The 2012 Polaris Music Prize Long List Is Here →
Lots of great acts were announced today as part of the illustrious Polaris Prize Long List, including one of my local faves, Cannon Bros. Big ups to those who made the cut, and even those who didn’t (Apollo Ghosts!).
Zulu Winter - Language (Arts & Crafts)
Call it melancholic minimalism, noir pop, or something along those lines. In any case, Zulu Winter, the five-piece from Oxfordshire, England, creates a sort of dreamland ambiance informed by a cache of muses from T.S. Eliot to Moog progenitor Dick Hyman to Roman Polanski films. Let’s Get Back to Front carries an effervescent dance beat shaped by airy rhythms and flourishes of electronica while...