El Ten Eleven “We Don’t Have A Sail But We Have A Rudder”

El Ten Eleven "We Don't Have A Sail But We Have A Rudder"
El Ten Eleven

El Ten Eleven will be touring in support of their new album with dates currently announced in September and November and more early 2019 dates coming soon too. ‘Banker’s Hill’ is a nine-song exploration into the challenge of living in the moment. Their music has been described as “meditation in motion,” which seems apt. The album explores the paradox of beauty in anxiety, the importance and effect of family and the fleeting possibility of satisfaction. For Banker’s Hill, the band brought producer Sonny Diperri (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Protomartyr) into the fold, which is the first time the duo has ever worked with an outside producer. So far, El Ten Eleven has shared the album’s first two singles, its lead single “Phenomenal Problems”, along with “You Are Enough”, both of which are indicative of the formative duo’s meticulously-honed skills at work…it’s impressive how much sonic force two people can conjure!

Armed with merely a double-neck bass/guitar, drums and a dizzying array of pedals, El Ten Eleven create complex, progressive music from scratch, onstage, with no help from laptops or additional musicians. Made up of Kristian Dunn (bass, guitar) and Tim Fogarty (drums), they utilize multiple looping pedals to create songs that sound as though they are being played by at least six people. Most first-timers to an El Ten Eleven show are stunned that the band is a duo… it’s a refreshing sight in this age of letting the computers do all the work

El Ten Eleven Tour Dates:

9/05 – Morro Bay, CA @ The Siren
9/06 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
9/07 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
9/08 – Reno, NV @ Saint Bar
9/09 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
9/12 – Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre
9/13 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
9/14 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
9/15 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
9/18 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
9/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
9/20 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Washington’s
9/21 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
9/22 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
11/06 – St. Louis, MO @ The Old Rock House
11/07 – Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi
11/08 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
11/09 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
11/10 – Chicago, IL @ ChopShop
11/13 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
11/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
11/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
11/16 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/17 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
11/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
11/30 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
12/01 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah