Here is a little clip called « spider » for « The Entrance Band« .
A film by Paz Lenchantin.
Spider Woman- Amanda Charchian
Fin- Sami Jane
Spiderweb Artist- Lola Rose Thompson
The Entrance Band saw its origins in Chicago in 2006 during the recording of the critically acclaimed and now classic album « Prayer of Death ». What had originally been the solo moniker of Baltimore native Guy Blakeslee began to reach fruition and a full realization in the permanent inclusion of Argentinean born Paz Lenchantin on bass and Derek James of Holland, MI on drums. Guy and Derek had known each other from their upbringings in 90′s hardcore punk culture and had been playing together on and off since 2003. Paz’s involvement and contribution to a short lived indie all star super group lead her to catch wind of this startlingly unique song writer carving out his own bizarre brand of damaged blues and lo fi folk. She then joined him in the studio in 2003 to contribute violin to the record ‘Wandering Stranger’. Those were the beginnings of a band that found each other by way of the purely natural forces of long standing friendships, shared passions, aligned visions and a tightly woven musical community. From there they made a new home in Los Angeles and the California landscape at large to hash out and hone down their craft. What can be said of the perfect combination of elements found in this trio ? That there is no one part of this entity that could exist with out its counter point. Each member’s individual language could be observed as highly advanced in skill and filled with it’s own particular nuance and rare inflections. But they have chosen to operate in a song writing process and a live exemplification where each player’s contribution is a complete necessity to the sound and voice of The Entrance Band as a whole. They utilize a unique blend of improvisational modes to hack away at traditional rock structures by applying tenants of eastern raga, psychedelia, non structural noise and free jazz to the solidly built homes of blues, punk, rock n’ roll and dance music.