Earlier this summer, previous Polaris nominees Shad and Holy Fuck, chosen jointly by the Banff Centre and Polaris Music Prize for the inaugural Banff-Polaris Residency, retreated to Banff Centre’s mountainside recording studio. Together they become Holy Shad. The result of the collaboration, two songs called “The Legend of Cy Borg Pt. 1” and “The Legend of Cy Borg Pt. 2,” is finally available. It is weird as hell and it is awesome. Check it out now over at Polaris’ site.
If you’d like to do more than just stream the songs, the 7-inch will soon be available with the purchase of 2014 Short List titles, details for which are coming. Otherwise, bookmark this stream, because that’s the only other way you’ll get it. HAVE AT IT, BOOTLEGGERS.
Together with Polaris and Scion Sessions, we’ve also produced a mini-doc on the collaboration; set against the stunning backdrop that is Banff, and featuring interviews with the artists as well as producer Shawn Everett (who has been spending time and working on projects at Banff Centre since he was 18), plus more, is available above.
The Polaris Music Prize 2014 Gala takes place at the Carlu in Toronto on September 22.