Plants and Animals: name is dumb, band is not. - Oh My Rockness

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Plants and Animals: name is dumb, band is not.

March 02, 2009
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Metalheads rejoice! Montreal's Plants and Animals play hyper-melodic and generally grand pop music with horns and strings and soaring soulful choruses and stuff. (Just kidding about the metalheads rejoicing thing. This doesn't necessarily "shred" so much, dudes.)

It would be easy to compare this band to Arcade Fire. After all, they've shared a string player or two with that most famous band, and of course, they share the same hometown (btw, Montreal's bagels blow NYC bagels out of the Hudson). And since we're all about going for the easy dangling carrot here at Oh My Rockness, you'd probably like Plants and Animals if you like Arcade Fire.

But just a warning, Plants and Animals are a little bit more blues-y in that "funky" kind of way (one song starts with a dude whistling and then this "funky" guitar riff comes in). The band's debut album Parc Avenue was released in 2008 on Secret City.

A fun little fact: Secret City is also home to the criminally under-the-radar Montreal band,Miracle Fortress. That band rules! And there is this urban legend that Montreal was once home to a major league baseball team. Yeah, right.

BUY TICKETS TO SEE PLANTS AND ANIMALS AT THE GLASS HOUSE!


BUY TICKETS TO SEE PLANTS AND ANIMALS AT THE ECHO!


Plants and Animals play The Glass House, on Wednesday, March 11th, and The Echo, on Thursday, March 12th.

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