Plants and Animals

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Plants and Animals
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2003 (2003)–present
Labels Secret City
Members Warren 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] 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.


Plants and Animals' self-titled EP was released in 2003 via Ships at Night Records.[3]

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.[4] The album features string parts by Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire

The band released their second LP, titled La La Land, on April 20, 2010.

Their third album, The End of That, has been released on February 28, 2012.[5]


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 band are namechecked in the Band of Horses song, "The General Specific" on their album Cease To Begin.

"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". Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  2. ^ Craig, Lindsay (June 21, 2007). "Secret City Signs The Go! Team And Plants And Animals". Chart. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  3. ^ Bottenberg, Rupert (January 29, 2004). "Flora and phonics: The strange nature of Plants and Animals". Montreal Mirror. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  4. ^ Barclay, Michael." Plants and Animals’ Parc Life", Exclaim!, March 2008.
  5. ^ Hudson, Alex. "Plants and Animals Roll Out Canadian Tour". Exclaim!, December 6, 2011.
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