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"Jangle Pop in a "Police Vein""

This (Pop Star) is interesting...the arpeggiated guitar is great...this reminds me of the Police in the "Regetta de Blanc" era...although the singer seems to be channeling Ray Davies of The Kinks...Stong non-nonsense vocals...

This song has a great chorus, and a good sense of humor...I like the contrast of the afore mentioned arpeggios with the chunka-chunka guitar in the verse...

The bass player nails this track...perfect sparseness in the pocket...perfect sync with the drummer's herky-jerky groove...

This track has a shot...
- Robert Boone-Garageband.com


"CD Review-Elephant Driver (self-titled)"

"The new, self titled, 3 song teaser by ELEPHANT DRIVER lies
somewhere in the middle of the melodic virtues of pop and
the hard core angst of alternative rock. And inbetween you find
the distinctive styles of three very talented newcomers.


The cd opens with eight strong drum hits by the truly
gifted drummer, BOB KING, who leads the band into "6.A.M.",
a beat driven tune laced with the power of ERIC
BRIDGE'S stadium guitar and MATT CAMPBELL'S memorable,
high ended vocals. This tune gets you in gear for the rest of the cd
with it's high energy approach.


Then with a dreamlike precision, BRIDGE kicks off the second
tune on this teaser called "FLY AWAY". This song shows the
more melodic side of ELEPHANT DRIVER, proving that hooks are
also in their musical vocabulary. The guitar work here is just
incredible. Leaps and bounds apart from the usual "lets make
some noise" approach to lead guitar. BRIDGE is a tasteful &
stylish guitarist who truly seems to be listening to what in his
heart.


Enter "TALK SHOW", the final and greatest song on this cd
which crosses intentional hooks with an almost unrehearsed jam
like feel. BRIDGE'S guitar and CAMPBELL'S vocals become one
feeding off of each other in front of the strength of KING'S
drums. The band lets down their guard showing us that even the
normal contolled pop song can break out of the mold and create a
truly passionate and original piece of work.


Now that they have my attention, I look foward to the main
course after such a wonderful appeteezer!"
- Janis Tate- Indiemusicexplosion.com


"Excellent Guitar"

This song (Pop Star) grabs you from the start with a catchy guitar riff and then immediately pulls you into its verse. A smooth build up brings you into the equally catchy but explosive chorus. Interesting breaks. This song has a foo fighters feel at times. Great vocals compliment these obviously excellent musicians/songwriters. I'm very happy you guys are making music.
- Ruby Rendrag of the band Watyr.com


Discography

2001-Urbanized (full-length, independently released)
2003-Fly Away (EP, independently released)
2004-Pop Star (EP, independently released)

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Bio

Elephant Driver first shared the stage as members of the horn section of the high school jazz ensemble. Playing music together for over ten years now, our sound is strong, secure and solid. Our audience has compared our sound to bands like The Police, Rush, Foo Fighters, Tonic, etc. All of the aforementioned bands have in some way shape or form helped to define the sound of Elephant Driver, as well as bands/artists like Dave Matthews Band, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane, Jeff Buckley and too many more to list. What sets us apart from other bands? We're the tallest band in the tri-state area and probably the country at an average height of 6 foot 4 inches tall.