Saturday, December 16th 2017
Elephant Stone + Julie & The Wrong Guys
There will be Live Visuals from Lilith
Fairmount Theatre | 5240 Avenue du Parc, Montréal QC H2V 4G7
Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm
**on sale October 13 at 12pm
PRESENTED BY INDIE MONTREAL, EVENKO GREENLAND and CHOM 97.7 FM
Formed in Montreal in 2009, Elephant Stone is the brainchild of vocalist, bassist, songwriter, and sitar player, Rishi Dhir. Also featuring Miles Dupire (drums/backing vox) and Gabriel Lambert (geetar/backing vox), Elephant Stone have toured extensively throughout North America and Europe,
spearheaded the Hindie-Rock movement, and are prominent members of the burgeoning psych rock scene. Dhir has recorded, performed, and toured with indie rock icons (Beck), legendary cult bands (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), and contemporary psych titans (The Black Angels and The
Horrors). Released in 2009 on Dhir’s own Elephants on Parade label, Elephant Stone’s debut album, The Seven Seas, was nominated for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize, which honors the best full-length Canadian album. Produced by Jace
Lasek (The Besnard Lakes), the album introduced Elephant Stone’s innovative blend of rock ‘n’ roll, Hindustani classical music, and infectious pop on an album chockfull of memorable songs, such as “Bombs Bomb Away,” “How Long,” and “The Seven Seas.” The 2010 EP The Glass Box expanded on the spirited sounds of The Seven Seas.
In 2013 Elephant Stone released their second full-length LP, Elephant Stone. The album received critical acclaim from NPR, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound, and other important media outlets. It also contained
Dhir’s finest batch of songs yet, especially the singles “Heavy Moon” and “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin,” as well as the raga-drenched meditation, “A Silent Moment.”
A third album – The Three Poisons – followed in 2014. Elephant Stone’s heaviest, grooviest, and most ambitious record to date, The Three Poisons yielded the band’s two biggest hits: “Knock You from Yr Mountain” and “Child of Nature (Om Namah Shivaya).” And the darkly compelling and inventive “Three Poisons” showcased Dhir’s lyrical exploration of Buddhist themes and The Tibetan Book of the Dead.
In 2016 Elephant Stone will release their fourth album, Ship of Fools. A single from the album – the ominous dance-psych freakout “The Devil’s Shelter” – features Maas on vocals and is already available as a digital download.
Julie & The Wrong guys
Julie & The Wrong Guys, a new project from Julie Doiron of the '90s Sub Pop band Eric's Trip, Eamon McGrath and members of the Toronto hardcore band Cancer Bats, are announcing their debut LP today with the premiere of the album's first single "You Wanted What I Wanted" on Stereogum. Accompanied by an animated video directed by Alek Rzeszowski, the track is typical of the band's high energy approach on the record, juxtaposing what Doiron's sometime collaborator Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie once called "the world's greatest and saddest voice," with the band's bruising, alt-inspired tendencies.
“I come from a noisy, energetic background playing in Eric’s Trip,” she concludes. “It’s kind of ironic that people refer to me as a solo performer or singer-songwriter because that’s not what I feel that I do. I made a couple of quiet records after Eric’s Trip broke up because I didn’t want to try to replicate it. Then I played with The Wooden Stars and made two quiet records after that. Every time I’ve ended a collaboration I’ve done that, and people still pigeonhole me as a singer-songwriter, but I love playing loud, heavy music.”