One of the world's best punk acts is being recognized for their greatness in their home country.
Toronto's Fucked Up has taken the Polaris Music Prize for their critically-acclaimed album "The Chemistry of Common Life." This is the fourth year the prize is being given out, which recognizes the best Canadian album of the past year. The band picked up the $20,000 prize at the Polaris awards show Monday night.
"That is insane," said lead singer Damian Abraham. "We got here today and we got frisked on our way in, and every time we went back, we got frisked again.… So I was like: 'Aww, this is going to suck, being frisked so much and not coming away with anything. But then I got a free iPod, and I was like: 'Yeah!' But this is better than an iPod!"
Fucked Up have already announced plans to use the money to put on a holiday concert to benefit the awareness of missing aboriginal women in Canada.
"The Chemistry of Common Life" is available in record stores everywhere and on iTunes. Check out this QTV interview with the band below following the event, and look out for an interview with guitarist 10,000 Marbles from yours truly in the near-future.