Around 1990, a rock-trio from Los Angeles formed to write and release their debut album Awake In A Dream. That band is Eleven- formed by Alain Johannes, Natasha Shneider, and Jack Irons (one of the founding members of The Red Hot Chili Peppers). Awake In A Dream would be the opening chapter of a beautiful and haunting five album and twenty year musical journey from the band. While working on their sixth album, Natasha Shneider was diagnosed with cancer and moved on from this world in 2008. While it seemed to be the end of another chapter for Eleven, today we are proud to say Eleven and Natasha’s work lives on. Check out the new track “Rosebleed” from the upcoming sixth studio album Rarities.If you haven’t heard the astounding music of Eleven, then consider yourself both deprived and lucky. Deprived because you have been missing out on some pretty unique dual-vocal work from Alain and Natasha; lucky because you have just found a virtual treasure chest of modern rock. Rarities will be the first album release since 2003’s Howling Book– an album that weaves between fast paced rock anthems and haunting Natasha-led aural journey. We’ll have more on Rarities as the summer progresses, but for now enjoy “Rosebleed” and start getting into the world of Eleven at their official website.
Rarities is coming out of Pollen Records on (you guessed it) 11-11-11. On the side panel, check out the music video for “Reach Out” from their 1993 self-titled album- one of the few Eleven music videos. Keep up to date with everything Eleven on their Facebook page and check back here for the latest developments.