Rapidly gaining international prestige, the Polaris Music Prize continues to expand.
This year's event takes place later this month, with all manner of Canadian talent fighting it out for the coveted prize. Launching a series of Record Store Day releases, Polaris organisers have asked nominated artists to cover a track from another nominated artists.
The results are intriguing. Sarah Harmer turned Caribou's 'Odessa' into an off kilter acoustic singalong, while The New Pornographers' 'Bones Of An Idol' is re-worked by Whitehorse.
"As much as Polaris picks lists and winners, it's also a community of artists who greatly respect each other's work. Like our recent Banff Sessions with Shad and Holy Fuck, we hope this kind of mutual love manifests itself on an annual basis," said Steve Jordan, Polaris Founder and Executive Director.
Pressed on seven inch vinyl, the singles will be available at next year's Record Store Day event. Check out Sarah Harmer breezing through 'Odessa' below.
The winner of this year's Polaris Music Prize will be unveiled on September 22nd.