Scraping out of the grit of Brunswick (Melbourne, Australia), The Ivory Elephant are a 3-piece playing heavy blues. Joining the blues/rock renaissance of bands such as The Black Keys and The White Stripes, and with a sound often likened to Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, The Ivory Elephant bring their own thing to the style.
"On this album we really wanted to get deep in to Psych. The blues is still in there, but it's hidden behind a lot of fuzz and reverb. We also wanted to approach this release as a full album that is best listened to in one hit, rather than just a bunch of songs stuck together. There's some lengthy jams on there and some pretty heavy stuff, but there's also tracks on there like Jazzhead pt I and Stoneface which are pretty different to what people would expect from us.
The track we had the most fun recording was probably Stoneface Jamboree. We tracked it on our last day of recording until about 2am on a whim. It started off with just acoustic guitars, then we layered more guitars, sitars, percussion, vocals, a blisteringly loud 70s farfisa organ, and left some whacky tape effects in there for the hell of it too. It's a long way from anything we've done before, and we'll probably never be able to play it live!
- 200x white/green marbled (first 111 of which are handnumbered as EXCLUSIVE MAILORDER edition, the rest will be sold by the band and a few selected distributors)
- 200x transparent red
- 100x black
- Plated & pressed on heavy high performance vinyl by Pallas Group in Germany
- deluxe 300gsm gatefold cover
- special vinyl mastering