Friday, February 23, 2024

Elephant Stone - "Going Underground"

Photo by Titouan Masse

Montreal psych-rockers Elephant Stone are keeping the psych-rock in their latest single, but adding a ton of pop to it. "Going Underground" is a jangle pop version of psychedelic rock. It's the kind of song that keeps frontman Rishi Dhir's fandom of The Who front and center, but it's more of a power pop song than The Who normally would get. It's definitely very 60's and 70's influenced, with some remnants of the 60's revival in the 90's that begat bands like Cornershop. Plus, "Going Underground" has one of the better pure guitar solos of the year so far, and who doesn't want that?

Rishi Dhir says of his band's latest single:

"Rock'n'roll was my late-night companion, the anthem of my adolescence. I'd drift off to sleep with 'Live at Leeds' by The Who playing, tweaking the stereo so it was just the left speaker booming, coloring my dreams with John Entwistle's bass genius. Those moments weren't just about listening; it was like living inside the music. That's the heart of 'Going Underground.' It's an homage to those times, that sensation of being enveloped in a universe conjured by a few chords and a horizon of endless possibilities."

You can listen to "Going Underground" below. Back Into the Dream is out now on Little Cloud Records in the US and Fuzz Club in the UK/EU. For more on Elephant Stone, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.

March 15       Québec, QC @ Le Pantoum
March 16       Saint-Adolphe de Howard, QC @ La Chèvre
March 22       Montréal, QC @ Théâtre Outremont
March 23       Troy, NY @ No Fun*
March 24       Somerville, MA @ The Rockwell*
March 26       Brooklyn, NY @ TV Eye*
March 27       Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong*
March 28       Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe*
March 29       Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle*
March 30       Detroit, MI @ Lager House*
March 31       Toronto, ON @ The Garrison*
*w/ Evolfo
April 26          Brighton, UK @ Daltons
April 27          Bristol, UK @ Crofters Rights
April 28          Manchester, UK @ YES Basement
April 30          TBA
May 1             Glasgow, UK @ Flying Duck
May 2             Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
May 3             London, UK @ The Lexington
May 4             Eindhoven, NL @ Fuzz Club Fest
May 6             TBA
May 7             Paris, FR @ Le Hasard Ludique
May 8             Bern, CH @ Spinnerei
May 9             Milano, IT @ Arci Belleza
May 10           Bologna, IT @ Covo Club
May 11           Firenze, IT @ Exfila
May 12           TBA
May 14           Prague, CZ @ Kaserna Karlin
May 15           Malmo, SWE @ Plan B
May 16           Stockholm, SWE @ Hus 7
May 17           Copenhagen, DK @ Stengade
May 18           Berlin, DE @ Insel Berlin
May 19           Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord

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