Montreal’s Elephant Stone have spent years crafting their own brand of neo-psychedelic indie rock, and their latest single, “Manipulator,” is just as infectious as it should be at this point. It’s the kind of song that you can sing along or dance to, with a stomping groove and melodies that nod to the Beatles. The band has struck a perfect balance between texture and tight songwriting, rounding out the package with a time-sensitive video that explores the concept of Pokemon Go as mind control. “Manipulator” is entertainment that makes you think, without losing any of the fun.
Watch for the full LP, Ship of Fools, out September 16th.