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Calgary pop duo Tegan and Sara are among the artists who have made the 40-album Polaris Music Prize long list. (Lindsey Byrnes)
Calgary pop duo Tegan and Sara are among the artists who have made the 40-album Polaris Music Prize long list. (Lindsey Byrnes)

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Calgary pop duo Tegan and Sara, Montreal art-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Toronto new-wave band Metric are among the artists who have made the 40-album Polaris Music Prize long list.

The list of contenders was announced Thursday in Montreal.

It will be narrowed to a 10-album short list on July 16, with the winner to be announced at a performance gala Sept. 23 in Toronto.

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The diverse long list features a number of artists being recognized by Polaris for the first time.

Among those newcomers are Montreal singer/songwriter Mac DeMarco, indie-R&B act Rhye (which features Toronto-raised vocalist Mike Milosh) and Winnipeg metal outfit KEN Mode.

Other acts on the list include: the Besnard Lakes, Louis-Jean Cormier, Kid Koala, Majical Cloudz and Purity Ring from Montreal; Toronto’s Evening Hymns, Lindi Ortega, Hayden, Metz and Daniel Romano; and Hannah Georgas, A.C. Newman and Young Galaxy from Vancouver.

Dan Snaith, the Dundas, Ont.-reared composer who won the 2008 Polaris for Caribou’s Andorra, nabbed a long list spot for his Jiaolong project, recorded as Daphni.

Other prior winners of the $30,000 Polaris include Feist, Arcade Fire and Karkwa.

The 2013 Polaris Music Prize Long List:

  • A Tribe Called Red – Nation II Nation
  • Alaclair Ensemble – Les maigres blancs d'Amérique du Noir
  • ANCIIENTS – Heart of Oak
  • The Besnard Lakes – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
  • Louis-Jean Cormier – Le Treizième Étage
  • Daphni – JIAOLONG
  • Mac DeMarco – 2
  • Evening Hymns – Spectral Dusk
  • Hannah Georgas – Hannah Georgas
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor – 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
  • Chilly Gonzales – Solo Piano II
  • Jim Guthrie – Takes Time
  • Hayden – Us Alone
  • Zaki Ibrahim – Every Opposite
  • KEN mode – Entrench
  • Kid Koala – 12 bit Blues
  • Kobo Town – Jumbie in the Jukebox
  • Pierre Lapointe – Punkt
  • Lee Harvey Osmond – The Folk Sinner
  • Les soeurs Boulay – Le poids des confettis
  • Corb Lund – Cabin Fever
  • The Luyas – Animator
  • Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
  • Metric – Synthetica
  • METZ – METZ
  • Danny Michel with the Garifuna Collective – Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me
  • AC Newman – Shut Down The Streets
  • Old Man Luedecke – Tender is The Night
  • Lindi Ortega – Cigarettes & Truckstops
  • Peter Peter – Une version améliorée de la tristesse
  • Purity Ring – Shrines
  • Rah Rah – The Poet's Dead
  • Rhye – Woman
  • Daniel Romano – Come Cry With Me
  • Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
  • Suuns – Images du futur
  • Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob
  • Al Tuck – Stranger at the Wake
  • Whitehorse – The Fate of the World Depends On This Kiss
  • Young Galaxy – Ultramarine

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