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Jun
09

“Bollywood, pop, and sitars”

Not many blogs would be able to drop back-to-back posts about vastly different pop music each featuring sitars, but that’s what we can do here at MiS.  Montreal-based Elephant Stone, named for the first single by The Stone Roses (and apparently a reference to Hindu elephant god, Ganesh) have released their debut album, The Seven Seas. Featuring former bassist/sitarist of The High Dials (Rainbow Quartz), Rishi Dhir, with friends from The Dears, The Besnard Lakes, and The High Dials.  Produced by Jace Lasek (The Besnard Lakes), who runs Montreal’s established Breakglass Studio, the album beautifully brings together 60s psychedelic pop and Dhir’s sitar playing to bring out, as the band’s website indicates, “Rishi’s obsession with the perfect pop song and the trippiest raga.”  Rishi Dhir’s obsession is evident from just a few listens of these exceedingly well crafted pop songs.

This album is all about Rishi Dhir and his Indian homeland.  Speaking in a recent article in the Canadian music magaizine, CHART, Dhir sums up his influences:

This band is a very direct representation of who I am. I’ve always loved Bollywood, pop, and sitars. Philosophically, the band is what I believe in, and it’s a very personal album.

Elephant Stone :: “The Seven Seas”

Elephant Stone :: “Bombs Bombs Away”

Elephant Stone’s MySpace

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