Plants and Animals – Parc Avenue

by Woody on April 10, 2008

Plants and Animals

There have been countless bands that have tried to do too much in one sitting. Its like they are trying to cram all their thoughts into 40 minute release and it often comes off sounding disjointed and, well, like shit. Plants and Animals are one of the few bands that succeed even as they sometimes seem to be all over the place.

I was taken by their w/ Avec EP last year as each of the four tunes had an epic feel to them. The anxiously awaited LP, Parc Avenue, continues the bands lofty aspirations in creating a unique and orchestral sound. I read one review labeling them as jam band. That’s like comparing me to Perez Hilton because we both blog.

While the Montreal three-piece do jam, there is none of that endless noodling with no end in sight that plagues so many jam bands out there today. This is just 3 dudes from Canada aspiring to create some sweet music by blending numerous genres.

With each listen, you’ll find a little something more to hold on to. This is not a disc that can be digested in one or even two sittings. You need to crack open a cold one, slap the headphones on and immerse yourself in Parc Avenue. Much like another HearYa favorite, Port O’Brien, Plants and Animals have a vibe that makes you want to listen to them over and over.

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Both tracks courtesy of Pasta Primavera:

Plants and Animals – Bye Bye Bye

Plants and Animals – Mercy

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Free Music Dude April 10, 2008 at 9:43 am

I just heard a track from these guys on NPR’s all songs considered podcast. It was in the “a song to call your own” podcast. I rather like them and will have to pick up the record rather soon me thinks.

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