February 18, 2013

Elephant Stone: Elephant Stone

Montreal based Elephant Stone have been flying the retro-psychedelic pop flag since 2009. Main man Rishi Dhir is a popular sitar wizard for hire, playing with the Black Angels and Brian Jonestown Massacre. His quartet is on the forefront of the hindie raga rock and their self-titled second full-length sounds like it was dug up after being lost for 40 years or so.

The multi-layered dreamy melodies galore will appeal to fans of George Harrison and Akron/Family. Stand-out tracks are the instrumental Sally Go Round The Sun, with a pulsating back beat interacting with the sitar and guitar clashing in a good way, the phase shifting in Heavy Moon and the deceptively upbeat Setting Sun. This is an album that will find its way to aging hippies, their offspring and left-field music fans.

Elephant Stone:
Rishi Dhir: vocals, bass, sitar
Gabriel Lambert: guitar, backing vocals
Stephen “The Venk” Venkatarangam: keys, bass, backing vocals, sitar
Miles Dupire: drums

Elephant Stone: Elephant Stone

Elephant Stone is released thru Hidden Pony Records/EMI. Digital, vinyl and cassette (!) thru the Reverberation Appreciation Society.

Tracks:
  1. Setting Sun
  2. Heavy Moon
  3. Masters Of War
  4. Hold Onto Yr Soul
  5. A Silent Moment
  6. Looking Thru Baby Blue
  7. Sally Go Round The Sun
  8. Love The Sinner, Hate The Sin
  9. The Sea Of Your Mind
  10. The Sacred Sound

Live dates:
  • 03/02 Hamilton, ON @ Studio @ Hamiton Place #
  • 03/04 Belleville, ON @ Empire Theatre #
  • 03/13 Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theatre #
  • 03/16 Austin, TX @ Brazos Hall SXSW Austin Psych Fest Showcase #
  • 03/17 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's #
  • 03/20 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah Lounge
  • 03/21 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo (CMW)
  • 04/02 New York, NY @ Piano's
  • 04/04 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre *
  • 04/05 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel*
  • 04/06 Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
  • 04/07 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
  • 04/08 New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
  • 04/11 Boston, MA @ Royale Boston *
  • 04/12 Montreal, QC @ Le National *
  • 04/13 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
  • 04/15 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
  • 04/16 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *
  • 04/17 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *
  • 04/19 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
  • 04/20 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café *
  • 04/21 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room *
  • 04/22 Lawrence, KS @ Granada *
  • 04/23 Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory
  • 04/24 Dallas, TX @ Dada's
  • 04/25 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves (w/ Woodsman)
  • 04/26-28 Austin, TX for Austin Psych Fest *

# w/ The Zombies
* w/ The Black Angels and Allah Las
^ w/ Allah Las

» elephantstonemusic.com

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