February 12 street date. Montreal’s Elephant Stone is led by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir. As a highly sought out sitar player in the psychedelic rock scene, he has recorded and toured with the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, the Soundtrack of Our Lives, and many more. Thier new self titled LP is a follow up to their debut album, The Seven Seas, which long-listed for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize. The album finds Elephant Stone combining 60s pop with heavy psycehdelic raga, showcasing of Dhir’s ability to write concise pop songs as well as the band’s ability to kick out sprawling jams. Artful lyrics and Rishi’s considerable sitar talents make this a modern psych classic. Publicity is being spearheaded by Jeffrey Smith at Crash Avenue, and the release has been covered by NPR, Fader and more. The band has upcoming appearances at SXSW, Austin Psych Fest and a tour with The Black Angels.