Elephant Stone recently shared their new single, “American Dream,” exclusively via Bandcamp. All proceeds will be donated to the PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund, which directly supports touring crews and others in the live music industry who have lost work or have gotten sick during the COVID-19 crisis, and those whose physical health, mental health, safety and wellbeing are most at risk.
Rishi Dhir on “American Dream:”
“Growing up in Canada, it was hard to not feel like an ‘also-ran’ when you’re constantly sold the glitz and glamour of America. Over the years, many of my Canadian friends have moved south of the border in search of the American dream, only to find that it really was just a dream. And now, with the dangerous path America is on, I wonder if my same friends are questioning their move and longing for home.”
Along with Elephant Stone and MIEN (which also includes members of The Horrors, The Black Angels, and The Earlies), Dhir has played alongside Beck and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. After their self-titled album came out, Elephant Stone toured with The Zombies and collaborated with many groundbreaking bands including The Dandy Warhols, on an album of remixes. They’ve also worked with many of the industry’s great producers including Jace Lasek (The Besnard Lakes) and Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire).
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