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El Ten Eleven 4/26/11 + Video

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  • Date Recorded: April 26, 2011
  • Artist / Band: El Ten Eleven
  • Hosting Show: Music at Work
  • Sound: Dan Kinney
  • Video: Paul Oryem

Relying on simple melodies layered with spacey pedal effects and the rare skuzzy riff, El Ten Eleven creates songs that play like an ideal mixtape, both for cool kids who want nerd cred and the nerds who are, like the Adam and Nathan of one notorious song, totally kickass.

L.A.-based El Ten Eleven is a duo comprised of bassist/guitarist Kristian Dunn and drummer Tim Fogarty. Their self-titled debut album was released on Fake Record Label in 2004, and was followed by Every Direction Is North and These Promises Are Being Videotaped (both released in 2007), and their most recent studio album, It's Still Like a Secret, released in November 2010. They were also named a featured act at SXSW in 2006 and had their ambient/experimental style used in the documentaries Helvetica and Objectified.

Brainy references aside, El Ten Eleven's song titles, which include the hipsterishly-named "Sorry About Your Irony," "Marriage Is the New Going Steady," and "Adam and Nathan Totally Kick Ass," allude to a sort of juvenile delinquency for grownups, while the all-instrumental tracks evoke the basement chillout couch at the coolest party from 12th grade.

Often classified as shoegaze, El Ten Eleven created a sort of departure with 2007's These Promises Are Being Videotaped, an occasionally garage-inflected and perhaps more varied offering than much of the electronic-heavy L.A. scene. However, last year's It's Still A Secret yielded a return to the more ethereal feel of previous albums without losing the unfettered tone of its predecessor.

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