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The Entrance Band

The Entrance Band

Release Date: Sep 1, 2009

Genre(s): Indie, Rock

Record label: Ecstatic Peace


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Album Review: The Entrance Band by The Entrance Band

Disappointing, Based on 2 Critics

PopMatters - 50
Based on rating 5/10

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.

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Pitchfork - 22
Based on rating 2.2/10

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.

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