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Elephant Stone
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresIndie rock, psychedelic rock
Years active2008 – present
LabelsHidden Pony/The Reverberation Appreciation Society
Associated actsThe High Dials
WebsiteOfficial site
MembersRishi Dhir
Gab Lambert
Miles Dupire

Elephant Stone is a Canadian indie rock band. Fronted by Rishi Dhir (formerly associated with The High Dials), the band's style incorporates aspects of traditional Indian music including the sitar, tabla, and dilruba with Western psychedelic rock.[1]


  • 1 History
  • 2 Discography
    • 2.1 Albums
    • 2.2 EPs and singles
    • 2.3 Remixes
    • 2.4 Other appearances
  • 3 Personnel
    • 3.1 Main band members
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


Dhir formed Elephant Stone after he left The High Dials and began to explore Indian classical music.[2] He later found that the 1960s pop that he grew up with, such as The Kinks and The Beatles, was influencing the way he played.[1]

The band's debut album, The Seven Seas, was released June 2, 2009 on Dhir's own Elephants on Parade label, with distribution by Fontana North. The album was a longlisted nominee for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize on June 15, 2009.[3]

On July 4, 2009 The Seven Seas was released on Irish label Indiecater Records.

On February 12, 2013, their self-titled second album was released on Reverberation Appreciation Society.[4]

The band's third full-length album, The Three Poisons, was released in 2014.[5] In 2015, Burger Records released a cassette featuring a remixed version of The Three Poisons titled ES3PRMX.[6] The cassette features collaborations with Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Fabien Leseure, Tom Furse of The Horrors, Al Lover, Alex Maas of The Black Angels, Peter Holmstrom of The Dandy Warhols and JP Lapham of The Earlies.[6]


  • The Seven Seas (2009)
  • Elephant Stone (2013)
  • The Three Poisons (2014)
  • Ship of Fools (2016)

EPs and singles

  • The Glass Box EP 12" (2010) - mini album[7]
  • Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin b/w Strangers 7" (2012)[8]


  • ES3PRMX (2015) - Remix of The Three Poisons, cassette[6]

Other appearances

  • "Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" (Beatles cover) on Psych-Out Christmas (2013)[9]
  • "L.A. Woman" on A Psych Tribute to the Doors (2014)[10]

Main band members

  • Rishi Dhir – lead vocals, bass, sitar
  • Jean-Gabriel Lambert – guitar, backing vocals
  • Miles Dupire-Gagnon – drums, backing vocals

See also

  • iconMusic of Canada portal
  • Music of Canada
  • Music of Quebec
  • Canadian rock
  • List of Canadian musicians
  • List of bands from Canada
  • Category:Canadian musical groups


  1. ^ a b "Elephant Stone's Sitar Rock". Chart, June 3, 2009.
  2. ^ T'cha Dunlevy, "Elephant Stone trades rock for sitar". Canwest News Service, May 7, 2009.
  3. ^ "CBC Radio3 Announces Polaris Prize Longlist"[permanent dead link]. CBC Radio 3, June 15, 2009.
  4. ^ "Elephant Stone - Elephant Stone | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  5. ^ "The purity of Elephant Stone’s Three Poisons". The Gazette, August 25, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "Making "The Three Poisons" New: A Conversation with Rishi Dhir about Elephant Stone's "ES3PRMX" - Stereo Embers Magazine". Stereo Embers Magazine. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  7. ^ "The Glass Box EP - Elephant Stone". www.elephantstone.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  8. ^ "Elephant Stone - Store". www.elephantstone.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  9. ^ "Psych-Out Christmas - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 
  10. ^ "A Psych Tribute to the Doors - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 

External links

  • Elephant Stone
  • Indiecater Records
  • The Reverberation Appreciation Society


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Zaricot (St-Hyacinthe, Canada)
Schubas (Chicago, IL)Buy Tickets
Big Room Bar (Columbus, OH)
Motr (Cincinnati, OH)
Howler's (Pittsburgh, PA)
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Trans Pecos (Brooklyn, NY)

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