Montreal-based indie rock trio Plants and Animals formed in 2004 around the talents of Warren Spicer (guitar, vocals), Matthew Woodley (drums, percussion, vocals), and Nicolas Basque (guitar, bass, vocals).
The band's genre-jumping sound blends rootsy, acoustic-heavy folk and country with elements of classic and progressive rock. Their self-titled debut was released in 2005, followed by another EP, With/Avec, in 2007 and finally a full-length album, Parc Avenue, in 2008, the latter of which was shortlisted for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize and nominated for a 2009 Juno Award. Plants and Animals released La La Land in 2010, which also landed on the Polaris Music Prize shortlist. Arriving in 2012, the Secret City Records-issued The End of That landed its title track in the closing credits of the 2013 film Drinking Buddies, and in 2016 the band released its fourth studio long-player, Waltzed in from the Rumbling, again via Secret City. ~ James Christopher Monger