PLANTS AND ANIMALS
NEW ALBUM ‘WALTZED IN FROM THE RUMBLING’
‘’Eclectic and confident’’ – Uncut
‘’Plants and Animals have created something beautiful’’ – Pitchfork
MONTREAL SOUL-POPPERS UNVEIL REMARKABLE ALBUM
Eight years after their debut album, Parc Avenue (2008) Montreal-based and Polaris Music Prize nominated artist Plants and Animals’ newest evolution, Waltzed in from the Rumbling, was released June 24th on Secret City Records.
This is Plants and Animals’ most soulful and inventive collection of music yet. Eleven soundtracks fit to accompany leaps taken, ships sailed, dark water and pink skies. Similarly recorded to tape, the new album embodies the raw musicianship characteristic of the group, while injecting symphonic crescendos, lyrical balladry, and metamorphic song developments.
The influences of the new LP are far and wide : the broken soul of Van Morrison; the off-kilter geometry of J Dilla; the dark, French funk of Serge Gainsbourg; the fire of John Coltrane’s quartet; Messiaen’s synaesthesia; the quirk of Angelo Badalamenti. The result is pure Plants and Animals, wide open with room to move.
Stereogum stating “the aesthetic varies wildly and wonderfully from track to track, each song having its own: hermetic seal but somehow still melding cohesively as a body of work,’’ and raving reviews are already pouring in, Uncut calling it ‘’Eclectic and confident’’, Pitchfork saying ‘’Plants and Animals have created something beautiful’’ while Mojo states : ‘’This all-analogue-recorded LP packs woody, indie skiffle, warming pop soul and that rare thing, a bassist (Nicolas Basque) whose playing is conspicuous for all the right reasons.’’
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Plants and Animals are a Canadian indie-rock band from Montreal (featuring two members originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia) which comprises guitarist-vocalists Warren Spicer and Nic Basque and drummer-vocalist Matthew ‘Woody’ Woodley. The trio began playing together as kids and emerged on the international scene in 2008. They are signed to Secret City Records. Their first full-length album, Parc Avenue, was shortlisted for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize and was nominated for a 2009 Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year; the band were also nominated for New Group of the Year. In February 2016, the band announced the upcoming release of their fourth full-length album Waltzed in from the Rumbling was released June 24, 2016.
‘’This all-analogue-recorded LP packs woody, indie skiffle, warming pop soul and that rare thing, a bassist (Nicolas Basque) whose playing is conspicuous for all the right reasons.’’ – Mojo
‘’The aesthetic varies wildly and wonderfully from track to track, each song having its ownhermetic seal but somehow still melding cohesively as a body of work.’’ – Stereogum