The Elected

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The Elected
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2004–present
Labels Sub Pop, Vagrant Records
Associated acts Rilo Kiley, Ozma, Reel Big Fish
Members Blake Sennett
Mike Bloom
Daniel Brummel
Michael Runion
Jason Boesel
Ryland Steen
Sander Steen

The Elected are a Los Angeles-based indie rock band. The Elected have released two albums with Sub Pop: Me First in 2004, and Sun, Sun, Sun in 2006. A third album, Bury Me In My Rings, was released on 17 May 2011.


Sennett and Boesel were also members of Rilo Kiley. Daniel Brummel plays with Ozma as well. Michael Runion plays solo when not playing live with The Elected. Ryland Steen currently plays with Reel Big Fish, while his younger brother Sander Steen is currently touring with The Elected. Nate Greely, former member of Sub Pop band Arlo, also currently tours with The Elected.

Their second album, Sun, Sun, Sun was released on January 24, 2006 via Sub Pop Records.

After taking time off from the music business, Blake Sennett returned with a third Elected album entitled Bury Me In My Rings, which was released on 17 May 2011 via Vagrant Records. Described as "complete with twelve shimmering pop songs reminiscent of mid-century West Coast rock",[1] Sennett played most instruments and produced the album himself: “I played most of the instruments myself, so it was easier to erase stuff without hurting anyone’s feelings. This time I just thought, better take it as far as I can alone… then bring in my friends to fill in the blanks.”





  • "Not Going Home" (2006, directed by Nik Fackler)
  • "Go For The Throat" (2011, directed by Noah Dorsey)

Reviews[edit] Sun, Sun, Sun review


  1. ^ "The Elected". Vagrant. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 

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