A dark and catchy indie-rock outfit that hailed from San Francisco’s Mission District, elephone’s dark guitar textures, dynamic vocals and literary vision have earned them comparisons to Radiohead, Echo and the Bunnymen, and The Cure in local and national press.
The band grew out of a longtime friendship between Ryan Lambert (a former actor - Kids Inc., The Monster Squad) and Terry Ashkinos. While living in Los Angeles, Ryan and Terry were in separate punk and indie bands who frequently shared the stage touring across the country. Terry moved to San Francisco in 1998 and the pair began writing songs together, collaborating over a distance. Over time they realized that they may be on to something – so in 2003 Ryan decided to move to San Francisco to pursue a new band with Terry, and elephone was born.
- U2, The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, Post Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Press for elephone
Performer Magazine-“David Byrne-worthy wail over a roaring bass line that nearly explodes off the stage…Triumphant, reverberating guitar and a driving dance drumbeat…Based on their new material, Elephone is well on its way to earning an enviable position at the forefront of San Francisco’s next wave of bands, alongside Film School, Rogue Wave, and The Velvet Teen.”
Flavorpil-“Elephone’s PiL-meets-Bauhaus sound is replete with synthy keyboards and a heart-sleeved frontman that soft/loud, ’80s new wave/garage-psychedelia aesthetic just never seems to get old.”