*The Following Press Release was Issued By Auteur Research*
Montreal’s Elephant Stone is the Polaris Music Prize-nominated psyche-pop creation of Rishi Dhir (vox, bass, sitar) along with long-time collaborators Miles Dupire (drums), Robbie MacArthur (guitar) and touring member Jason Kent (keys/guitar). Debuting in 2009, Elephant Stone has released 5 critically-acclaimed albums and toured extensively throughout North America and Europe and enjoyed significant success on US college/non-comm and Canadian commercial radio. As a highly-regarded sitar player, Dhir has also collaborated with indie rock icons (Beck) and legendary cult bands (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) and is a member of psych “super-group” MIEN (ft. members of The Horrors, The Black Angels).
The band has released an official music video for the title track of their forthcoming Hollow World LP, set for release Feb 14th. Pre-order the album on vinyl and CD.
As with first single, “Land of Dead,” “Hollow World” features Rishi’s 9-yr old daughter, Meera, on vocals.
I’m sure I’m not alone in this sentiment. If social media has taught us anything, it’s that 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, we wrote and recorded our 6th full-length, Hollow. I set forth writing a song-suite telling of a world of unhappy souls who have lost connection with each other. 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. “Hollow World” is where it all begins.
– Rishi Dhir
Stream the new single on Spotify now.
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Watch the “Hollow World” Video Below: