May 07, 2017

Elephant Stone: Live At The Verge

Canadian psychedelic raga rock trio Elephant Stone have released their session at SiricumXM Toronto as a digital EP. The tracks on Live At The Verge stay close to the album versions mostly, with the exception of The Devil's Shelter - they have to do without guest vocalist Alex Maas - and See The Light that they play a bit faster. The cover art shows performing in a small club, but no fans were present in the studio when they recorded cut the tracks in February.

Although it';s nice to hear this slightly sparser reworkings of the band's back catalog, em>Live At The Verge lacks the urgency of a real live show. A studio isn't a proper place to capture the urgency of a full band warts-and-all first take. Go see 'em to get a real taste of their unique blend of Indian raga and Western rock.

Elephant Stone:
Rishi Dhir: vocals, bass, sitar, keys
Gabriel Lambert: guitar, backing vocals
Miles Dupire: drums

Live At The Verge is a self-released EP. Buy it (pay-what-you-want) from their website.

  1. The Devil's Shelter
  2. Silence Can Say So Much
  3. See The Light
  4. Andromeda
  5. Manipulator

Live dates:
  • 05/24 EKKO, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 05/26 Moth Club, London, UK
  • 05/27 The Printworks Hastings, Hastings, UK
  • 05/28 Karma Fest - Eiger Studios, Leeds, UK
  • 05/29 Mono Cafe Bar, Glasgow SCO
  • 05/30 Picture House Social, Sheffield, UK
  • 05/31 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK
  • 06/01 La Cave aux Poètes, Lille, France
  • 06/02 Supersonic, Paris, France
  • 06/03 La Sirène, La Rochelle, France (w/ The Black Angels)
  • 06/04 Carte Blanche à Rock in the Barn, Giverny, France


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1 comment:

  1. Good point about the cover, that's kinda weird. Love the sound of Rishi's bass.