Live Video: Plants and Animals

photo by Brittney Bollay

For a lot of bands, the capacity to plug in and just rock out as hard as they can is their best quality. However, for the Canadian indie-rock trio Plants and Animals, restraint is their ace in the hole. That’s not to say they can’t produce catharsis when the amps are turned up to 11, but it’s the way they release their dynamic peaks right before they’re about to burst that makes them so great. Every muscular power chord or pacing drum sound is chosen meticulously, so as to whet the appetite of a listener before absorbing them in the noise, and then letting them down gently to prepare for the next big rush. The band doesn’t have any Northwestern dates at the moment, but until they return, watch video from their in-studio session at KEXP from this past March:

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One Comment

  1. drew
    Posted September 4, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Wow, when will they come to the States!?

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