Posts Tagged ‘Elephant Stone’

Our favourite Montreal psych-rock trio Elephant Stone have announced their fourth full-length Ship Of Fools, which will see a digital release on September 16 via Elephants on Parade and a physical release on November 25 via Burger Records.

The group has shared album opener Manipulator together with a lyric video for the track with the simple statement “Pokémon GO = Mind Control.”

The song retains their trademark psychedelia whilst emphasizing catchy grooves and vocal melodies that smack of infectious pop and dance.

Watch/stream below.



best of the weekBeen a busy week away from the blog so we’ve not been able to post as much as we would like. Here then is our usual round-up of tunes released in the past week.

  1. The Coathangers – Make It Right
  2. Cat’s Eyes – Chameleon Queen
  3. Mary Chapin Carpenter – Something Tamed Something Wild
  4. Elephant Stone – Where I’m Going
  5. Gun Outfit – King Of Hearts
  6. Eagulls – Lemontrees
  7. Sun Seeker – Georgia Dust
  8. Tiny Deaths – The Gardener









Watch Elephant Stone’s new video from their cover of The Beatles Christmas Time (Is Here Again) from 2013’s Psych-Out Christmas compilation.




It’s the third instalment of our end of year list of our favourite tracks of 2015. Today we enter the top half of the chart with numbers 50 through to 26.


50 Mutual Benefit – Not For Nothing


49 Rats On Rafts – Last Day On Earth


48 Slaves – Ninety Nine


47 Diet Cig – Harvard


46 Decemberists – The Harrow And The Haunted


45 Laura Marling – I Feel Your Love


44 Elephant Stone – The Devil’s Shelter


43 Harrison Storm – Sense Of Home


42 Protomartyr – Dope Cloud


41 Noah Gundersen – Slow Dancer


40 Karen Meat & The Players – Pizza & Beer


39 Du Blonde – Chips To Go


38 Bjork – Stonemilker


37 Chaika – The Mirror


36 Marika Hackman – Drown


35 Gun Outfit – Gotta Wanna


34 Traams – Silver Lining


33 Fat White Family – Whitest Boy On The Beach


32 Abandoned Delta – I Never Lived In New Orleans


31 Jeffrey Lewis + The Bolts – Scowling Crackhead Ian


30 Fritjof Norrmo – Set Me On Fire


29 James McMurtry – Copper Canteen


28 Tow’rs – The Kitchen


27 Hanni El Khatib – Moonlight


26 Gaz Coombes – 20/20


Check in tomorrow for the final countdown to our number one choice of the year. Click here for numbers 100-76 and here for 75-51.

We have a new single from Montreal’s top notch psych-rockers Elephant Stone.

Featuring guest vocals by their good friend Alex Maas of The Black Angels, The Devil’s Shelter begins with a low frequency, cycling, bass rhythm that wouldn’t sound out of place coming from Kill All Hippies era Primal Scream. The track is peppered with the band’s trademark sitar throughout, creating that wonderful mix of eastern mysticism and full on, tripped-out space rock.

Marvellous – give it a spin here.


Elephant Stone have shared a new song from their forthcoming Three Poisons LP… the word anthemic should properly describe Knock You From Yr Mountain.

Check out a groove filled psych-rock gem.


It's The Christmas Posts No 16: Sleepy Sun & Elephant Stone

Sleepy Sun and Elephant Stone both appear on the Psych-Out Christmas compilation (also featuring Iggy Pop, Dead Meadow, Psychic Ills, The Fuzztones etc.).

Sleepy Sun contribute a fuzzed-out cover of What Child Is This? and Elephant Stone give us their take on Christmas Time (Is Here Again), complete with sitar.

Have a listen…Order the album here.


Videos of the Day

Start the week in a befitting manner with excellent music videos from the wonderful Dodos (together with the Magik Magik Orchestra), Elephant Stone, Amanda Shires, and the peculiarly named King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard (hazy, stoned psychedelia in case you were wondering…)





Video of the Day




Mini Roundup

And to start off the new month, here are a few more tunes that are well worth some ear-time and frankly, well worth more than the few paltry words of description we are providing…

School of Seven Bells are giving away Secret Days from their forthcoming EP Put Your Sad Down, out on 13th November.


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. 2012/2013 will see the band release their sophomore long-player and tour the world spreading their psychedelified-hindie-rock mantra.


The Trashed Romeos, hail from the very epicenter of rock-n-roll, Memphis, TN. The band has a pretty straight forward mission with their debut record Where Dreamers Never Go, to pay homage to late friend Jim Dickinson (Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Big Star, The Replacements, Ry Cooder) and to focus attention on some of his hometown heroes and the obscure psychedelic garage rock 45’s they released in the mid 60’s.


Prolific songwriter/producer Mike James debuts his new vehicle Admirers with the leadoff non-LP track Strange Children. A foreshadowing of Admirers’ tastefully art-damaged blend of dancefloor thump and power pop.


Wintersleep’s album has been one of the sleepers of the year for us, sneaking up unnoticed until we suddenly found ourselves completely enveloped in its charms. So, the debut release, titled First Transmission, from band member Jon Samuel has to be worth checking out too. The title track is a reference to SETI scientists who search for intelligent life in space, while the second track, To Love, is about the earthbound emotions we all know well.

Download Jon Samuel – First Transmission mp3 (from First Transmission)

Download Jon Samuel – To Love mp3 (from First Transmission)

Jessica Pratt is new to us, but her enchanting folk timbre and beautifully simple approach is well worth investigating.


Finally, from the always enetertaining Song By Toad stable comes Yusuf Azak’s second album Go Native. This is Smile Tactics a free taster of his “wheeze-pop” as they rather appropriately describe it. Click through to download for free.