Plants and Animals — with Lost in the Trees at The Troubadour on May 27, 2010

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with Lost in the Trees at The Troubadour on May 27, 2010

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Watch: Plants and Animals - “We Were One” Video

Waltzed In From the Rumbling Out Now via Secret City

Jul 07, 2016

Montreal-based trio Plants and Animals released a new album, Waltzed In From the Rumbling, back in April via Secret City. Now the band has shared a video for "We Were One." The impressionistic clip was directed by Frédérique Bérubé and mixes old footage of beach holidays with stranger images. Watch below. More

Under the Radar Announces May/June 2016 Issue with M83 on the Cover

Issue 57 Also Includes Interview with Lush, Primal Scream, John Carpenter, Frightened Rabbit, Underworld, Yeasayer, Frankie Cosmos, Julien Baker, Cat's Eyes, School of Seven Bells, Parquet Courts, Fear of Men, Minor Victories, Kevin Morby, and More

May 06, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our May/June 2016 issue (out May, June, and into July), which has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug. The issue features M83 on the cover. More

Listen: Plants and Animals - “No Worries Gonna Find Us”

Waltzed In From the Rumbling Due Out April 29 via Secret City

Mar 04, 2016

Montreal-based trio Plants and Animals are releasing a new album, Waltzed In From the Rumbling, on April 29 via Secret City. Previously they had shared the album's first single, "Stay," as well as a video for the song. Now the band has shared another song from the album, "No Worries Gonna Find Us." Listen below, followed by their tour dates. More

Watch: Plants and Animals - “Stay” Video

Waltzed In From the Rumbling Due Out April 29 via Secret City

Feb 23, 2016

Montreal-based trio Plants and Animals are releasing a new album, Waltzed In From the Rumbling, on April 29 via Secret City. Previously they had shared the album's first single, "Stay." Now the song has a video, which is below. Hanako Hoshimi-Caines directed the clip, which was shot in sunny Tel-Aviv and the snowy woods of Montreal and features various dancers.  More

Plants and Animals Announce New Album, Share “Stay”

Waltzed In From the Rumbling Due Out April 29 via Secret City

Feb 05, 2016

Montreal-based trio Plants and Animals have announced a new album and shared its first single. Waltzed In From the Rumbling is due out April 29 via Secret City. Below you can hear "Stay." More

Feb 29, 2012

Plants and Animals released their third album The End of That yesterday, and with it has come a music video for its single "Lightshow."  More

Plants and Animals Announce Tour

In Support of New Record The End of That

Jan 17, 2012

After announcing the release of their forthcoming third album The End of That a months back, Plants and Animals have unveiled a number of North American tour dates starting in March. More

Nov 30, 2011

On February 28, Plants and Animals are set to release their third album The End of That. We have the details and lead single.  More

Plants and Animals and Frightened Rabbit Join Forces for Tour

There’s a Whole Lotta Nature Rock Going On

Sep 02, 2010

Canadian rockers Plants and Animals are heading out on tour with Scottish rockers Frightened Rabbit. We have the dates.  More

Tegan and Sara, Broken Social Scene, and Plants and Animals Longlisted For Polaris Prize

Plus Caribou and The New Pornographers; Short List Announced July 6th

Jun 18, 2010

Canada’s premier music award (think the Grammys here in America or England's Mercury Prize), The Polaris Prize, has announced its’ long list. Among the 40 artists nominated are Under the Radar favorites Tegan and Sara, Owen Pallet, Broken Social Scene, Caribou, The Besnard Lakes, The New Pornographers, and Plants and Animals. We have the full list.  More

May 28, 2010

Last night (May 27th), Plants and Animals, supported by Lost in the Trees, rocked the house at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. We sent Under the Radar photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern down to cover the action. Check out a full gallery of her photos here. More

Mar 31, 2010

Sure it’s hip to stream your album these days. However, Under the Radar favorites Plants and Animals are putting a new spin on the trend. The band will be revealing a few songs of sophomore album La La Land at a time, leading up to its April 20th release date. They also have a tour in the works. More

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010 Recap

Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible

Mar 25, 2010

Under the Radar's 2010 SXSW day party went down on Saturday, March 20, from 12 - 6 p.m., at Klub Krucial, and was sponsored by JanSport. It was the fifth year that Under the Radar has hosted a SXSW party and the magazine's sixth SXSW party over all (one year we hosted two). The cold and rainy weather didn't deter enthusiastic music fans and music industry professionals from venturing out on the last day of SXSW. The party included performances by Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More

Photos from the JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010

Photos of Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible

Mar 25, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010. The gallery includes photos of Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More

Under the Radar SXSW Party Set Times Revealed

JanSport Presented Event This Saturday

Mar 16, 2010

Under the Radar is pleased to announce the set times for its 5th annual SXSW Day Party 2010, which is happening this Saturday March 20 at Emo's East Annex (Klub Krucial) from noon to 6 PM, and is presented by JanSport. The line-up includes Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More

Plants and Animals Get Artsy on New Video “The Mama Papa”

