El Ten Eleven featuring Emile Mosseri will be kicking off their tour at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade NYC with a very limited engagement on August 15th 2017. The EP Unusable Love will follow with a release date of August 18th. Don’t miss a rare opportuntity to see El Ten Eleven with Emile Mosseri on a special vocal collaboration.
El Ten Eleven has been two people making instrumental music from the start. Together Kristian Dunn (bass/guitars) and Tim Fogarty (drums) have released six full-length albums, an EP, a remix record and a mixtape.
The process of El Ten Eleven has always been of reinvention with each release, providing a canvas of sounds and singular execution to each album, track and layer.
There is something exciting about a duo, both for the band and their cult-like fan base. They create eloquently designed compositions, layers of augmented bass and drums that are stacked and sound like a quintet or, often times, an atmospheric orchestra.
As reinvention took its course over the past 18 months, the band explored a variety of mediums for inspiration, from films to orchestras to side-projects, and found the next colorant to add to its canvas: a guest vocalist. A risk and perhaps the deepest dye imaginable.
Instead of releasing a one-off track with a singer, Dunn and Fogarty decided to commit to a full extended-play release exploring the new sound.
“The search for the right singer was frustrating. There were a lot of people we tried working with who were really talented, but ultimately not the right fit stylistically,” says Kristian Dunn. After months of searching they found Emile Mosseri from New York, songwriter and vocalist of indie garage rock revisionists The Dig. “Not only does the natural sound of his voice compliment our music, but his work ethic and dedication are on par with our own. And his lyrics compliment our music perfectly.”
El Ten Eleven wrote and recorded with Mosseri and are very pleased to announce their first-ever vocal collaboration release: Unusable Love. An EP whose four songs form an illustrated collage, merging El Ten Eleven instrumentals with vocals, to create a body of music entirely unexpected.
Photo credit from left to right: Rozette Rago, Oscar Moreno & Olivia McManus