Elephant Gym // New Music and World Tour

The Kaohsiung, Taiwan trio Elephant Gym glide through before the year ends with a burst of radiant energy on a pair of new singles, "Happy Prince" ft. YILE LIN (Golden Indie Music Awards winning vocalist and front woman of Freckles) and the orchestral rework of 2013's "Ocean in the Night" ft. Hom Shenhao (of punk act Touming Magazine), another offering from their upcoming ten year anniversary album, World (more on that below!).

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Based on the Oscar Wilde tales of the same name,"Happy Prince" carefully eases you in with YILE LIN's glittery yet calming vocal delivery, supported by lighter bass notes from bassist, KT Chang. It eventually swirls back into the wide-eyed, math-rock wonder that the band has become known for over the last decade. On "Ocean in the Night", Hom Shenhao reprises his striking vocals with new additions of brass and woodwinds from the Kaohsiung City Wind Orchestra, resulting in a grander sense of emotion. Both songs offer deep insight into the bubbling and frenetic spirit of World.

Elephant Gym - The World album coverA commemoration of Elephant Gym's 10th anniversary as a band, World expands on their signature elements, the combination of which Pitchfork describes “as close to jazz as rock: virtuosity not as a means of showing off, but approaching the sublime.” World also features a host of international and local collaborators, tapping the varied talents of Seiji Kameda (Tokyo Jihen) Shashaa Tirupati, ?te, the previously mentioned YILE LIN, Hom ShenHao, and the Kaohsiung City Wind Orchestra. World is available via Topshelf Records on December 14, 2023:

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Elephant Gym just finished the SE Asia leg of their world tour but have upcoming dates in The Philippines, North America, and Europe. The band also just announced a new album, World (which you can pre-order now). The first single "Happy Prince" is out now everywhere. Lastly, they've also just released a career-spanning music video for "Ocean in the night" (Orchestra ver). Dates, info, and ticket links for their tour are all available below:

  • December 16, 2023 - Manila, Philippines @ Balcony Music House - get tickets
  • January 19, 2024 - Taoyüan, Taiwan @ ThERE LIVE HOUSE - get tickets
  • March 01, 2024 - Dallas, TX, US @ Club Dada - get tickets
  • March 05, 2024 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Foro Indie Rocks - get tickets
  • March 09, 2024 - West Hollywood, CA, US @ Roxy Theatre - get tickets
  • March 13, 2024 - Portland, OR, US @ Mississippi Studios - get tickets
  • March 16, 2024 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Fox Cabaret - get tickets
  • May 13, 2024 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Musicbox - get tickets
  • May 14, 2024 - Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club - get tickets
  • May 15, 2024 - Barcelona, Spain @ VOL - get tickets
  • May 17, 2024 - Milan, Italy @ Legend Club - get tickets
  • May 18, 2024 - Modena, Italy @ La Tenda - get tickets
  • May 23, 2024 - Brussels, Belgium @ Le Cheval Marin - get tickets
  • May 24, 2024 - Paris, France @ Le Hasard Ludique - get tickets
  • May 27, 2024 - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol - get tickets
  • May 29, 2024 - Carlisle, UK @ The Brickyard - get tickets
  • May 30, 2024 - Manchester, UK @ Canvas 2 - get tickets

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