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On February 14th 2020 Montreal psych-pop group Elephant Stone will release their sixth full-length, ‘Hollow’, on Fuzz Club Records. It arrives following their 2016 LP, ‘Ship Of Fools’, and a number of recent side-projects and collaborations, such as the Acid House Ragas project and new band MIEN with members of The Horrors and The Black Angels.

The first Elephant Stone record made in frontman and sitarist Rishi Dhir’s own Sacred Sounds studio, ‘Hollow’ is an ambitious, dystopian sci-fi concept album which he says is inspired by The Who’s ‘Tommy’, Pretty Things’ ‘S.F, Sorrow’ and the second side of The Beatles’: “There are a lot of unhappy people out there who are trying to find a way out. They are looking for meaning and something to believe in… or nothing to believe in. We all want the same thing but are trying to achieve it in different ways. With this in mind, I set forth writing a song-suite telling of a world of unhappy souls who have lost connection with each other.

From Side A (‘The Beginning) though to Side B (‘The Ending’), the story told through Elephant Stone’s renowned garage-psych alchemy takes place immediately after mankind’s catastrophic destruction of the Earth and what happens when the same elite responsible for the first world-destroying climate disaster touch down on New Earth, a recently-discover planet sold with the same life of prosperity as the one they’d just destroyed. As soon as the chosen few step off the Harmonia ship built for the journey, it’s clear that all is not what it seems and humanity appears destined to make the same mistakes: “The storyline touches upon the plundering/poisoning of their home, the elite, demagogues, false idols, the truth as seen by children, and, ultimately, the fight for the survival of their species.”

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 international psych scene, he has recorded, performed and toured with Beck, the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, and many more.



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Specializing in the live dissemination and recording of sitarified and psychedelified musical compositions.
Debuting a decade ago, the psych-pop creation of Rishi Dhir along with long-time collaborators Miles Dupire (drums) and Robbie MacArthur (guitar), and touring member Jason Kent (keys/guitar), have released five critically-acclaimed albums, toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, been nominated for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and picked up praise from the likes of NPR, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound, Rolling Stone, Clash Magazine and more. As a highly-regarded sitar player, Dhir has also collaborated with indie-rock icons (Beck) and legendary cult bands (The Brian Jonestown Massacre).

Part 2: Darker Time, Darker Space We can’t believe what is happening. We don’t know what to do. Scientists reveal they have built a spaceship that can take the top candidates for continuing humanity to New Earth. We’ve never been there, but we have heard transmissions that suggest life exists like ours. Who are the lucky ones that get to board starship Harmonia for planet B?

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Rishi Dhir,
Miles Dupire,
Jason Kent,
Robbie MacArthur,

new album ‘Hollow’ (out 02/14/2020)

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It’s been three years since Montreal’s Elephant Stone released an album — through frontman Rishi Dir was also busy with his psych led supergroup Mein — but are working on the follow-up to Ship of Fools as we speak. That won’t be out till 2020, but they do have a new single that finds the usually jangly band dipping a toe into heavy rock territory. “‘Land of Dead’ began with stoner-rock riff on the sitar; it was pretty quick to write,” Rishi tells us. “Lyrically, I knew it would be the dark centerpiece of a song suite. Working with my friend, and Mien bandmate, John Mark Lapham, we came up with the lyrics telling of a world devoid of empathy and burning skies. It’s tragic how life imitates art.” Crank it up: “Land of Dead” you can listen below.

Elephant Stone are playing Austin’s Levitation festival in November,

“Land Of Dead” (Elephants On Parade/Fuzz Club), out Friday September 20th,

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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 international psych scene, he has recorded, performed and toured with Beck, the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, and many more.rishi and co. will be a highlight at this years austin psych fest..
psychedelified-hindi-rock mantra..

Elephant Stone Euro May2017

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2 rooms of Live Bands, Guest DJ’s, Visuals, Projections & a Liquid Light Show from Melt Trip.

Elephant Stone
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.

