eleven eleven

eleven eleven

BandAlternativeRock

they weave dark themes in and out of watery landscapes a la the cure and the smiths. a lyrical sadness through intimate emotional vocal delivery is displayed as the songs keep you static to the end of their melodic english pop songs perfectly fashioned by 3 american lads.

Biography

philadelphia’s eleven eleven have a sound that can be summed up by mentioning u.k. post-punk darlings the cure, the smiths and a handful of other mope rockers. the roots of this band lie in the relationship between lead singer and guitarist jeff giuliani and drummer rich franchetta. the two have played music together since the 4th grade and have been best friends since the second grade. eleven eleven was formed some years later and began writing and recording material in the mid nineties releasing 4 recordings independently. october of 1997 saw eleven eleven trekking across “the pond” to london, england to test their sound on the country that influenced them. a massive love of the country and their culture ensued along with an epiphany for the band members. they wanted to play and play and play. coming home and touring extensively, over 150 shows per year, the band sold box after box of cd’s out of the back of their van (and later RV) to fans along the east coast. along the way eleven eleven found themselves opening for heroes dave gahan of depeche mode and the smithereens. shows with cake, the thrills and phantom planet began to come about and introduce the band to larger audiences. they decided to take fate into their own hands. in the spring of 2004, eleven eleven formed “forever records” and released their 5th album “head” to college radio with national distribution. the album went on to chart at #179 in the cmj top 200 album chart and demand for them to leave the east coast began. their latest release "the unlovable ep" rocketed to #17 this fall on the cmj most adds chart in it's first week prompting the band to embark on a 3 month excursion coast to coast beginning january 2005. with heavy rotation on xm satellite radio on channel 43 xmu, a cmj college radio campaign this fall and a national tour to begin in january of 2005, eleven eleven are well on their way to define themselves in a market full of contemporaries like interpol, the stills and placebo.

Lyrics

unlovable

Written By: j. giuliani

unlovable

ice in my eyes
to never thaw
her hate is almost
beautiful
and love won't come for me
tonight

ice is a part
of the return
for throwing extra words
at her
and love won't dress the wound
tonight

all for none
I love the one
all for none
I love the one, unlovable

ice and my hands
grow colder still
and get through this
I never will
and love won't whisper sweet
tonight

ice in my mouth
a frozen tongue
my muffled screams
forever numb
and love won't breathe me warm
tonight

all for none
I love the one
all for none
I love the one, unlovable

so high

Written By: j. giuliani

SO HIGH
YOU'VE GIVEN MY EYES A PLACE TO DIE
FOR YOU I'D DIE A THOUSAND TIMES
I COULD DISAPPEAR IN YOU
I COULD DISAPPEAR IN YOU
SWALLOWING MY DARKNESS AS YOU SHINE

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE SO HIGH
LIFT MY HEAD UP TO SEE YOU
AND IF THE DAY COMES WHEN YOU FALL
I WILL BE HERE BENEATH YOU

I'LL THROW A LINE TO YOU
AND WATCH IT TAKEN BY THE WIND
AND YOU SMILE AND FLOAT AWAY
AND YOU SMILE AND FLOAT AWAY
SLIPPING THROUGH MY FINGERS ONCE AGAIN

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE SO HIGH
LIFT MY HEAD UP TO SEE YOU
AND IF THE DAY COMES WHEN YOU FALL
I WILL BE HERE BENEATH YOU

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE SO HIGH

YOU'VE GIVEN MY EYES A PLACE TO DIE...

the queen of magazines

Written By: j. giuliani

you lick your lips so sour
you swim in lakes of hate
you dissect all of the hours
you try hard not to relate
to me

sit in the throne of plastic scenes
you are the queen of magazines

you live a diamond shine to shower
and without a chance to lose
hide like spiders in a flower
blemish but never to bruise

sit in the throne of plastic scenes
you are the queen of magazines

looking down so cavalier
complicate the always clear
be for real or be for fake
there's not a surface you can't break

you can't break
you won't break
you don't break

and you promise to be never
you deliver at your shrine
kiss them only just to sever
and to forever never mind...

sit in the throne of plastic scenes
you are the queen of magazines

Discography

unlovable EP (Oct. 2004)
head (Mar. 2004)
sunday grey EP (Feb. 2003)