The 2008 Polaris Prize Short List was announced today. 10 Canadian bands are up for best album in 2007 (based purely on artistic merit). I'm going to try feature a post of each band...its the least I can do for my Torontonian wife. Know what I mean, eh? First up is London, Ontario singer/songwriter Basia Bulat and her album Oh, My Darling.
Toronto-born songstress Basia Balut was weaned on Sam Cooke and after-school piano lessons and her debut LP, Oh, My Darling, offers a mix of ragtime riffs and exuberant, soul-inspired melodies. Produced and engineered by Howard Bilerman (who’s worked with British Sea Power and Goodspeed! You Black Emperor), Oh, My Darling is an undeniably infectious romp. - Emusic review (buy album there)
I do have a penchant for infectious romps....erm....right. Basia definitely has a touch of summer so good listening right now. You should if you have not already heard check these tracks out off the album:
The Winner will be announced September 29th.