Progressive indie-folk quintet Elephant Revival is teaming up with NNIRR to raise awareness and understanding of the current refugee and immigrant crisis happening around the world and in our own country. The group makes a clear statement with the first music video from their acclaimed album Petals with the track “When I Fall.”
All proceeds from the Pay-What-You-Can donation link to download the audio track will be donated directly to NNIRR.
In anticipation of the April 1 release of Elephant Revival’s new album, Petals, Grateful Web chatted with Bonnie Paine to learn more about the production of the album, the band’s future and Bonnie’s dreams for her own future.
Beautiful and inspiring as ever, Petals is an album you won’t want to miss. And maybe with this interview you can listen to it more deeply and with a better understanding of how it all came together.
When Elephant Revival took to the studio in Maine to record their 4th LP – Petals(Thirty Tigers), with Josh Ritter’s long time collaborator and producer Sam Kassirer, it would be the first time doing so without founding member and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sage Cook. It would also be the band’s studio introduction of Charlie Rose who stepped in Sage Cook’s place following his departure. For the uninitiated, Elephant Revival is a self-described Transcendental Folk Quintet band
Progressive transcendental folk quintet Elephant Revival announce the April 1 release of their forthcoming album, Petals (Thirty Tigers). Formed in 2006, Elephant Revival is known for their thoughtful, literary inspired lyrics combined with an eclectic blend of arrangements performed with traditional folk instrumentation. The five songwriters and multi-instrumentalist’s approach is unique and fearless as they create genre-defying, yet highly accessible, music that has continuously evolved into a signature sound.
Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival is a dreamer. He loves the sun and its giving and giving and giving. And he looks to the new year as a time to be reborn and refinished - new moments to propel yourself toward a brighter future. There's a lot to learn about Rodriguez in this interview, both as a human being and a member of a magnificent Colorado folk band.
Was it the reunion of brimming fans? Or was it the band’s majestic sound? Regardless, Elephant Revival’s two homecoming shows at the Ogden this past weekend produced nothing short of sweeping communal joy. Sights, sounds, and vibes provided respite from wintry woes all too common this time of year.
“Peace, Love, and Transcendental Folk” is what comes to mind as Dango Rose from Elephant Revival explains his band’s earthy roots and spiritual aspirations. In light of the recent tragedy in their home state of Colorado, we talk about how music is just a small part of efforts to dissolve the fear and hate that sometimes fuel those who choose violence. Local Colorado fans are excited to come together for the band’s two homecoming shows this weekend.