Canadian throat-singer Tanya Tagaq sets European release date for her Polaris prize-winning album, Animism
Animism is Tanya Tagaq’s third studio album, following two acclaimed, Juno-nominated solo records. Opening with a cover of the Pixies’ fan-favourite ‘Caribou’, Animism combines avant-garde composition and electronics with Inuit throat singing and political undertones.
Back in September Tagaq fought off competition from the likes of Arcade Fire to claim this year’s Polaris Music Prize – the Canadian equivalent of the Mercury Prize.
Animism will be released on January 26 on Six Shooter Records.
Read our review of Animism in the forthcoming January/February 2015 (#105) edition on sale December 5.