Published Nov 01, 2012It's been over a year since Elephant Stone gave us an initial preview of their upcoming album, which was previously slated for a tentative spring 2012 release. That date came and went, and now the Montreal psych pop band have finally given the new collection an official release date. The self-titled LP will drop on February 5 through their new label home of Hidden Pony Records, with a vinyl release to follow on February 12 through the Reverberation Appreciation Society.
This sophomore record follows the 2009 LP The Seven Seas, plus 2010's The Glass Box EP. Both "Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin" and "The Sea of Your Mind," which came out last year as a digital single, are included here.
According to a press release, "Like many great albums before, Elephant Stone defies categorization. Instead, each song is a musical journey that ebbs and flows from BJM-style rollers, to Caribou dance floor rumblers, to REM-style janglers, to Hindustani raga spiritualizers and back again. This album is not shoegaze, power-pop, chillwave, indie rock, etc. This album is Elephant Stone."
The album cover is above. At the bottom of the page, check out the psychedelic single "Heavy Moon," which resembles a more groove-heavy Elliott Smith. Pre-order the album here.
The band have a few North American tour dates on the horizon, including a single Canadian date on November 29 at the Garrison in Toronto. Scroll past the tracklist to see the schedule.
1. Setting Sun
2. Heavy Moon
3. Masters of War
4. Hold Onto Yr Soul
5. A Silent Moment
6. Looking Thru Baby Blue
7. Sally Go Round the Sun
8. Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin
9. The Sea of Your Mind
10. The Sacred Sound
11/29 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
12/1 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
12/4 Washington, DC - DC9
12/5 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
12/6 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
12/7 Philadelphia, PA - The Fire
12/8 Cambridge, MA - T.T. the Bear's Place