The Cosmic Dead
“The Cosmic Dead are four psychedelic warlords from Glasgow with a penchant for trippy, long-form grooves that summon the spirit of Komische legends such as Neu! and Can and the Space-Prog oscillations of Hawkwind, amongst other trance-inducing influences.” – Phantom Channel

Psychedelic four-piece from Los Angeles, California. Their music can be visual, a fuzz-warped haze suddenly giving way to a dream sequence soundtrack. Listeners may experience a melting sensation and positive vibrations.

Baba Naga
Baba Naga are shamen in a world where the existence of souls is denied. They offer worship for those who acknowledge the nihility of deities. Baba Naga offer stories in song, and give hopeless prayer to the people. The gods are dead, but the people need to worship something.
The music is a peregrination from desperation to despair, channelled into euphoric, psychedelic, pagan gloom.
The live show is moody, trippy, a sickening high without narcotics. Although the members of Baba Naga neither smoke the Devil’s herb, nor ingest psyychotropic drugs, their doomy, shoegazey gigs are often described as making people feel as if they are stoned.

Desert Mountain Tribe

Fighting Caravans

The Eskimo Chain

The Goa Express


More TBA throughout December

Blackadder & Friends
Dom Gourlay (Drowned in Sound)

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Making “The Three Poisons” New: A Conversation with Rishi Dhir about Elephant Stone’s “ES3PRMX”

“For a remix record, people say, ‘Well, it’s not really new material.’ But it is in a way.”

So says Elephant Stone leader Rishi Dhir about his band’s latest project: ES3PRMX, an album of remixes of songs from the 2014 LP, The Three Poisons.

ES3PRMX, which comes out today (2nd June 2015, and is available for download here), isn’t the standard remix album. In fact, it’s far from it.


Dhir has released a record that gives seven of today’s leading musicians a chance to, in essence, collaborate with him and his Elephant Stone band mates, Gabriel Lambert and Miles Dupire, on the creation of a new version of The Three Poisons. And this new version bears traces of the record that came out last year, but it’s really a brand new work that deconstructs and reassembles The Three Poisons in extremely creative and unpredictable ways.

ES3PRMX is its own beast.



Hey! Do you like psych pop? Do you like Tom Petty? Well, you are in luck, because one of the best psychedelic bands around, Elephant Stone, has covered the alluring single from Tom Petty‘s 1991 classic.

You can get the single in the following linkElephant Stone‘s Three Poisons is also available and if you fancy the sounds of Strawberry Alarm Clock meeting with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Three Poisons is a good one.

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Alex Maas from The Black Angels guest stars in , a song that oozes the remnant psychedelic vibes of Strawberry Alarm Clock, still haunting a ruined cathedral in the infamous Hashbury heights. The new album will come out in 2016, so this is just a small tease for what’s coming ahead.

Elephant Stone, who covered a nifty Tom Petty cover last year, are back with a new song, ‘The Devil’s Shelter’.



New Elephant Stone single featuring Alex Maas of The Black Angels.
Produced by Marcus Paquin and Elephant Stone.
Mixed by Brett Orrison.

Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Fabien Leseure give their take on the title track from Elephant Stone’s The Three Poisons (2014).
Taken from ES3PRMX out June 2nd, 2015 on Burger Records (CASSETTE)/Elephants On Parade Records

SEM Exclusive Video: Elephant Stone Premieres “Echo & The Machine” (Al Lover Remix)

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 international psych scene, he has recorded, performed and toured with Beck, the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, and many more.

Elephant Stone has released two LPs, an EP, and has toured throughout North American and Europe. They have spear-headed the Hindie-Rock movement with their deft ability of weaving together rock’n’roll, Hindustani classical, and catchy-as-all-hell pop. 2014 saw the release of Elephant Stone’s third full-length, The Three Poisons. Their strongest/grooviest release to date, Elephant Stone have this six track remix by various members of psychedelica top artists, support the release by touring the world and spreading their psychedelified Hindie- Rock mantra.