Bent By Elephants

Bent By Elephants are a 7 piece folk rock band stationed in Montreal, linking patch-work improv pieces into rhythmic pop-folk songs. Bent By Elephants came together in Montréal in 2009, when Luke Fowlie and Chesley Walsh met a party and started talking about music. Chesley was a songwriter from Los Angeles looking for collaborators, and Luke was a classical guitarist with connection in Montréal improv and jazz. Together they released their debut LP in 2010, This Is Water. The album embodied the band’s unique approach to songwriting, traversing a musical landscape from minimalist lines of melody to overlapping cacophonies. Their 2015 release, The Shore, represents a new chapter in the band’s evolution, moving away from the orchestral folk of This is Water towards a raw & rattling album of contrapuntal electric guitars and sweeping synths. The album was recorded and mixed at The Treatment Room, home of Plants and Animals, under the careful guidance of resident recording engineer, Gilles Castilloux, and musical champ Michael Feuerstack. They collaborated on the mix, resulting in a rich, full-sounding record. Members Chesley Walsh, Vocals and Guitar Luke Fowlie, Guitar Ryan Frizzell, Cornet, Keyboard, Backup Vocals Paul Van Dyk, Bass Eric Dew, Drums Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.