Band to Play Under the Radar SXSW Party, March 20th

Mar 03, 2010

Excited about Under the Radar's SXSW party? So our we! Key member of our party line up, Plants and Animals, recently released a new video for "The Mama Papa" from upcoming album, La La Land. In the black and white clip, the band gets artsy...in French. We have the video. More

Plants and Animals to Play Under the Radar’s SXSW Party

Party Lineup to Be Revealed One Artist at a Time

Feb 25, 2010

On March 20, Under the Radar will host a free, all-ages SXSW day party that is presented by JanSport. We will be announcing the lineup this week one artist at a time, so that we can highlight each band with info, videos, and links, to familiarize you with, and get you excited about, each artist. We are proud to announce that Plants and Animals will be joining our SXSW party lineup More

Check Out Photos of Pitchfork Music Festival Day Two

Photos of Fucked Up, Beirut, Final Fantasy, Plants and Animals, Lindstrøm, Doom, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Yeasayer

Jul 19, 2009

The Pitchfork Music Festival continued yesterday in Chicago and we sent photographer Andrew Reed Weller down to capture the day two action. Check out his photos of Fucked Up, Beirut, Final Fantasy, Plants and Animals, Lindstrøm, Doom, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Yeasayer. More


Interviews

Plants and Animals

Back on Track

Jun 27, 2016

"This is an arrival album, not a transitional album." To listen to frontman Warren Spicer explain where exactly Plants and Animals have landed on Waltzed in From the Rumbling is to hear of a land of creative freedom and newfound energy. It's a land free from pressure and expectation. It's a world apart from their previous album. More

Jan 06, 2011

For Under the Radar’s 8th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2010. However our printed pages weren’t enough to hold all the great responses we got. Pick up a copy of Under the Radar’s Year End issue for interviews with: The Antlers, Bon Iver, Caribou, Club 8, Delphic, Rose Elinor Dougall, Gayngs, Hot Chip, Lost in the Trees, Love is All, The Love Language, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River,Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Plants and Animals, Mark Ronson, Superchunk, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Van Etten, and Vivian Girls.  Then check here for bonus responses not found in the magazine. Here are additional answers from from Matthew Woodley of Plants and Animals

 

 

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Plants and Animals: In the Studio

Matthew Woodley discusses upcoming third album

Oct 30, 2009

Montréal trio Plants and Animals have spent the majority of the past year in a van, touring in support of their 2008 breakthrough album, Parc Avenue. Yet amidst bringing their particular brand of folk-rock to the masses, singer/guitarist Warren Spicer, guitarist/bassist Nicolas Basque, and drummer Matthew Woodley (aka, the Woodman, or Woody) have also devoted their attention to writing and recording what will be their third album. The album, title TBA, is due for an early 2010 release. As the band inches closer to the album's completion, Woodley took some time to speak with Under the Radar, filling us in on the details. More

Plants and Animals

Collegiate Progressives

Apr 02, 2008

The three members of Montréal’s Plants and Animals might be Music Studies graduates, but theirs is not the sound of intellectual snobs. Graduating from Montréal’s Concordia University in the early part of the century with degrees in electro-acoustic music, Warren Spicer, Matthew Woodley, and Nicolas Basque have, with their sophomore album, Parc Avenue, hit upon a sound that is at once smooth, complex, and organic, with touches of ’70s rock and soul and an expansive musical palette that includes everything from flutes to violin and choirs of voice. More


Reviews

Waltzed In From the Rumbling

Waltzed In From the Rumbling

Secret City

Jun 15, 2016

Plants and Animals return from a three-year hiatus with their fourth LP, Waltzed In From the Rumbling. Their absence has indeed been felt; records so steeped in lush organic sounds are increasingly rare these days, and the few that do make it to our eardrums are generally lacking in originality and quality. More

The End of That

The End of That

Secret City

Feb 26, 2012

Over its last two albums, Montréal trio Plants and Animals grew from lush, folk-inspired songwriters to more experimental, rock 'n' roll animals. For as light, airy, and nuanced as 2008's Parc Avenue was, 2010's La La Land was in equal measure in your face and electrified. Plants and Animals' latest album largely splits the difference between those two albums. More

La La Land

La La Land

Secret City

Apr 21, 2010

Plants and Animals' last album, 2008's Parc Avenue, was one of the year's best, a pastoral pastiche of '70s-flavored folk-rock grooves, aided by strings and horns, that set a genuine, organic mood of laidback cool. Since releasing the album, the Montréal trio has toured almost constantly, playing over 150 shows in the States and abroad. Perhaps as a result, the band's new album possesses a distinctly more volatile, rougher-edged sound. More

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2010 Recap (March 20, 2010)

Mar 25, 2010

Under the Radar's 2010 SXSW day party went down on Saturday, March 20, from 12 - 6 p.m., at Klub Krucial, and was sponsored by JanSport. It was the fifth year that Under the Radar has hosted a SXSW party and the magazine's sixth SXSW party over all (one year we hosted two). The cold and rainy weather didn't deter enthusiastic music fans and music industry professionals from venturing out on the last day of SXSW. The party included performances by Vivian Girls, Sondre Lerche, The Veils, Plants and Animals, Avi Buffalo, Everything Everything, and The Invisible. More