Allah-Las, The Night Beats

Parade of Flesh presents . . .

Allah-Las

The Night Beats

Elephant Stone

Wed, April 24, 2013

7:30 pm

Club Dada

Dallas, TX

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Allah-Las
Allah-Las
Allah-Las met while working at the biggest of all the L.A. Record stores, but they became a band in an even more rare and special space—a California basement, dug out somewhere between the mountains and the beach. They began gigging shortly after their conception in and around Los Angeles in the later part of 2008. It wasn't until three years later that they would find the proper environment to record their first single "Long Journey" which now bookends their self-titled release. These were the kind of songs that bounced between London and Los Angeles, the kind of thing that could have come from Mick Jagger or Arthur Lee or both at once, with crystalline guitar and slow-mo drums that recalled the way the waves take big bites of the beach at night. This was mystery music from the strange and ancient-modern California fringe, more Night Tide than Easy Rider. Allah-Las were a reflection of a reflection, an echo of an echo, a band that was psychedelic not because of reverb or shredding through pedals but for the simple way their songs seem to extend to infinity. (Chris Ziegler)
The Night Beats
The Night Beats
Any number of bands cite 60's Texas psych as an influence, but rarely does a group actually capture what made those bands special. Following their debut EP also on Trouble In Mind, The Night Beats have expanded on the bedroom immediacy of their first recordings to create an LP that perfectly captures and modernizes the hallucinogenic and exhilaratingly demonic aura of bands like The 13th Floor Elevators and Golden Dawn. With blazing guitar work and a razor sharp rhythm section Danny Lee Blackwell and company mutate conventional chords & progressions into a mind-blowing sonic sprawl. The record reels you in with 2-3 minute pop songs like 'Ain't Dumbo' and 'Dial 666', forging a landscape that then throws you into a chaotic journey of jams a'la 'Dewayne's Drone' and 'Little War in the Midwest' that bend and meander but never overstay their welcome. Tune in, turn on, & drop that needle on this record! The first press of this LP is on randomly-mixed vinyl & includes a download code!
Elephant Stone
Elephant Stone
Montreal's Elephant Stone was formed in 2009 by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir. As one of the most highly sought out sitar players in the psychedelic music scene, he has recorded and toured with the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, the Soundtrack of Our Lives, and many more.

In 2009, Elephant Stone released their Polaris Music Prize-nominated debut, The Seven Seas. 2010/2011 saw the release of The Glass Box EP, a supporting slot on the Brian Jonestown Massacre's North American tour, multiple European/UK tours with sold-out dates in London and Berlin, and festival appearances at the Iceland Airwaves, Osheaga (Canada), and SXSW.

2012/2013 will see the band release their sophomore long-player and tour the world spreading their psychedelified-hindie-rock mantra.

Elephant Stone is: Rishi Dhir: vocals, bass, sitar Gabriel Lambert: geetar, backing vocals Stephen "Venk" Venkatarangam: keys, bass, and backing vocals Miles Dupire: drums

Press Highlights for The Seven Seas (2009)

"Utterly uplifting, and a powerful contender for Montreal album of the year." 4 ½ Stars Jordan Zivitz - Montreal Gazette

"…coolly captures Dhir's love of both classic British pop and Indian raga subcurrents while brimming with messages of peace, hope and love." 4 stars Steve Guimond - Hour

"a collection of dreamy britpop infused with rock-sitar jams … a keeper " 4/5 Nightlife Magazine (Montreal)

"tripped-out, transcendent debut " Steve Baylin - Ottawa Xpress

"Elephant Stone offers hopeful, dreamy pop music that's impossible to place in any one time period." Chris Lackner - Dose.ca Press Highlights for The Glass Box EP (2010)

"…look and listen no further than Strangers, as well-crafted a pop rocker as I've heard in a while." 4 stars Steve Guimond – Hour

"Timeless, dreamy and colourful sound that captures Indian raga and British pop influences" Pop Montreal

"If you weren't along for the ride on Elephant Stone's 2009 The Seven Seas debut album, it's time to get on board… Just put it on whole-disc repeat and you'll be set for the day" 4.5/5 Scott Bryson – Chartattack.com

Press Blurbs

"kaleidoscopic brilliance" GetIntoThis (UK)

"Transatlantic counterparts to Cornershop in their deft weaving of indie rock and elements of traditional Indian music." PurpleRevolver (UK)

"shimmering psych rock brilliance" WalesOnLine (UK)

"truly unique and a refreshing change from the usual." Meet You at the Show (Montreal)

"A few extended sitar bliss-outs and a band capable of functioning as a behemoth rhythm section ensured this was as much about the groove as the song — and with Dhir's ear for a paisley hook, this was very much about the song." Montreal Gazette

"Elephant Stone aren't a regular guitar band, it transpires - they're also a sitar band." The National (UAE)

"Indie rock with a Hindu element. Like a sitar. Imagine if the Stone Roses had formed in Mumbai." Exploremusic.com
Venue Information:
Club Dada
2720 Elm St.
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://dadadallas.com/