El Ten Eleven is the post-rock band that you either have never heard of or that you love; there is no in-between. Their style is often referred to as dizzying, sometimes as a reference to their love for looping, though also applicable to the layers of sound they manage to squeeze out of a guitar, bass, and drums. They have a new album coming out very soon—August 10th to be exact—and they have revealed the final single ahead of its release. Listen to “We Don’t Have A Sail But We Have A Rudder” below.
Perhaps it’s the nearly paradoxical title, or the adventurous guitar riffs, but this single has Modest Mouse written all over it. All their new material goes back to El Ten Eleven’s roots and builds from there, creating moving pieces of bombastic instrumental rock. “We Don’t Have A Sail” is the single with maybe the most grooves, but the others from Banker’s Hill, their forthcoming LP, are just as compelling.
Listen to “We Don’t Have A Sail But We Have A Rudder” by El Ten Eleven