Whitehorse, the folk duo of Winnipeg-born Luke Doucet and wife Melissa McClelland, have earned a spot on the Polaris Music Prize short list.
The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss is one of 10 albums that will vie for the $30,000 Polaris Music Prize, which goes to the artist who created the Canadian album of the year.
The short list, which was released Tuesday, also includes Alelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Every Opposite by Zaki Ibrahim, Synthetica by Metric, Shrines by Purity Ring, New History Warefare Vol. 3: To See More Light by Colin Stetson, Heartthrob by Tegan and Sara, Nation II Nation by A Tribe Called Red and Ultramarine by Young Galaxy.
The prize winner will be named at the Polaris Gala in Toronto on Sept. 23.