CBC Radio 3 as well as SiriusXM Radio. A special one-hour show will air on MuchMusic Sept. 29 at 10 p.m. Eastern.
- Cadence Weapon - Hope in Dirt City
- Cold Specks - I Predict a Graceful Expulsion
- Feist - Metals
- Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
- Grimes - Visions
- Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital
- Japandroids - Celebration Rock
- YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN - YY // ST
- Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur
- Drake - Take Care
- Canada Day Music Appreciation Gallery
- Arcade Fire's Politics
- Leonard Cohen's Endurance
- Feist's Rainbow Connections
- Deadmau5's Honesty
- Drake's Crew Love
- Justin Bieber's Potential
- Maestro Fresh Wes' Backbone
- Metric's Independence
- Michael Buble's Attitude
- Neil Young's Influence
- Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap
- Couer De Pirate's Split-Popularity
- Rufus Wainwright's Flair
- Spirit of the West's "Home For a Rest"
- Stompin' Tom Connors' Existence
- The Tragically Hip's American Obscurity