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Official Merch

Ratboys - Happy Birthday, Ratboy LP
$24.0 USD
Ratboys - AOID LP
$24.0 USD
Ratboys - GN LP
$24.0 USD
Ratboys - Printer's Devil LP
$24.0 USD
toe - For Long Tomorrow LP
$26.0 USD
toe - the book about my idle plot on ...
$26.0 USD
toe - HEAR YOU LP
$26.0 USD
toe - the future is now 10" vinyl
$22.0 USD
toe - Our Latest Number LP
$22.0 USD
toe - Original logo shirt
$25.0 USD

Live Photos of El Ten Eleven

El Ten Eleven at Chicago, IL in The Chop Shop & 1st Ward 2022
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Fan Reviews

Michael
November 25th 2023
Absolutely transcendent, such soul-engrossing music!! I can't wait to see them again.
Fort Collins, CO@
Washington’s
40 Minites Is Not
August 28th 2022
It was far too short. They were opening for someone else and only performed for 40 minutes. I enjoyed the 40 minutes but would not have bought tickets had this been communicated ahead of time.
New York City, NY@
Terminal 5
Tom
April 7th 2022
These guys are so good. You can't really appreciate how much goes into their music without seeing them live. It's just two dudes! Sounds like a full 5 person band. Unbelievable how they can loop everything together. It really is something to see.
Omaha, NE@
Slowdown
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About El Ten Eleven

Experiencing an unexpected tragedy or loss often provokes a period of self-reflection, a time to contemplate one’s own place and purpose in the world. That was true for El Ten Eleven’s Kristian Dunn. When a beloved family member passed, Dunn found his own reflections on life emerging in the music he composed. Those expressions led to the creation of Tautology — a sonic meditation on the arc of human life, composed in three parts.

Over the course of three discs, Tautology is, in Dunn’s words, “a representation of life from the teenage years, through middle-age, until the end of life.” The sounds on the album echo Dunn’s own experiences, veering from aggressive metallic riffs to blissful ambient soundscapes. And while there are shared melodies and harmonies through all three records, each one has its own distinct qualities: Tautology I, which represents adolescence, is angsty, aggressive and occasionally depressive; Tautology II is head-noddy and mid-tempo, and represents middle age; while Tautology III, quiet and ambient, represents one’s golden years.

The music on the first disc, Tautology I, has a heavier sound that might surprise longtime El Ten Eleven fans. “I wanted to represent what my teenage years were like, when I was full of testosterone and depression,” says Dunn. “When you're a teenager everything feels so grandiose and dramatic.” The album’s second movement, Tautology II, reflects Dunn’s current state. “I'm middle-aged now, and this is the happiest I've ever been. I think that comes across in the music. This record is the one that sounds the most like the El Ten Eleven people are used to.” For the final chapter, Tautology III, Dunn composed a transcendent set of ethereal music inspired partly by the loss of a dear family member. “I don't know what it's like to be elderly. But my grandmother-in-law Frances McMaster was a very inspiring person. She died recently, and I was thinking about her a lot. She was really smart. She lived into her early nineties and she wrote her fourth book when she was eighty-eight. I'd like to be like her if I make it to that age.”

Tautology is not a typical rock album, and El Ten Eleven are not a typical rock band. For seventeen years the instrumental duo of Dunn (bass/guitar) and Tim Fogarty (drums) have flourished outside the accepted norms of rock orthodoxy, releasing eight full length albums and four EPs, and performing over 750 live shows. Utilizing inventive arrangements and a masterful use of looping, El Ten Eleven create a sound much bigger than the sum of its parts. Most first-timers to an El Ten Eleven show are stunned that the band is a duo. It’s a refreshing sight and a palette whose boundaries the band have explored for unexpected additions to their sound. Tautology finds Dunn and Fogarty pushing this sound into new territory, experimenting with a range of textures not heard on previous El Ten Eleven releases.

Joyful Noise Recordings will digitally release each of Tautology’s three discs, individually and in sequential order, beginning May 1st, with a physical 3xLP release on September 18, 2020. Dunn explains there’s no right or wrong way to listen to Tautology, suggesting that a deep dive into the full project will yield rewards. “I think someone could listen to any one of the discs by themselves and have a really great experience—even if they didn't know about the others. But if they do want to go deeper, I think there will be a lot of interesting stuff to discover. It works symbolically and it all connects. I think this is the best record we've ever done.”
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Genres:
Instrumental Rock, Rock, Post Rock
Band Members:
Tim Fogarty, Kristian Dunn
Hometown:
San Diego, California

No upcoming shows
Send a request to El Ten Eleven to play in your city
Request a Show

