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Free Polaris Cover Sessions vinyl features Arkells, Joel Plaskett, Zaki Ibrahim

Andrea Gin

If you've been waiting to buy any of the ten albums short-listed for this year's Polaris Music Prize you're in luck: starting this weekend you'll get a bonus free vinyl copy of the Polaris Cover Sessions No. 2 with your purchase.

The Polaris Cover Sessions feature past Polaris nominees covering other past Polaris nominees. The blue-vinyl ten-inch includes Zaki Ibrahim's version of Leonard Cohen's "Show Me The Place," Arkells covering Owen Pallett's "I Am Not Afraid," and Joel Plaskett doing Feist's "Bittersweet Melodies."

The ten short-listed albums are:

Andy Shauf, The Party
Basia Bulat, Good Advice
Black Mountain, IV
Carly Rae Jepsen, Emotion
Grimes, Art Angels
Jessy Lanza, Oh No
Kaytranada, 99.9%
PUP, The Dream Is Over
U.S. Girls, Half-Free
White Lung, Paradise

Here are the record stores across the country participating in the promotion (while supplies last):

Atom Heart, Montreal, Que.
Aux 33 Tours, Montreal, Que.
Blackbyrd Myoozik, Edmonton, Alta.
Blackbyrd Myoozik, Calgary, Alta.
Compact Music (Glebe), Ottawa, Ont.
Compact Music (Centretown), Ottawa, Ont.
Dead Dog Records, Toronto, Ont.
Ditch Records, Victoria, B.C.
Dr. Disc Hamilton, Ont.
Fred’s, St John’s, N.L.
Frequences Le Disquaire, Ste-Hyacinthe, Que.
June Records, Toronto, Ont.
Le Knockout, Quebec City, Que.
Listen Records, Edmonton, Alta.
Milkcrate Records, Kelowna, B.C.
Music Trader, Winnipeg, Man.
Neptoon Records, Vancouver, B.C.
Obsolete Records, Halifax, N.S.
Odds and Sods, Nepean, Ont.
Red Cat Records, Vancouver, B.C.
Sloth Records, Calgary, Alta.
Sonic Boom, Toronto, Ont.
Soundscapes, Toronto, Ont.
Taz Records, Halifax, N.S.
Taz Records, Bedford, N.S.
Taz Records, Dartmouth, N.S.
Vinyl Diner, Saskatoon, Sask.

Watch the videos for the session songs below.