Gimme Your Answers: An Interview w/ Elephant Stone

Elephant StoneCombining their “hindie-rock” vibe with groovy pop, Elephant Stone are on another level of abstract, creative psychedelia. It’s a great sound with nuances of ’60s pop which we’ve taken a strong liking to. Have a read as Elephant Stone spoke with AMBY about their latest album Elephant Stone, falling off risers, and the unknown!

AMBY: How would you describe Elephant Stone’s sound to those unfamiliar with your music?

Elephant Stone: Hindie-Rock.

AMBY: You have recently released your latest album Elephant Stone, which tracks are your favourite off the record?

Elephant Stone: I love all my children equally. However, if I was forced to choose one at gun point, I would pick A Silent Moment.

AMBY: What’s the story behind your great song The Sacred Sound?

Elephant Stone: I was playing George Harrison’s “Isn’t a Pity” over and over (I absolutely love All things must pass) and then the string part and vocal melody came to mind… then I mixed in some MBV for good measure and that became The Sacred Sound.

AMBY: There’s a wicked psychedelic vibe in your music. Where do you think this comes from?

Elephant Stone: I guess trying to bring the sitar more into the music and helped bring the psych vibe to a lot of the new songs. Also, I’m a huge music fan, so I have a very deep well to draw inspiration from.

AMBY: Does hailing from Montreal have an influence on your music? And if so, how?

Elephant Stone: Not really… I guess the biggest influence has been traveling the world and meeting so many amazing bands. The past year I spent touring with the Black Angels really opened my eyes to where psychedelic music is going and its endless possibilities.

AMBY: What’s the funniest thing to happen to you at a gig?

Elephant Stone: Falling off my sitar riser in Iceland. It hurt at the time, but I laughed about it later. The sitar was okay!

AMBY: Which artists have you been listening to lately?

Elephant Stone: I recently discovered TOY from the UK, been really enjoying them. Other than that , there’s Tame Impala, The Black Angels and the Allah Las.

AMBY: If you could tour anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Elephant Stone: I’ve been dreaming of the day I could take the band to India. I hold a deep love for my homeland and can’t wait for the day we tour there.

AMBY: What has you excited for 2013?

Elephant Stone: The unknown.

AMBY: And last but never least, what’s something about Elephant Stone that nobody knows?

Elephant Stone: I’m a vegetarian?

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Thank you Elephant Stone, for giving us your answers!

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Alicia Atout

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