After the cancellation of nine SXSW shows in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Elephant Stone has decided to launch a weekly livestream called the ‘Sacred Sounds Sessions’. Each session will be unique, and for the first one, frontman Rishi Dhir will be playing the sitar as well as providing a sitar info session, similar to Dhir’s earlier video series. This stream will be interactive and fans are free to ask questions in real time. You can catch the first session on March 31 at 9pm EST on their Youtube and Facebook pages, then weekly after that.
Along with Elephant Stone and MIEN (which also includes members of The Horrors, The Black Angels, and The Earlies), Dhir has played alongside Beck and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. After their self-titled album came out, Elephant Stone toured with The Zombies and collaborated with many groundbreaking bands including The Dandy Warhols on an album of remixes. They’ve also worked with many of the industry’s great producers including Jace Lasek (The Besnard Lakes) and Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire).
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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.
Hollow is the first Elephant Stone release that has been fully recorded and produced in Dhir’s Sacred Sounds recording studio, completely changing the band’s approach to making music. With a new sense of confidence in their production, there is truly nothing that can stop Elephant Stone from making music and giving it to the world.