Today, the Polaris Record Club continues with Destroyer’s fantastic 2011 LP, Kaputt. Despite a prolific career and a dedicated fanbase, the Vancouver, BC-native (and integral member of Canadian supergroup New Pornographers) has been shortlisted for the first time this year. Anchored by the lofty epic “Bay of Pigs,” Kaputt is a smooth and atmospheric listen whose long-overdue appearance on this year’s Polaris Music Prize shortlist is a strong one.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Polaris Record Club, this year Rdio has joined with the Polaris Music Prize to power a series of nominated album streams. Twice a week, leading up to the Polaris Gala event on September 19, Rdio will enable free full-album streaming of Short List-nominated albums on the Polaris Music Prize website for a 24-hour period. Rdio subscribers can listen to Destroyer anytime, as well as the other Short List-nominated albums. Follow Polaris on Rdio to listen to their latest discoveries and exclusive playlists.