Band Name Plants And Animals. Album Name La La Land. Released date 20 April 2010. Labels Secret City Records. Music StyleIndie Rock. Members owning this album0.
Plants and Animals' self-titled EP was released in 2003 via Ships at Night Records. In the fall of 2007, Plants and Animals released the four-song with/avec EP. Their full-length debut Parc Avenue was released on February 26, 2008 in Canada and on March 25, 2008 in the United States. The album was recorded entirely on analogue tape and features string parts by Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire. The band released their second LP, titled La La Land, on April 20, 2010
La La Land, the second album from Montreal-based trio Plants and Animals, should be excellent. Their woefully overlooked 2008 debut full-length, Parc Avenue, was ripe to be expanded upon. Full of spacious, mostly acoustic almost-folk sounds, it spackled rich, otherworldly harmonies and honeyed, finger-picked guitar lines over rambling epics. On Parc Avenue, P&A drew a direct line between the bearded Laurel Canyon folk-rockers of the 1970s and the modern psychedelia of bands like Animal Collective. But La La Land, unfortunately, is more concerned with plugging in and cranking up the volume.
Plants and Animals are a real treat. With all the twists and turns on the album, you are sure to keep coming back to it time and time again. Parc Avenue and With/Avec are still mainstays in my rotation and La La Land is a healthy addition. The boys will be in Chicago at Lincoln Hall on May 15th. Video: Plants and Animals – The Mama Papa. Tagged as: Plants and Animals.
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La La Land is so warm and easy to like, it triumphs over any misgivings. Matthew Horton 2010 Recorded in Paris and their hometown of Montreal, Plants and Animals’ second album marks a minor change of emphasis from their 2007 With/Avec EP and 2008 full-length debut Parc Avenue (unreleased over here), squeezing out the kookier edges of their natural psychedelic rock and laying down some full-fat riffs. From the laidback Lynyrd Skynryd boogie of opener Tom Cruz on, there’s a sense they’re a little more ordinary now; but La La Land is so warm and easy to like, it triumphs over any misgivings.