Elephant Stone is a Cleveland-based record label and a state of mind, where where 60s Psych and 90s Shoegaze collide. We don’t do twee, electronic duos, sensitive singer-songwriters with beards or banjos. We Do Rock. We do drugfuzz®. Founded in 2002 by Ben and Bella Vendetta, Elephant Stone began in Los Angeles as a result of the fusion of Dionysus Records imprint, Orange Sky Records, and the ashes of Vendetta Magazine.

The philosophy was to have cohesive themes and influences with each artist; if you liked one album, you would like all the albums no matter the artist or genre. The Vendettas have never deviated from this mission and our repeat customers and core fans often own every release in our catalog. Songs from Elephant Stone acts are most often selected for film and TV licensing for scenes depicting: sex, drugs, car racing, skateboarding, and snowboarding. We are in favor of this.

Given the sad changes in the music industry, we finally let our bar code lapse after more than a decade. Our distributors dried up and the streaming services have contributed nothing. Please give that give that money to a musicians charity instead. Occasionally, we do a one-off special edition 7 inch, a retrospective reissue, or something a collector might cherish.

Ben Vendetta: ben(at)elephantstonerecords.com and Bella Vendetta arabella(at)elephantstonerecords.com

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Mailing Address
Elephant Stone Records
12900 Lake Avenue, #1001
Lakewood, OH 44107


Fall 2000 issue of Vendetta with cover story on The Brian Jonestown Massacre