Montreal-based Plants and Animals have released their first album in 4 years ‘The Jungle’ via Secret City Records. The band have shared a track by track breakdown of the 8 songs that comprise their 5th studio album with The Talkhouse.
Listen to ‘The Jungle’ here: https://found.ee/PA-JUNGLE.
In their 4 star review, Exclaim! said ‘The Jungle’ “…clearly displays its references; this album’s transmutations, however, are the band’s most consistently sublime and seem to have been rendered effortlessly in comparison to previous work. With ‘The Jungle,’ Plants and Animals claim a more definitive and cogent sense of identity, maximizing a talent for both interpretation and invention.”
Since June, the band has released four tracks from the new album. Consequence of Sound stated, “Early singles like House on Fire and Sacrifice portended a collection of catchy but chaotic sonic landscapes. The latest sample of the effort, Le Queens, offers a counterpoint to that aural bedlam — with a touch of Quebecois,” while CBC Music said, “…songs like House on Fire and Sacrifice highlight what the band does best: form a rhythmic engine, whether it’s fuelled by a chugging riff or driving synths, that feels unstoppable, and will surely inspire the same feeling in its listeners.”
Plants and Animals is a Montreal-based trio that began playing together as kids and emerged on the international scene in 2008 with ‘Parc Avenue’. The band has developed a varied cult following ever since, built on the shoulders of their self-produced records and their intense live shows. Parc Avenue was a critically acclaimed record (Pitchfork 8/10) released during the famous Montreal-is-the-new-Seattle music moment. This release set Plants and Animals as an incredible live force, a powerful songwriting trio and opened doors for them to tour the world many times over with people like Portugal. The Man, Gnarls Barkley and more.
Three other releases followed and kept the band’s status up high: ‘La La Land’ (2010) “they’re complicated and gorgeous [songs] and feel as innate as desire itself” (Paste Magazine), ‘The End of That’ (2012) “vibrant, constantly rewarding” (Spin) and ‘Waltzed in from the Rumbling’ (2016) “… the strike rate is remarkably high” ★★★★ (Q Magazine).
The band was shortlisted (2008) and longlisted (2010) for the Polaris Music Prize and received multiple Juno Awards and ADISQ Awards nominations over the years.
‘The Jungle’ track list
01) The Jungle
02) Love That Boy
03) House On Fire.
04) Sacrifice –
05) Get My Mind
06) Le Queens
07) In Your Eyes
02.17.2021 – Prague, CA @ Underdogs
02.18.2021 – Krakow, PL @ Klub RE
02.19.2021 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine Berghain
02.20.2021 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
02.21.2021 – Arnhem, NL @ Luxor Live
02.23.2021 – Brighton, UK @ The Albert
02.24.2021 – London, UK @ The Lexington
02.26.2021 – Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up du Label
03.12.2021 – Quebec City, QC @ D’Auteuil
03.13.2021 – Sherbrooke, QC @ La Petite Boîte Noire
03.18.2021 – Montréal, QC @ La Tulipe
03.19.2021 – Frelighsburg, QC @ Beat et Betterave
03.26.2021 – Saint-Prime, QC @ Vieux Couvent
03.27.2021 – Chicoutimi, QC @ Bistro Summum
For more information on Plants and Animals, visit plantsandanimals.ca.