- Artist: Eleven Eleven
- Format: CD
- Release Date:3/9/2004
Weaving dark themes through layers of melody and lyrics, Eleven Eleven is music for a rainy day that never stops. Head is a clever presentation that borders on the edge of English pop ecstasy, only to plummet lyrically into the greyest of days. Influenced by texture geniuses like Robert Smith (the cure), Johnny Marr (the smiths) and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine, singer/guitarist Jeff Giuliani's approach recalls an era where guitars had personality and tone. Giuliani and drummer Rich Franchetta, who met in second grade and have been playing together ever since, booked the band on club tour of London in 1998 to 'get their feet wet.' Giuliani describes his favorite stage moment as the opportunity to say, 'Hi, we're Eleven Eleven, we're from America.' The group cut their musical teeth in the clubs here opening for such artists as Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, Cake, The Smithereens, Missing Persons, The Thrills, and Phantom Planet. Since solidifying their lineup in 2000, Eleven Eleven, comprised of Giuliani, Franchetta, bassist Jerry Ramos, and guitarist Eric Mallon, has released one record together: 2003's Sunday Grey, a highly melodic English-pop EP. The upcoming Head, a throwback to the London pop scene of the 1980's, is poised to further their reputation. Eleven Eleven performed on MTV's Carson Daly Show at the MTV Beach House and two of their songs appear on the movie soundtrack for Dummy, staring Oscar winner Adrien Brody. They also won an unsigned band contest sponsored by CD Now. Said judge Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone, '...one of my favorite bands out of the hundreds, it was the first time I cranked the volume.' The band is currently planning a national tour for Autumn 2004.
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