with GENDERS and THICK BUSINESS
The name, The Entrance Band, can conjure images of secret entryways, or it can represent the feeling of being dazzled and delighted – quite literally, to be put into a trance. The music made by The Entrance Band can awaken either definition, and countless other dimensions as well.
Since first collaborating together on the 2006 album Prayer of Death, guitarist/vocalist Guy Blakeslee, bassist Paz Lenchantin and drummer Derek James have breathed continued life into the sound of The Entrance Band. That energy has translated into a catalog of recorded expression and an unassailable reputation for offering one of the most intuitively-interconnected live performances on the planet.
These memorable melodies and their near-telekinetic musical kinship are found in full flower on Face the Sun – certainly the band’s most compelling collection of songs to date. Their first full-length in four years, it is an album built firmly upon notable transformations experienced by all three band members. Face the Sun is a rare and remarkable collection of songs that recognizes and honors both sides of the journey toward the light.
Genders is a four-piece rock-post-pop-psych-what-ever-else band from Portland, Oregon. Consistently inconsistent, Genders plays whatever the hell they want. Comprised of super-pals Stephen Leisy on guitar, Matt Hall on bass, Katherine Paul on drums, and Maggie Morris on guitar and vocals…Genders focuses on feeling it and playing music that inspires them.
The past year was a huge one for Genders: they released their EP, were voted one of the Portland Mercury’s Best New Bands, went on a national tour with rock Gods Built to Spill, and released a critically acclaimed full-length album. Quickly gaining attention as one of the best live acts in Portland, Genders have more touring and recording plans up their sleeve for 2014.
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