Artist: Elephant Stone
Hometown: Montréal, Québec
Artists With Similar Fire: The Black Angels / Brian Jonestown Massacre / Teenage Fanclub
Montreal’s Elephant Stone was formed in 2009 by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir. As one of the most highly sought out sitar players in the psychedelic music scene, he has recorded and toured with the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, the Soundtrack of Our Lives, and many more.
In 2009, Elephant Stone released their Polaris Music Prize-nominated debut, The Seven Seas. 2010/2011 saw the release of The Glass Box EP, a supporting slot on the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s North American tour, multiple European/UK tours with sold-out dates in London and Berlin, and festival appearances at the Iceland Airwaves, Osheaga, and SXSW.
February 5, 2013 will see the band release their sophomore self-titled long-player on Hidden Pony records and tour the world spreading their psychedelified-hindie-rock mantra. You can pre-order the album at http://www.uppermusicstore.com/en/products.details.php?id=285
Reverberation Appreciation Society will be releasing the vinyl next year as well.
Elephant Stone will also be embarking on a U.S. tour in December:
Nov 29 Toronto, ON The Garrison
Nov 30 Toledo, OH Micey Finn’s
Dec 01 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
Dec 03 State College, PA Chronic Town
Dec 04 Washington, DC DC9
Dec 05 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Dec 06 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
Dec 07 Philadelphia, PA The Fire
Dec 08 Cambridge, MA T.T. the Bear’s Place