Wednesday, August 27, 2014
-valis Pick of the Week
Hail Voyagers! Our Pick this week calls Montreal, Canada, home: Elephant Stone! Just released this past Monday, Aug. 25th, is their new long-player: The Three Poisons. Out on Hidden Pony.
Together Rishi Dhir, drummer Miles Dupire, and guitarist Gabriel Lampert, have created a mesmerizing follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed eponymous release. We're all watching/listening as the Elephant Stone Sound develops and matures. For those of you who preferred a grittier dynamic within the song structures you'll be richly rewarded on this effort. Gone are the softer, more poppier influences, instead they've opted for a harder edge to the material. Rishi's sitar playing is still at the fore and what sets them apart from so many of their peers. Loud applause from my ears. I think you'll enjoy it quite a lot. Highest recommend.
The band are about to begin a significant tour beginning this Saturday, August 30th, in their home city and taking them across Europe through the Fall: check here.
You can listen to the archived stream here; or, hear it this Friday, on The Dead Man's Turn Me On, Dead Man show on Live365, where it's heard every Friday at noon eastern time, as well as Mr. Atavist's Sunrise Ocean Bender show, heard every other Thursday from 11pm to 1 am eastern, on WRIR in Richmond, VA.
Adding the Pick of the Week to their show is Dogs Got A Bone out of Edinburgh, Scotland, from 10pm to midnight, Mondays, U.K. time, (adjust accordingly,) on Belter Radio. Thanks Col Chant!