Elephant Stone just released their fourth album, Ship of Fools, via Elephants on Parade/Burger. Much like Primal Scream (clearly an influence) this Montreal band get better the further they fly from trad rock n' roll, and this is by far their most ambitious, far-flying record yet. It's quite possibly their best too, offering up ecstatic pop ("See the Light"), sunny '70s AM radio influenced numbers ("Love is a Spinning Wheel"), and groovy tracks that could've played at the Hacienda in 1990 ("Cast the First Stone," "The Devil's Shelter"). Main man Rishi Dir is both an excellent bassist and sitar player, and both those instruments really shine here. You can stream the whole album below.

You can catch Elephant Stone on tour starting in October, including NYC at Trans-Pecos on October 22 with The Midnight Hollow, and Echo Courts. Tickets are on sale.

All tour dates are listed, along with the album stream, below.

Elephant Stone - 2016 Tour Dates

Oct 01 Zaricot St Hyacinthe, Canada
Oct 16 Small's Hamtramck, MI
Oct 17 Schubas Chicago, IL
Oct 18 Big Room Bar Columbus, OH
Oct 19 Motr Cincinnati, OH
Oct 20 Howler's Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 21 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA
Oct 22 Trans Pecos Brooklyn, NY
Nov 02 The Hideout San Diego, CA
Nov 03 Satellite Los Angeles, CA
Nov 04 Milk Bar San Francisco, CA
Nov 07 Bunk Bar Portland, OR
Nov 08 The Fox Cabaret Vancouver, Canada
Nov 10 The Aviary Edmonton, Canada
Nov 11 Palomino Calgary, Canada
Nov 13 Lo-Fi Seattle, WA
Nov 15 Torch Club Sacramento, CA
Nov 16 The Continental Room Fullerton, CA
Nov 29 V11 Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nov 30 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dec 02 TRIX BAR Borgerhout, Belgium
Dec 03 Espace B Paris, France
Dec 08 Humboldthain Club Berlin, Germany
Dec 10 Shacklewell Arms London, United Kingdom
Dec 11 Soup Kitchen Manchester, United Kingdom