This morning, the Polaris Music Prize announced its Short List for 2016, which includes both Andy Shauf's The Party and U.S. Girls' Half Free. We are thrilled.

The Polaris Music Prize is a juried award determined by 196 Canadian music journalists, bloggers, broadcasters and programmers. It is the highest musical honour bestowed on a Canadian album. 

Other nominees to this year's Polaris Prize Short List include Black Mountain, Basia Bulat, Grimes, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kaytranada, Jessy Lanza, PUP and White Lung.

Both Andy Shauf and U.S. Girls will perform at the Polaris Music Prize gala on September 19th at the Carlu (Toronto, ON), where an 11-member Grand Jury will determine the winner of the $50,000 prize. See you there!