Release Date: Sep 1, 2009
Record label: Ecstatic Peace
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Guy Blakeslee is no stranger to the scene he’s approaching heavy-handed. Since the age of 21, he has been releasing psychedelic music based largely on public-domain blues and embracing the tail end of the illustrious, ill-defined freak folk movement. After spending time honing his craft in Chicago under the name Entrance, putting out releases on Fat Possum and Tiger City, he has gained the attention of a number of his musical adversaries – namely Thurston Moore, who was so enamored with Blakeslee that he brought him onto Ecstatic Peace.
Just a few years ago, Entrance was one person: Guy Blakeslee, a Baltimore-born, Chicago-based guitarist. Blakeslee cut his teeth on Fat Possum acoustic blues then graduated into full rock auteurdom with Prayer of Death, a crazy-ass collection of psychedelic guitar scribbling and acid howls. For his follow-up, he has joined forces with drummer Derek W.