Plant Plants “She’s No One”

By One Track Mind on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011  |  9,324 views


Plant Plants “She’s No One” Plant Plants “She’s No One”

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The United States like to think of itself as the nation that invented rock ‘n’ roll, but anyone who has paid attention to music over the last sixty years or so knows that musical innovation has largely been an import in North America. Of course, in the most simplistic sens, rock music is all really just a manipulation of the blues–another American innovation–but it took foreign intervention to transform those sturdy roots into the expansive boughs of the musical family tree we enjoy today.

For some reason, it seems that the British in particular are always slightly ahead of the curve when it comes to growing that tree a little bit taller. When listening to “She’s No One” by London duo Plant Plants, one is taken by the notion that, yes–this is what music should sound like in 2011. The third track from their recently released comes off as a hybrid of Ratatat’s instrumental synth jams or Battles’ electronic tomfoolery and The Boo Radleys’ pop-gone-noise expeditions. Both of those aren’t especially cutting edge touchstones, but the way Plant Plants unifies those sensibilities is relatively novel.

This track in particular exudes an effortless sense of cool, with its airy prelude giving way to the satisfying moment the drum machine and distorted guitars kick in. In keeping with the feel of the backing track, the vocals on “She’s No One” are unstrained and warm; like the layer of fuzzy static working behind them, the words here are vaporous. Taken as a whole, it makes for a listen that is engaging but dreamy enough to allow the listener’s focus to shift elsewhere.

An excellent recent mixtape Plant Plants released features tracks by previously featured acts like HEALTH, Chad Valley, Toro Y Moi, Wild Nothing, Twin Shadow, and tUnE-YaRDs. That coterie of peers should provide a solid sense of where the group situates their sound. Needless to say, it’s wonderful company.

Click here to listen to the Plant Plants EP on Spotify.

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