New album Waltzed in from the Rumbling out April 29th on Secret City Records.
Currently streaming via Stereogum, CBC/ICI Musique and Voir.
Quebec concert dates just announced!
Plants and Animals are premiering their new video for the single No Worries Gonna Find Us as Track of Day via Q Magazine today. Directed by Gabriel Coutu-Dumont, he explains the concept in these words: "this music video is first and foremost about the music and its makers. We wanted to show the band doing what they do best, their honesty and generosity as artists."
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The record, coming out this Friday, is currently streaming via Stereogum : “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.’’
The band recently announced six concert dates in the province of Quebec, including a Montreal show on October 15 at the Corona Theatre. See below for full tour dates.
Eight years after their debut album Parc Avenue (2008), Montreal based and Polaris-Prize nominated artist Plants and Animals’ newest evolution, Waltzed in from the Rumbling, is set for release April 29 on Secret City Records. 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. 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.
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.
‘’Eclectic and confident’’ - Uncut
‘’Plants and Animals have created something beautiful’’ - Pitchfork
‘’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 own hermetic seal but somehow still melding cohesively as a body of work.’’ - Stereogum
Watch the official video for Stay
Watch the live video for Stay
Pre-Order the Vinyl at Secret City
Pre-Order the CD at Secret City
Pre-Order the album on iTunes
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Photo credit: Caroline Desilets