Karkwa wins coveted Polaris Prize!
Audiogram is very proud to announce that Karkwa took home the coveted Polaris Prize, awarded to the year’s best Canadian album, during a reception held last night in Toronto. First Francophone group to ever win this prestigious award, the band’s members Louis-Jean Cormier, François Lafontaine, Stéphane Bergeron, Julien Sagot and Martin Lamontagne were present as the jury handed them the prize for Les chemins de verre, the group’s fourth album. Critically acclaimed in Québec, Les chemins de verre was recorded for the most part in Paris at La Frette studios, a location that proved to be extremely inspiring for all five members. The album’s spontaneous feel will be recreated live for the band’s highly anticipated Montreal premiere at Metropolis on November 30, with an extra date already added for December 11. The Polaris Music Prize is a not-for-profit organization that annually honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music by recognizing and marketing the albums of the highest artistic integrity, without regard to musical genre, professional affiliation, or sales history. Previous Polaris Prize winners include Fucked Up (2009), Caribou (2008), Montréal’s Patrick Watson (2007), and Final Fantasy (2006).