The short list for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize was revealed in Toronto on Tuesday, with Metric, METZ, Purity Ring and Tegan and Sara among the ten acts in the running for Canada's best album of the year.
The announcement was made at a media event at The Drake Hotel in Toronto, by Polaris founder Steve Jordan. Kathleen Edwards and Shad will host the gala, being held on Sept. 23 at The Carlu in Toronto.
The short list also incudes Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Zaki Ibrahim, Colin Stetson, A Tribe Called Red, Whitehorse and Young Galaxy.