Whether you're at your desk working throughout the week or using your mobile device while on the go, we know you're listening to CBC Music - we are too! Even with the multitude of genres you can stream and artists profiles you can check out, we always like to give you recommendations because who doesn't love a new song or artist to add to their personalized playlist? This week, we're listening to Plants and Animals.
The Montreal band - which started as an instrumental group ten years ago - would play their sometimes fifteen minute, often improvised songs around their hometown before they added vocals. Once Plants and Animals - Matthew Woodley, Warren Spicer and Nicolas Basque - made the transformation in their musical styling, the band emerged onto the Canadian music scene with the release of their first album Parc Avenue in 2008. To say that the album was well received may be an understatement as it was nominated for a Polaris Music Prize, two Juno awards and three GAMIQS (Gala alternatif de la musique indépendante du Québec).
Fans took to their alternative rock/progressive pop sound across North America and Europe as they opened for bands such as Grizzly Bear, Wolf Parade, Gnarls Barkley and Broken Bells. Then in 2011, Plants and Animals released their follow up album La La Land. The band stopped by Studio Q with Jian Ghomeshi to promote the new album.
They even demonstrated how to play their song The Mama Papa on the guitar:
This year, Plants and Animals gave a sneak peak of the title track to their third album The End of That with a performance on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. Check it out:
Plants and Animals returned to Studio Q to have another chat and play another song from the new album: