The record, coming out this Friday, is currently streaming via Stereogum
: “the aesthetic varies wildly and wonderfully from track to track, each song having its own hermetic seal but somehow still melding cohesively as a body of work,’’
and raving reviews are already pouring in, Uncut
calling it ‘’Eclectic and confident’’, Pitchfork
saying ‘’Plants and Animals have created something beautiful’’
states : ‘’This all-analogue-recorded LP packs woody, indie skiffle, warming pop soul and that rare thing, a bassist (Nicolas Basque) whose playing is conspicuous for all the right reasons.’’
Eight years after their debut album Parc Avenue (2008), Montreal-based and Polaris Music Prize nominated artist Plants and Animals’ newest evolution, Waltzed in from the Rumbling, is set for release June 10th on Secret City Records. Similarly recorded to tape, the new album embodies the raw musicianship characteristic of the group, while injecting symphonic crescendos, lyrical balladry, and metamorphic song developments. This is Plants and Animals’ most soulful and inventive collection of music yet. Eleven soundtracks fit to accompany leaps taken, ships sailed, dark water and pink skies.
The influences of the new LP are far and wide : the broken soul of Van Morrison; the off-kilter geometry of J Dilla; the dark, French funk of Serge Gainsbourg; the fire of John Coltrane’s quartet; Messiaen’s synaesthesia; the quirk of Angelo Badalamenti. The result is pure Plants and Animals, wide open with room to move.
Feb 24 – The Globe – Cardiff
Feb 25 – The Fleece – Bristol
Feb 26 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds
Feb 28 – Village Underground – London