Montreal based Plants and Animals started out doing instrumentals back in 2002. But eventually all three band members started using their voices – with leads by Warren Spicer (vocals/guitar), and back-up vocals by Nic Basque (guitar/bass/keyboards) and Matthew Woodley (drums).
In 2008, their first full length album “Parc Avenue” was nominated for a Juno and made it to the Polaris Prize short list. This led to opening for Wolf Parade, Broken Bells, Gnarls Barkley, Grizzly Bear and The National.
Their third full length album, “The End of That” (Secret City Records) was released earlier this year. Previously the band would write the music while recording, but this time they wanted the songs and ideas to be fully formed, so they worked everything out beforehand at the Montreal studio where they laid down their first two albums. They recorded in France over a two week period, with engineer Lionel Darenne who was fresh off recording Feist’s Polaris Prize winning album “Metals.”
Plants and Animals play The Great Hall in Toronto on Nov 15th.