Sunday, June 7, 2009

Elephant Stone - The Seven Seas

Elephant Stone is a band from Montreal, although from the sound you would assume they would be from somewhere between California and India. I say this because Rishi Dhir, the bands frontman, also plays the sitar on many of the songs off this album. At first when i heard about the sitar on this album i thought maybe it was just a way that they thought that they could stand out. But I couldn't be more wrong. The songs seem to be crafted very very well, the sitar adds such a beautiful and complex new sound to these light, summer songs. One blogger noticed the similarity between Dhir's voice and George Harrison, yes it is there, and to me quite noticeable. My favorites are I Am Blind, (the jam) Don't You Know, The Seven Seas, and Oh Heartbreaker. Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

I Am Blind was the first tune that my iTunes randomly picked to play from this album and WOW, if they are all like this I will be pretty excited considering I have never even heard of this band.

Good pluck out of the ether!

Also, any chanced of Ratatat and M83 links being fixed?

Zak said...

M83 is back up