Thursday, October 18, 2007
Have a look-see...
There is a band I have been a fan of for years called El Ten Eleven.
I am shocked at the amount of people who have never heard of them. It's mental.
ETE are a 2-piece from LA who make the most immense instrumental music.
They were signed to a cool indie label in the States called Bar-None, but were never signed (or even licensed) to anyone outside of the US of A.
They have released 2 superb albums which will literally floor you when you hear them...because you must hear them!
Tim Fogarty plays the drums & electric drum machine.
Kristian Dunn plays a double-headed bass & guitar.
To say that this band is something extremely special would be an over-the-top understatment.
Both the lads are in another clever band called The Softlightes.
They are pretty similar to Clap Your Hands Say Yeah or The Spinto Band.
Softlightes are signed to a world-wide deal with Modular Records/Universal (the first American band to be afforded such a feat). Unfortunately their contract states that The Softlightes is the priority so ETE don't get to tour outside of LA too much - which sucks!
Kristian Dunn is rather incredible. His podcasts were eclectic to say the least (I'll try find some old ones he has and post them up). His bass playing & guitar skills in ETE is fantastic. Once you hear this band - they'll instantly become one of your favourite & Dunn will be your new hero.
You can download various MP3s of ETE from their myspace or Kritian's myspace or even Kristian's own website but if you're a lazy arse then I'll link you to a couple directly:
The 49th Day by El Ten Eleven
Lorge by El Ten Eleven