Never Know It’s Real by Elephant

The Wilco, and subtle Midlake comparisons are powerful, but I hear a uniqueness that plays more of an homage to the 60’s pop bands that built the foundation of modern indie roots rock.

Elephant is a 4 piece indie band out of Rotterdam, and Never Know It’s Real is an eclectic moody groove that showcases a tight lead riff and mellow vocal melody. The laid-back kit balances this tight guitar playfulness, while the song meanders in and out of this poetic verse.

I love the guitar twang in this track, a little surf-influenced and subtly drawing additional comparisons to Fleet Foxes in its storytelling narrative approach. This track is off of their recently released self-titled EP, produced by Pablo van de Poel (DeWolff) and recorded in the Electrosaurus Southern Sound Studio.

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