Status: Blowing Up
Why You Should Pay Attention: Tanya Tagaq has been wowing audiences for years with her intimate, emotionally charged take on Inuit throat singing. But her latest album — Animism, released this year in the U.S. — and recent performances have found her blending her technique into a bold avant-rock trio. The result has been a critical sensation: the 2014 Polaris Music Prize, three Juno nominations, props from Grimes and a spot on this year’s Bonnaroo.
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