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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...

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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FAQ

  • Hey everyone,

    We have been getting a lot of questions about shipping and how to add the shipping cost on top of the reward amount? So here's how to do it:

    IF YOU HAVEN'T PLEDGED YET...(thank you in advance!)...you can click the "Back this project" button to the right of the video thumbnail. Scroll down the list of Rewards and select the one which you want to order. Then, once you have selected the Reward, simply go to the box at the top under the "Enter your pledge amount" header and input the total amount which includes the cost of the reward and the applicable shipping amount on top. Once you have done that, click the "Continue to next step" button at the bottom and follow the directions to create your Kickstarter account and proceed through Amazon to process the payment.

    IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PLEDGED...(thank you very much!)...then you can go to the Kickstarter homepage and login to your account. In the top navigation bar, you can click on "Me" and a drop-down menu should pop up and you should see "New album from EL TEN ELEVEN" under the My Backed Projects header. Click on that and then you get to the main page for our campaign. On the right of the video thumbnail, you should see the "Manage Your Pledge" button. Click that and it will take you to the page where you submitted your pledge. You have the ability to add the shipping cost on top of the Reward amount by simply adding the shipping cost on top of the existing reward but adding that amount to the amount you currently see in the box under the "Pledge amount" header. So, for example, if you live in the US and you ordered Transitions Merch Package. You should scroll down and select that reward by clicking the circle next to it. And then, go back up to the top and write in $113 into the "Pledge amount" box, then click the "Continue to next step" button at the bottom of the page.

    *** Please feel free to send us a message here if you have any trouble with it and we will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible to help sort it out for you. ***

    Cheers,

    ETE Management

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  • Yes! The poster that you can get for $25 is the same poster that you will get if you order the Transitions Merch Package and the Deluxe Vinyl Package (and all of the other Rewards beyond that).

    And, if you haven't had a chance to check out what the poster looks like, go watch this clip: https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php…

    Cheers,

    ETE Management

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  • Yes! When you order the Digital Download of Transitions, you will also get a digital download of the single ("Yellow Bridges" with b-side "3k"). The official release date for the single is September 11th, but everyone who supports us here on Kickstarter will receive a digital copy of the single on September 4th (one week in advance of the official release date).

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  • The way we have set up the campaign is that you can order individual items if you opt to not get the bigger bundled packages, but we see that it is a little confusing, so we wanted to walk you through it...

    You will basically need to select one of the Rewards that you want, and then add the amount of the additional Reward on top, then just send us a message to let us know what the other reward is.

    Let's say, FOR EXAMPLE, you wanted to get the "Limited-edition poster" (and you live in London) and the "Digital download" Rewards. On the pledge page, you select one of the Rewards. So for this example, let's say you select the "Digital download" Reward. Then, go up to the box at the top and input the total amount for both Rewards which would be $10 (digital download) + $25 (poster) + $10 (international shipping for the poster) for a grand total of $45. `Once you enter $45 into the box at the top, click the "Continue to next step" button at the bottom and follow the prompts to process the payment. Once you are done, just go back to the main page for the campaign, and you can send us a message by clicking on the "Contact me" button which you will find on the right column of the page where it says "Project by Fake Record Label" and has a picture of the band. Then, just let us know something like "Hey, I wanted to get the poster and the digital download and I live in London so I included the international shipping cost" and we will make a note of it in our records and be sure that you get both the poster and the download when they are available.

    *** Please feel free to send us a message here if you have any trouble with it and we will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible to help sort it out for you. ***

    Cheers,

    ETE Management

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