Fucked Up, the Toronto hardcore punk sextet with the name that TicketWeb won’t print in full, was named winner of the 2009 Polaris Music Prize last night. The band snared the prize, which is given for the best Canadian album of the year, for The Chemistry of Common Life. In addition to its prestige, the Polaris Prize comes with a $20,000 award.
“We got frisked on our way in and I said ‘this is gonna suck’,” singer Damian Abraham was quoted in the National Post as saying after hearing that his band had won the prize, “but at least well get a free iPod. Well, we won the Polaris. Its a lot better than an iPod.
Fucked Up plays the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Nov. 5, performing the album with the help of Andrew W.K. on keyboards and Vivian Girls on backup vocals. Tickets are $18 and available here.