In general I'm very much a lyrics person. I love to use words that other people use to try to make sense of my shit and then explain myself to other people, so purely instrumental bands have to REALLY be doing some work to keep my brain interested. If it's too "experimental" (big air quotes here) I lose interest, but if it's not complex enough I start to wonder why I'm listening to lame elevator music.
Enter: El Ten Eleven, a band I probably should have loved years ago. The San Diego duo just released their first single, "Phenomenal Problems" from their upcoming album Banker's Hill, which will be dropping on August 10th, courtesy of Topshelf Records. It's funny this song is called "Phenomenal Problems" because I can't find a single problem with it. I honestly cannot believe that there are only two people making all of this happen, but you can see that this is the case for yourself in the video below.
Tell you what, I will definitely be seeing this band live whenever that happens. Trust that if/when dates get announced imma be making noise about that.