Plants and Animals, Canada
Plants and Animals are a Canadian indie-rock band from Montreal which comprises guitarist-vocalists Warren Spicer and Nic Basque and drummer-vocalist Matthew Woody Woodley. The trio began playing together as kids and emerged on the international scene in 2008. 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 the upcoming release of their fourth full-length album Waltzed in from the Rumbling. Plants and Animals' self-titled EP was released in 2003 via Ships at Night Records. In the fall of 2007, they 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. 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. The trio spent nearly a year preparing a catalogue of songs before entering the studio.