Smashing Orange and the Shoegaze Boxed Set

We are pleased to say that Elephant Stone favorite, Smashing Orange, are included on the massive shoegaze boxed set just released by Cherry Red Records.


While the number of acts included may be a bit staggering for such a blip of time in music history, no one can argue the importance of Smashing Orange, especially in the USA. For more beyond the classic “My Deranged Heart” single, check out the 1991 compilation.

Smashing Orange were just as majestic as Ride and My Bloody Valentine, but rocked EVEN harder, often channeling an intensity similar to ’60s garage rock legends like The Chocolate Watchband and The Electric Prunes. Frontman Rob Montejo is often referred to as, “the Godfather of N. American shoegaze”.