Shindig! are pleased to debut the new video from Canadian psych group ELEPHANT STONE
Montreal, Canada-based psych-rock trio Elephant Stone are extremely pleased to reveal they will release their new full length album Ship of Fools later this year with a worldwide digital release on September 16th through their own label Elephants On Parade / Believe and the UK physical release on November 25th via California label Burger Records.
Pre-order the album here.
The band are today also announcing an extensive list of 2016 tour dates covering Canada, the US, the EU and two dates in the UK – see below for details.
Commenting on the inspiration behind the video for new single ‘Andromeda’ which the band are premiering today, Dhir explains; “Around Jan 2015, NASA released images of the Andromeda galaxy taken by the Hubble telescope. I was deep in the writing for Ship Of Fools and was scouring the net for inspiration. I came upon an article in a science magazine describing what can be seen from the photograph. There were lines describing the stars as ‘grains of sand from a wizard’s hand’, or something like that.
“Anyhow, I found the article very poetic and inspiring. Pair this with the fact that my musical obsession at the time was Air’s soundtrack for the color reissue of Le Voyage Dans La Lune and I was working with the imagery of Bosch’s Ship Of Fools. So, there’s a lot in this song that may not be so obvious. The icing on the cake, though, was that NASA had also just released via Soundcloud a library of audio recordings (copyright free!), so I downloaded some of the tracks and added them to the outro. It’s all very pop art.”
10/12/16 – London – Shacklewell Arms – http://www.badvibrations.co.uk/events
11/12/16 – Manchester – Soup Kitchen – http://www.seetickets.com/event/elephant-stone/soup-kitchen/1013736