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Every Direction Is North

by El Ten Eleven

Drummer and bass player making moving music.
Genre: Rock: Space Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. 3 Plus 4
4:11 album only
2. Every Direction Is North
5:11 album only
3. Hot Cakes
2:41 album only
4. Estrella
3:39 album only
5. Music For Staring At Ceilings
2:35 album only
6. Keep
4:01 album only
7. Dax Pierson
3:03 album only
8. Living On Credit Blues
4:11 album only
9. The 49th Day
4:53 album only
10. Bye Annie, Bye Joe, Bye Michael, Bye Jake
7:23 album only


Album Notes
“The double-neck guitar is the ultimate signifier of musical masturbation and phallocentric crotch rocking. That is, unless you’re El Ten Eleven, the post-rock duo from Los Angeles, who lay down simple rhythms, then wield the finished product as mechanized dance jams.” Flaunt

“Once the record stops, you want more, and more, and more.” Filter

“Winning the prize for the most technically impressive band I’ve seen this year was L.A.’s El Ten Eleven. Dunn was often playing guitar and bass simultaneously on his double-necked guitar while his foot moved in a blur across effects and looping pedals. The coordination and precision was breathtaking without straying into gimmickry.” DenverPost.com

"A sort of Silverlake-style Sigur Ros, the L.A. duo makes experimental instrumental music that's both highly skilled and deeply felt... the duo's compositions take on an incredible musical and emotional complexity." - Spin

“Is as thoughtful as it is unconstrained as it is satisfyingly accessible.” Rochester City Paper

"As anyone who’s ever seen the Soft Lightes can attest, Kristian and Tim are ridiculously good. El Ten Eleven’s songs are all lifts and falls, transitioning easily from mellow indie sounds to full-on bounce-worthy rock and back again all within the span of four minutes." OC Weekly

“Constructed extraordinary tunnels of sound using various effects pedals and sampled loops that they create on the fly. Just think Explosions in the Sky – but with a pulse.” Seattle Times



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Makes me happy & relaxed
What more can I ask for? :D


Love it!
Love it. Buy it. You'll love it too.

Dylan Wells

Underrated and experimental album
El Ten Eleven's first album was popular because it's an extremely good debut album, and their newest album (These Promises Are Being Videotaped) is popular because they changed their style so much, but their second album was overlooked for reasons unknown to me. The first three songs are some of the best they've written, and there's a shift in sound from their first album. On this album, the drummer does a lot more with the electronic drum set, experimenting with hip-hop beats on "Estrella" and "Keep." Some of the songs are more hard-hitting, like "Hot Cakes" and "Living on Credit Blues," and "The 49th Day" is the closest they've come to post-metal, going from subtle ambiance to heavy bass-mashing. The last song starts with a sweet and mellow bass loop, but turns into a mess of feedback that ends well past the seven-minute mark (with no keyboards). If you like the samples, you will not be disappointed.

Drew H. Young

reely reely good stuff, nothing beats road tripping to their music

Tony Lee

listening to this album always puts me in a good mood
Can't stop listening to it.


El Tenny has done it again. a flowing album that makes driving in LA seem just a bit more enjoyable


Worth the wait!
I have been waiting for the follow up to Ten Eleven for so long and this album did not disapoint! It is definitely a progression from their first album, but all of the great elements that made the debut great are still there. If you are a fan of instrumental rock, pick this up!!!

Jakub Holovsky

this makes
my dreams in music come true. It is really a great album full of great songs with awesome melodies. It's a machina for making your mood happier.