Patrick Watson wins Polaris Prize

Wow. Well. Secret City’s Patrick Watson took home Canada’s Polaris Prize last night, and we’re pretty much speechless. We were thrilled as it is when both they and Miracle Fortress made the shortlist amidst some very good company. To see Patrick, Simon, Mishka and Robbie walk away with the Prize was something else. There were some amazing records up the award, many of which we at Secret City are huge fans of…so all we can say at this point is a really humble thanks.

If you’re in the U.S. and don’t yet have a copy of Close to Paradise, the record was officially released there today. We’ll also finally be offering the vinyl LP version of the album in the next week or so, for all of you who have been asking about it. Thanks to everyone who’s supported the band, the album and Secret City up to this point. We’re basically a year old today, and we can’t imagine a better birthday.