Thursday, December 21, 2023

Elephant Stone - "Another Year Gone"

Laurine Jousserand

Montreal's Elephant Stone have released a new single that's perfect as wen get set to say goodbye to 2023. "Another Year Gone" is an under two minute little psych-pop song that doesn't sound like a single, but more like your favorite b-side on a beloved album. It has a very 1960's sound to it, while having a slightly more modern sound. To me it's kind of like Elliott Smith covering a track from The Monkees. It has an upbeat 60's vibe, but more in how bands sounded like that in the mid-90's. 

Rishi Dhir says of his band's newest single:

“In this repetitive existence, it was easy to become untethered, adrift in thoughts while feeling emotionally and physically suspended. 'Another Year Gone' is an anthem for these disorienting times. It's a narrative of contrasts—between those grappling with stress, fear, and economic hardship, and those who profited from the chaos. Above all, this song is a musical embrace, a reassurance to hold close the ones you love and to tell them that, despite the world's turmoil, everything will be okay."

You can watch the video for "Another Year Gone" below. Back into the Dream is due out February 23 on Little Cloud Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Elephant Stone, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

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 31        Toronto, ON @ The Garrison

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