Godspeed win Polaris Music Prize

By | Published on Tuesday 24 September 2013

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

So, the Polaris Music Prize was presented over there in that Canada place last night, and this year the big prize – aka CDN$30,000 – went to Godspeed You! Black Emperor for their album ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!’ The band say they will use the money to fund music education programs in Quebec prisons.

Godspeed won the Mercury-style award for best Canadian album of the year by beating competition from other shortlisted records by Zaki Ibrahim, Metric, METZ, Purity Ring, Colin Stetson, Tegan And Sara, A Tribe Called Red, Whitehorse and Young Galaxy.