Today marks the release of El Ten Eleven's 'For emily' EP. The EP is the follow-up to their Transitions (2012) and Transitions Remixed (2013) albums. The duo started writing these songs in late 2012 and recorded them over a few sessions last year during some of the rare time they had off of the road.
The title of the EP is a dedication to a friend who spent a lot of time being a part of the community at Atwater Deluxe Rehearsals (the rehearsal space in Los Angeles that Kristian owns) and sadly passed away last year. The e in 'emily' is purposely not capitalized, as that is how she wrote out her name. The lead track "Nova Scotia" is a dedication to Kristian's best friend Matt. The second track "Yyes!" is a dedication to Ron Fleming and his team at the design company of the same name who have done the artwork for all of the band's releases since day one. "Reprise" is simply a reprise of some of the parts from "Yyes!"
The band's Winter Tour kicks off tomorrow, and will take them out on 22 dates in February and March in markets on the west coast, southwest, into Texas, and up through the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Full list of tour dates below.
02/05 Las Vegas, NV - Backstage Bar
02/06 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
02/07 Albuquerque, NM - Sister
02/08 Flagstaff, AZ - Green Room
02/13 Bryan, TX - Grand Stafford Theater
02/14 Austin, TX - Mohawk
02/15 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
02/16 Oklahoma City, OK - Conservatory
02/18 Durango, CO - Animas City Theater
02/19 Aspen, CO - Belly Up
02/20 Breckenridge, CO - Three20south
02/21 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
02/22 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
02/23 Jackson, WY - Center For The Arts
02/28 Oakland, CA - The New Parish (Noise Pop)
03/01 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
03/06 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
03/07 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
03/08 Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo
03/12 Fresno, CA - Strummers
03/13 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
03/14 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
03/15 San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brew
Photo by Mark Owens
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