Elephant Stone

Story

Formed in Montreal in 2009, Elephant Stone is the brainchild of vocalist, bassist, songwriter, and sitar player, Rishi Dhir. Also featuring Miles Dupire (drums/backing vox) and Gabriel Lambert (geetar/backing vox), Elephant Stone have toured extensively throughout North America and Europe and are prominent members of the burgeoning psych rock scene. Dhir has recorded, performed, and toured with indie rock icons (Beck), legendary cult bands (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), and contemporary psych titans (The Black Angels and The Horrors).

Released in 2009 on Dhir’s own Elephants on Parade label, Elephant Stone’s debut album, The Seven Seas, was nominated for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize, which honors the best full-length Canadian album. Produced by Jace Lasek (The Besnard Lakes), the album introduced Elephant Stone’s innovative blend of rock ‘n’ roll, Hindustani classical music, and infectious pop on an album chockfull of memorable songs, such as “Bombs Bomb Away,” “How Long,” and “The Seven Seas.” The 2010 EP The Glass Box expanded on the spirited sounds of The Seven Seas.

In 2013 Elephant Stone released their second full-length LP, Elephant Stone. The album received critical acclaim from NPR, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound, and other important media outlets. It also contained Dhir’s finest batch of songs yet, especially the singles “Heavy Moon” and “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin,” as well as the raga-drenched meditation, “A Silent Moment.”

A third album – The Three Poisons – followed in 2014. Elephant Stone’s heaviest, grooviest, and most ambitious record to date, The Three Poisons yielded the band’s two biggest hits: “Knock You from Yr Mountain” and “Child of Nature (Om Namah Shivaya).” And the darkly compelling and inventive “Three Poisons” showcased Dhir’s lyrical exploration of Buddhist themes and The Tibetan Book of the Dead.

The Three Poisons remix album – ES3PRMX – appeared in 2015 as a digital download. Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Tom Furse of The Horrors, Alex Maas of The Black Angels, Peter Holmström of The Dandy Warhols, and more contributed remixes.

In 2016 Elephant Stone will release their fourth album, Ship of Fools. A single from the album – the ominous dance-psych freakout “The Devil’s Shelter” – features Maas on vocals and is already available as a digital download.

Photos

http://auteurresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/sofcover-wpcf_500x500.jpg http://auteurresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/3928215-wpcf_500x500.jpg

Media

Press

09-16-2017

Nataliezworld shares some thoughts on Elephant Stone’s new Remix Of Fools EP.

“The renditions found on ‘Remix of Fools’ intensify the moments of infectious rhythm, highlight the swirling atmospherics, amplify the hidden hooks, and take the songs into unexpected and uncharted territory.”

09-16-2017

The video for Xavier Boyer’s remix of Elephant Stone is Video Of The Week at The Violet Wave.

09-01-2017

Check out Fuzzy Logic’s ‘Remix Fix’ on Elephant Stone’s new track!

08-07-2017

Elephant Stone announcing dates in UK, head to DrunkenWerewolf for the full details!

08-07-2017

Here Comes The Flood has the details on Elephant Stone’s European wing of their upcoming international tour!

08-07-2017

Elephant Stone announce a huge international tour following up their recently released full length ‘Ship of Fools’.

01-31-2017

Check out Elephant Stone live on BalconyTV Los Angeles!

01-31-2017

New Elephant Stone video for ‘Photograph’ is up on Ride the Tempo. Look for them in Ontario this February!

01-09-2017

Read BolderBeat’s new feature on the latest LP from Elephant Stone!

01-09-2017

Pet Sun, Lanikai, Elephant Stone, and Programm are part of CBC Music’s top songs of 2016!

01-05-2017

The Spill Magazine caught Elephant Stone & The Velveteins in Vancouver. Read the review!

11-11-2016

Elephant Stone bringing some much needed hope with their new video for ‘See the Light’.

Watch the new video first at Exclaim!!

11-04-2016

Big congrats to Elephant Stone for having the #1 song on CBC Music’s R3-30 this week!

10-18-2016

Elephant Stone’s ‘Manipulator’ single up in the Top-5 of CBC Music’s R3-30 this week!

10-18-2016

Watch the new Elephant Stone video for “Photograph” at Girl Underground!

10-18-2016

Clash premieres the new Elephant Stone video for ‘Photograph’!

Full release of ‘Ship of Fools’ November 25th via BURGER RECORDS!

10-04-2016

102.1 the Edge giving Elephant Stone some more love!

10-04-2016

9/10 review for the new Elephant Stone album ‘Ship of Fools at Exclaim!!

09-19-2016

Big congrats to Elephant Stone on their new record release! Out today!

Read the new 4 star Rolling Stone review!

09-19-2016

New Elephant Stone video is up on PureGrainAudio.com.

New album ‘Ship Of Fools’ out this Friday!

09-19-2016

Elephant Stone is up on CBC Music’s R3-30 this week!

09-19-2016

Read about Elephant Stone’s craziest tour story at Digital Tour Bus. New LP out next Friday!

09-07-2016

Check out the new Elephant Stone single ‘Manipulator’ as part of The Revue’s Weekend Showcase.

New album out September 16th!

09-01-2016

Check out today’s edition of The Matinee at The Revue and hear to new Elephant Stone along with a bunch of great tracks!

09-01-2016

Fantastic review of the new Elephant Stone LP at Bucketlist Music Reviews!

09-01-2016

When The Horn Blows has some thoughts on ‘Manipulator’ the new single by Elephant Stone!

08-10-2016

Heard the latest from Elephant Stone? Well, it’s one of 102.1 the Edge’s Top-5 Gems this week, listen loud!

08-10-2016

Casablanca Sunset includes Elephant Stone in their latest playlist!

Check out ‘Manipulator’ now!

08-10-2016

New Elephant Stone is part of Week In Pop at Impose!

08-09-2016

Listen to the latest Elephant Stone single ‘Manipulator’ at The Music Manual.

New LP out September.

08-09-2016

Check out the latest single from Elephant Stone at Bucket Full of Nails!