Plants and Animals

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Plants and Animals
Plants and Animals, July 2007
Plants and Animals, July 2007
Background information
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresIndie rock
Years active2003 (2003)–present
LabelsSecret City
MembersWarren Spicer: guitar, vocals
Matthew Woodley: drums, vocals
Nicolas Basque: guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals

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.[1] The trio began playing together as kids and emerged on the international scene in 2008. They are signed to Secret City Records.[2]

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 they would release their fourth full-length album Waltzed in from the Rumbling on April 29, 2016.[3]


Plants and Animals' self-titled EP was released in 2003 via Ships at Night Records.[4]

In the fall of 2007, Plants and Animals released the four-song with/avec EP

Their full-length debut Parc Avenue was released on February 26, 2008 in Canada and on March 25, 2008 in the United States.[5] The album was recorded entirely on analogue tape and features string parts by Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire

The band released their second LP, titled La La Land, on April 20, 2010. The album was recorded in both The Treatment Room in the band's hometown of Montreal and La Frette Studios outside of Paris, France.

Their third album, The End of That, was released on February 28, 2012.[6] The trio spent nearly a year preparing a catalogue of songs before entering the studio.[7]

Waltzed in from the Rumbling, their fourth full-length, was released on April 29, 2016.


Studio albums[edit]


Year Song Chart peak Album

2012 "Lightshow" 29 The End of That
"Why & Why" 36
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Appearances in the media[edit]

Plants and Animals' single "Bye Bye Bye" was available for free download on iTunes for a week in late August 2009. The song was featured on season three episode 13 of the TV show Chuck.

"The End of That" plays at the end credits for Joe Swanberg's film Drinking Buddies.

"Lightshow" was featured on the soundtrack for The Lifeguard.


  1. ^ Schneider, Jason (September 2007). "Interview with Plants and Animals". Archived from the original on April 14, 2008. Retrieved September 24, 2007.
  2. ^ Craig, Lindsay (June 21, 2007). "Secret City Signs The Go! Team And Plants And Animals". Chart. Archived from the original on July 28, 2009. Retrieved March 14, 2009.
  3. ^ "Plants and Animals announce new album Waltzed in from the Rumbling out April 29". February 5, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Bottenberg, Rupert (January 29, 2004). "Flora and phonics: The strange nature of Plants and Animals". Montreal Mirror. Retrieved September 27, 2007.
  5. ^ Barclay, Michael." Plants and Animals’ Parc Life", Exclaim!, March 2008.
  6. ^ Hudson, Alex. "Plants and Animals Roll Out Canadian Tour". Exclaim!, December 6, 2011.
  7. ^ Brown, Emma (February 27, 2012). "If Plants and Animals Were Plants and Animals..." Retrieved February 27, 2007.
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