Elephant Stone

In The Black Box:

Elephant Stone

Tue. December 12, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Underground Arts

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Elephant Stone
Elephant Stone
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 released their fourth album, Ship of Fools, via
Elephants On Parade/Burger Records.
Venue Information:
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19108
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