Elephant Stone releases poignant ‘American Dream’ single exclusively via Bandcamp

Elephant Stone press photo
Photo Credit: Bowen Stead

Indie-psych band Elephant Stone released their 6th album ‘Hollow’ just before March, eerily about the end of the world. Now, they’ve shared a poignant new single, American Dream exclusively via Bandcamp. All proceeds will be donated to the PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund, which directly supports touring crews and others in the live music industry who have lost work or have gotten sick during the COVID-19 crisis, and those whose physical health, mental health, safety and wellbeing are most at risk.

Frontman Rishi Dhir explains the track: “Growing up in Canada, it was hard to not feel like an ‘also-ran’ when you’re constantly sold the glitz and glamour of America. Over the years, many of my Canadian friends have moved south of the border in search of the American dream, only to find that it really was just a dream. And now, with the dangerous path America is on, I wonder if my same friends are questioning their move and longing for home.” This comes ahead of Dhir’s next Sacred Sounds Sessions on May 5, a monthly livestream performance via YouTube and Facebook.

 Listen to American Dream via Bandcamp below.

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).

More about Elephant Stone?
Debuting a decade ago, the psych-pop creation of Rishi Dhir along with collaborators Miles Dupire (drums), Robbie MacArthur (guitar), and Jason Kent (keys/guitar), have released six 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 Magazineand 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.

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PLUS1 is a leading non-profit organization that mobilizes cultural leaders and their fans to bring visibility, awareness and funding for social and environmental justice. To date, they have engaged over 150 artists and festivals, including Arcade Fire, Beck, Cage The Elephant, Macklemore, One Republic, St. Vincent, Chrvches, Flume, Zedd, Lykke Li, and The National, unlocked $9Million for 250 spectacularly effective organizations, and catalyzed millions of fans to take action – registering to vote, volunteering locally, advocating for change with local representatives, and directly funding highly effective and worthy organizations.