With tour mates the likes of Sonic Youth and a release on Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace! Records, The Entrance Band has a wall of hype to surmount with the September 1st release of its self-titled debut effort.
With a press release that promises “an incendiary, 10-song journey into the creative group-mind of three talented and inspired musicians,” the bar is high for the Los Angeles-based band. But their savage style of heavy guitar and playing style reminiscent of first degree assault may be a draw for many music fans in search of a new darling of noise rock.
To ensure their work maintained their punk ethos, the band lived at and worked in East L.A.’s Infrasonic Studio. The LP came together under producer Nadav Eisenman, best known for playing in RTX. The trademark of the band’s live performances is their constant improvisation. In the same press release, guitarist and vocalist Guy Blakeslee said the unit “took a knife” to their long-form work and added structure to their Chicago-bred sound.
The band will support the release with a lengthy August tour. When and where can be found below.
The Entrance Band Tracklist:
03 Still Be There
04 Sing For The One
05 You’re So Fine
06 Grim Reaper Blues (pt. 2)
07 That Is Why
09 You Must Turn
11 Silence On A Crowded Train (LP Bonus Track)
The Entrance Band 2009 Tour Dates:
08/04 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room *
08/05 – Eureka, CA @ Nocturnum *
08/06 – Portland, OR @ Rotture *
08/07 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
08/10 – Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern *
08/11 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon *
08/12 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
08/14 – Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room *
08/15 – Huntington, WV @ Club Echo *
08/16 – Cleveland, Oh @ Peabody’s *
08/17 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar *
08/18 – London, ON @ Call The Office *
08/19 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah *
08/20 – Toronto, ON @ The Wreck Room *
08/21 – Montreal, QC @ il Motore
08/22 – New York, NY @ Santos *
08/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
08/24 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
* = w/ Nebula