On Monday night, Arcade Fire, Canada’s most intriguing rock band (says Time magazine) walked away with the 2011 Polaris Music Prize and $30,000 for their album The Suburbs. With a Polaris Prize, a Juno, a Brit Award, a collaboration with director Spike Jonze and a Grammy Award under their belt, the Montreal eight-piece band is poised for world domination!
To those who participated in our Polaris Music Prize Giveaway, we give a warm thank you! Winners have been contacted, and they’ll be receiving the Deluxe Version of The Suburbs (which includes bonus tracks and cuts from Spike Jonze’s film, “Scenes From the Suburbs”). Thanks for sharing your favourite Canadian music moments, and congratulations!
Check out the night’s festivities on Much Music’s microsite devoted to the Polaris Prize, and watch last year’s winner Karkwa announces the winner at Toronto’s Masonic Temple: