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Our new album, TRANSITIONS, is done! And now, we are looking to involve our fans in the final stages of the process...
Our new album, TRANSITIONS, is done! And now, we are looking to involve our fans in the final stages of the process...
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We are Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty. Together, we are El Ten Eleven. We have a new album called TRANSITIONS and we will be officially releasing it on November 6th, but we will be releasing it early to our fans who support us on this Kickstarter project...  

TRANSITIONS Release Schedule:

November 6th - Official Release Date (all digital/physical stores)

October 2nd - Early Release Date (exclusive to Spotify and BandCamp)

September 25th - Kickstarter Release Date (exclusively to Kickstarter backers of this project)

We are also including some exclusive goodies that we hope you will appreciate. This stuff will cost well in excess of $10,000, but we are really just trying to offset the amount.  We are very grateful for your continued support and we can't wait to get this album and/or swag out to you!

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Picture of the album t-shirt is HERE

Video of coolest album poster ever is HERE

All of this, including the album and 7" artwork was painstakingly designed by our friends at YYES in Los Angeles.  They are the same team that designed all of our records!

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WHAT THIS ALBUM MEANS TO US:

Kristian: Tim and I have been through a lot in the past couple of years.  We’ve both been divorced, moved to different cities, Tim went through some really dark times, I got remarried and had a kid… for a while things were uncertain and we threw ourselves into the new record and it called for more than just short pop structures.

Tim: Overall, I really wanted this record to bounce.  I wanted as much head nodding as possible...That led to using a lot of 808 kicks.  Those kicks have pitches and can be tuned to specific notes.  Essentially it allows me to play bass lines on drum pads which can be looped and accompanied by acoustic drum parts.

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WHAT WE SAY ABOUT US:

Kristian: I really hope people don’t say that we are a math rock band!  We get labeled all kinds of things from post rock to ambient to experimental... all of those make us cringe.

Tim: So far our personal favorite label for the band has been "Power Duo."  It's kind of ridiculous but we like it.

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WHAT OUR PUBLICIST SAYS ABOUT US:

The title track, Transitions, which clocks in at over ten minutes long, is a twisting journey of sublime unpredictability. But the band’s ability to write catchy, emotional hooks hasn’t been lost.

The band has been touring almost non-stop for the last eight years. 2012 has already seen them headline their own tours as well as play big festivals such as Capitol Hill Block Party, Camp Bisco, Osheaga and more.

Armed with merely a doubleneck bass/guitar, drums and a dizzying array of foot pedals, El Ten Eleven creates complex, deeply felt music, from scratch, onstage, with no help from laptops, click tracks or additional musicians. 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.

Since the band’s inception in 2002, the ETE has always just been two people who produce their own records. That attitude of self-reliance has also manifested itself into establishing a label, Fake Record Label. Though the name was originally a joke, FRL has turned into a bona fide label with marketing, distribution and publicity. And this year signed its first artist other than El Ten Eleven: Girlfriends.

“We’re really excited about using our success to help out other artists we love,” Dunn adds.

Fans should heartily embrace the aforementioned Transitions. Songs like Yellow Bridges (the first single, which is a nod to the yellow bridges in Fogarty’s hometown of Pittsburgh, with a video made by award winning English surreal animator Cyriak) will satisfy the rabid fans of El Ten Eleven’s first album with its emotional waves and flowing structure. But songs like Thanks Bill (a nod to Alchoholics Anonymous founder Bill Wilson) show the band evolving to include hip hop elements like 808 drums and even more technically difficult looping.

ETE has been debuting some of these new songs at festivals all summer and in the fall will embark on a national, headlining, six-week tour. The growing popularity of the band will see them playing bigger venues than they have in the past. In some markets they are graduating from clubs to theaters...

...TRANSITIONS!

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    Autographed 7" Yellow Bridges single (including b-side "3K," exclusive to the single) in advance of the official release date. This includes a digital download. (Add $3 for domestic shipping & $7 for international shipping)

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    Extremely limited edition El Ten Eleven Transitions offset lithography poster, printed on 18 pt Unilustre Halographic Rainbow stock - Limited to 180 posters. (Add $5 for domestic shipping & $10 for international shipping)

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    Limited edition, screen-printed Transitions t-shirt. (Add $3 for domestic shipping & $7 for international shipping)

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    Autographed 12" LP of Transitions in advance of the official release date. This includes a digital download. (Add $3 for domestic shipping & $7 for international shipping)

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    TRANSITIONS MERCH PACKAGE: Autographed 12" LP and 7" single (including digital downloads) as well as album t-shirt and album poster. (Add $13 for domestic shipping & $25 for international shipping)

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    DELUXE VINYL PACKAGE: Autographed 7" single and 12" LP of new album - along with with 12" LP of El Ten Eleven's debut album, 12" LP of the most recent album (It's Still Like A Secret), and the 7" double-single (Falling) - and the new album t-shirt and poster. (Add $13 for domestic shipping & $25 for international shipping)

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    PRIVATE DINNER PACKAGE: All of the stuff in the Transitions Merch Package and you get to have a private dinner with the band in Los Angeles (or your town if they pass through it on tour).

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    PRIVATE LESSON PACKAGE: All of the stuff in the Transitions Merch Package and you get to have a private one-hour music lesson with either Kristian Dunn (bass, looping, theory, whatever you want) or Tim Fogarty (drumming, looping, whatever you want) in Los Angeles, San Diego or potentially in another city if the band is touring through there and their schedule permits.

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    PRIVATE HELICOPTER RIDE: All of the stuff in the Transitions Merch Package and you get to have a have a helicopter ride in Los Angeles or San Diego piloted by Kristian (yes, he is a licensed pilot) and lunch afterwards.

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    GUEST LIST FOR LIFE PACKAGE: All of the stuff in the Private Dinner Package and we will also put you on the guestlist for any El Ten Eleven show for the rest of the band's existence. *Note: only El Ten Eleven headlining shows (i.e. no festivals or shows where El Ten Eleven is opening up)*

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    SNARE DRUM PACKAGE: Everything in the Entire Guest List For Life package plus one of Tim's snare drums, signed for you by the band.

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