Hillside Summer Festival 2018

July 13 - 15

Plants and Animals

Plants and Animals

Plants and Animals are a Montreal-based trio that began playing together as kids, emerged on the international scene in 2008 and have developed a varied cult following ever since. They’ve built on the shoulders of their selfproduced records, their intense live show, or both—depending on who you ask. April 2016’s “Waltzed In From the Rumbling” was the first album in nearly four years. It is Plants and Animals' most soulful and inventive collection of music yet. Eleven soundtracks for leaps taken, ships sailed, dark water and pink skies. And the influences on this offering 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 Antonio Badalimenti. It sounds like P&A, wide open with room to move.