El Ten Eleven – 2009-04-17

July 28th, 2009

In April, El Ten Eleven swung through Seattle and played KEXP and The Sunset Tavern. The weather at the time was nice. So nice, in fact, that I was able to ride my bike to KEXP to help film the in studio performance at the station.

It was a nice preview of what was to come later that evening in Ballard. I remember at the time thinking that it was unfortunate that all I could hear was the guitar parts and the live drums. Any of the triggered effects and electronic drums were just implied hits on plastic. Then I thought about how that is a fairly interesting way to take in a song by one of your favorite bands.

It was ten hours later that they came on at the bar. You.May.Die.In.The.Desert was there again but I missed their set trying to meet up with a videographer connection. My equipment was running and I had my camera ready at the front. Tim gave me a Panasonic unit that someone let him borrow for the tour. It shot in 4:3 but I wasn’t about to turn down a free angle. I let it sit on the drummer and taped it down to the ground. Dan showed up and filmed the other side of the stage with his camera.

The band played and came back for their encore that they seemed genuinely gracious about. I think they like Seattle and I know Seattle loves them. Town is full of design and layout nerds. I could be one of them but I’m too afraid to say it. I’m not afraid to say that the recording came out ok and it still sucks to tape the Sunset.

I don’t know if this is something they want people to know but there are stem files of their songs available for remixes. You could probably Sam Spade your way to the directory if you use your head.

MP3 Sample: ete2009-04-17sample.mp3

FLAC: ete2009-04-17.akgc1000s.sbd.matrix.flac16.zip
MP3: ete2009-04-17.akgc1000s.sbd.matrix.mp3.zip

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