5/01/2020

El Ten Eleven's Tautology I Available Now; Tautology II (July 10) & Tautology III (Sept. 18) Forthcoming   ​

EL TEN ELEVEN’S TAUTOLOGY I AVAILABLE NOW
VIA JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS

SIX SONG ALBUM IS THE FIRST IN A THEMATIC TRIO OF TAUTOLOGY RELEASES; TAUTOLOGY II (JULY 10) & TAUTOLOGY III (SEPT. 18) FORTHCOMING
Tautology I album cover
May 1, 2020 - Southern California – El Ten Eleven, the Southern California duo of Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty whose music has been described as a “buoyant brand of post-rock” (Under The Radar) and “euphoric” (Consequence of Sound), release the first in their triptych of 2020 releases, with Tautology I available today via Joyful Noise Recordings (joyfulnoi.se/tautology).

The pair describes the series of releases as: “Tautology is three records that represent the journey from adolescence through end of life. There are shared melodies and harmonies through all of the records, but each of the records has a distinct quality that represents three phases of life. The first (Tautology I), which represents adolescence, is angsty, aggressive and occasionally depressive. The second (Tautology II, July 10), which represents middle age, is head noddy and mid-tempo. The last (Tautology III, Sept. 18), which represents the golden years, is more ambient and quiet.”

El Ten Eleven released a pair of singles in the lead-up to Tautology I’s release, streaming “With Report” (lnk.to/withreport) and “Entropy” (lnk.to/ETE_Entropy).

The three albums are initially available digitally with both 3xLP and 3xCD physical versions available on Sept. 18. A hyper-limited, multi-color vinyl variant sold out upon announce with a limited-edition clear vinyl variant, as well as a standard black vinyl iteration for sale via the Joyful Noise Recordings’ webstore (joyfulnoi.se/tautology).
Photo credit: Shervin Lainez
Dunn (bass/guitar) and Fogarty (drums) have flourished outside the accepted norms of rock orthodoxy, releasing eight full-length albums, four EPs and performing over 750 live shows. Utilizing inventive arrangements and a masterful use of looping, El Ten Eleven have been noted for their ability to create a sound much bigger than their individual parts. SF Weekly said of the pair’s live performance: “watching El Ten Eleven play is something like watching two superheroes do their thing.” Consequence of Sound called their music “euphoric,” KEXP described their output as “transcendent” and Under The Radar declared the pair’s unique style a “buoyant brand of post-rock.”

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