Plants and Animals release animated video, kick-off summer tour

Plants and Animals kick-off their summer schedule in earnest tomorrow starting with a big free outdoor show in Toronto at Yonge and Dundas Square as part of the annual NXNE Festival. To mark the start of their summer tour they’ve released a video for the short-but-sweet “H.C.” from The End of That, released in February this year. In this animated short/music video, director Aimée van Drimmelen employs hand drawn imagery and looped Super 8 footage. Click here to watch the video.

Plants and Animals will be hitting a few select festivals in Canada this summer, including repping their native Montreal at Osheaga in August, as well as appearances at Squamish in BC, the Ottawa Blues Fest, and more. They’ll also follow up their NXNE set with an appearance at Montreal’s Folk Fest on the Canal this coming Saturday. In addition to select Canadian dates the band will also return to the US for a brief stint in the northeast supporting Bombay Bicycle Club. Full details are below:

06/15/12 Toronto, ON || NXNE Music Festival
06/16/12 Montréal, QC || Festival Folk sur le Canal
06/30/12 Gagetown, BC || Folly Fest
07/04/12 Sherbrooke, QC || Théâtre Granada (Sherblues)
07/05/12 Ottawa, ON || Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
07/06/12 Orillia, ON || Mariposa Folk Festival
07/20/12 Saint-Gédéon, QC || St-Gédéon s’amuse
07/24/12 Columbus, OH || Newport Music Hall*
07/25/12 Detroit, MI || Magic Stick*
07/27/12 Burlington, VT || Signal Kitchen
07/28/12 Boston, MA || Royale*
07/30/12 New York, NY || Webster Hall*
07/31/12 Baltimore, MD || Ram’s Head Live*
08/01/12 Washington, DC || 9:30 Club*
08/04/12 Montréal, QC || Osheaga Music and Art Festival
08/16/12 Îles de la Madeleine, QC || Pas Perdus
08/17/12 Îles de la Madeleine, QC || Pas Perdus
08/24/12 Squamish, BC || Live at Squamish
08/28/12 L’Assomption, QC || L’Ange Cornu

* With Bombay Bicycle Club

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