Live Photos of El Ten Eleven

El Ten Eleven at Chicago, IL in The Chop Shop & 1st Ward 2022
View All Photos

Official Merch

Ratboys - Happy Birthday, Ratboy LP
$24.0 USD
Ratboys - AOID LP
$24.0 USD
Ratboys - GN LP
$24.0 USD
Ratboys - Printer's Devil LP
$24.0 USD
toe - For Long Tomorrow LP
$26.0 USD
toe - the book about my idle plot on ...
$26.0 USD
toe - HEAR YOU LP
$26.0 USD
toe - the future is now 10" vinyl
$22.0 USD
toe - Our Latest Number LP
$22.0 USD
toe - Original logo shirt
$25.0 USD

Fan Reviews

Michael
November 25th 2023
Absolutely transcendent, such soul-engrossing music!! I can't wait to see them again.
Fort Collins, CO@
Washington’s
40 Minites Is Not
August 28th 2022
It was far too short. They were opening for someone else and only performed for 40 minutes. I enjoyed the 40 minutes but would not have bought tickets had this been communicated ahead of time.
New York City, NY@
Terminal 5
Tom
April 7th 2022
These guys are so good. You can't really appreciate how much goes into their music without seeing them live. It's just two dudes! Sounds like a full 5 person band. Unbelievable how they can loop everything together. It really is something to see.
Omaha, NE@
Slowdown
View More Fan Reviews

About El Ten Eleven

Experiencing an unexpected tragedy or loss often provokes a period of self-reflection, a time to contemplate one’s own place and purpose in the world. That was true for El Ten Eleven’s Kristian Dunn. When a beloved family member passed, Dunn found his own reflections on life emerging in the music he composed. Those expressions led to the creation of Tautology — a sonic meditation on the arc of human life, composed in three parts.

Over the course of three discs, Tautology is, in Dunn’s words, “a representation of life from the teenage years, through middle-age, until the end of life.” The sounds on the album echo Dunn’s own experiences, veering from aggressive metallic riffs to blissful ambient soundscapes. And while there are shared melodies and harmonies through all three records, each one has its own distinct qualities: Tautology I, which represents adolescence, is angsty, aggressive and occasionally depressive; Tautology II is head-noddy and mid-tempo, and represents middle age; while Tautology III, quiet and ambient, represents one’s golden years.

The music on the first disc, Tautology I, has a heavier sound that might surprise longtime El Ten Eleven fans. “I wanted to represent what my teenage years were like, when I was full of testosterone and depression,” says Dunn. “When you're a teenager everything feels so grandiose and dramatic.” The album’s second movement, Tautology II, reflects Dunn’s current state. “I'm middle-aged now, and this is the happiest I've ever been. I think that comes across in the music. This record is the one that sounds the most like the El Ten Eleven people are used to.” For the final chapter, Tautology III, Dunn composed a transcendent set of ethereal music inspired partly by the loss of a dear family member. “I don't know what it's like to be elderly. But my grandmother-in-law Frances McMaster was a very inspiring person. She died recently, and I was thinking about her a lot. She was really smart. She lived into her early nineties and she wrote her fourth book when she was eighty-eight. I'd like to be like her if I make it to that age.”

Tautology is not a typical rock album, and El Ten Eleven are not a typical rock band. For seventeen years the instrumental duo of Dunn (bass/guitar) and Tim Fogarty (drums) have flourished outside the accepted norms of rock orthodoxy, releasing eight full length albums and four EPs, and performing over 750 live shows. Utilizing inventive arrangements and a masterful use of looping, El Ten Eleven create a sound much bigger than the sum of its parts. Most first-timers to an El Ten Eleven show are stunned that the band is a duo. It’s a refreshing sight and a palette whose boundaries the band have explored for unexpected additions to their sound. Tautology finds Dunn and Fogarty pushing this sound into new territory, experimenting with a range of textures not heard on previous El Ten Eleven releases.

Joyful Noise Recordings will digitally release each of Tautology’s three discs, individually and in sequential order, beginning May 1st, with a physical 3xLP release on September 18, 2020. Dunn explains there’s no right or wrong way to listen to Tautology, suggesting that a deep dive into the full project will yield rewards. “I think someone could listen to any one of the discs by themselves and have a really great experience—even if they didn't know about the others. But if they do want to go deeper, I think there will be a lot of interesting stuff to discover. It works symbolically and it all connects. I think this is the best record we've ever done.”
Show More
Genres:
Instrumental Rock, Rock, Post Rock
Band Members:
Tim Fogarty, Kristian Dunn
Hometown:
San Diego, California

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