Plants and Animals
Thursday, April 19
Listening to Montreal based indie rock band Plants & Animals tends to evoke warm, intimate feelings. Singers Warren Spicer and Matthew Woodley trade off nostalgic lyrics and vocal harmonies as the three-piece band, rounded out by drummer Nicolas Basque, bounce between wintery Fleet Foxes-like indie folk, roots rock sing-a-longs, and driving indie rock tracks. On their 2010 album, La La Land, the band led off with one of the strongest sleeper singles of that year, “Tom Cruz,” on which they cranked up their sound with fuzzy electro guitar riffs and a rhythmic flow that bleeds through the rest of the album. On their latest record,The End Of That, the band takes it down a notch, returning to their original, relaxed and intimate vibe with the apropos help of Feist engineer Lionel Darenne. Their newest single “Lightshow” perfectly reconciles the Canadian band’s current folk-pop tendencies with their previously dark rock sound in their most fleshed out work to date. Don’t miss Plants and Animals when they come to Mohawk Place onThursday (April 19) with Buffalo stoner-pop band Aircraft.—cory perla
8pm. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. (465-2368 / themohawkplace.com). $8.