Polaris Music Prize


Godspeed You! Black Emperor Finally Address Why They Didn’t Want The Polaris Award

Last September, dark, political, post-rock group Godspeed You! Black Emperor won Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize for 2012’s surprise album Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! To some people’s surprise, they weren’t in attendance to accept the award and then went on to issue a statement thanking the music-press for the prize but speaking out against corporate domination and the […]


Godspeed You! Black Emperor Awarded Polaris Music Prize, Don’t Really Want It

The reverentially lauded Godspeed You! Black Emperor surprised and delighted fans, critics, and music lovers in general by quietly releasing Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! in October of last year. There was suddenly a new album there on the merch table at a Boston show, like it hadn’t been ten long years since Yanqui U.X.O. had been […]