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San Francisco, California, USA (1995 – present)

Tarentel is a band based in San Francisco, California, USA which formed in 1995. Initially, the band consisted of Danny Paul Grody and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. The line-up shifted over the years and has included John Hughes, Trevor Montgomery, Patricia Kavanaugh, Kenseth Thibideau, Jeffrey Rosenberg, Jim Redd, Tony Cross, Steve Dye and others.

The band’s current lineup is Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Danny Grody, Jim Redd, Tony Cross and Paul Clipson.

Tarentel began as a post-rock band, making extended, LP-side length instrumental pieces similar to those of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mogwai. Over the course three full-length albums and a number of singles and EPs, Tarentel has gradually shifted their style to a looser, more improvisational form that incorporates genres such as noise and drone as well as having a strong psychedelic element.

Tarentel’s fifth member, Paul Clipson, projects original Super-8 film compositions that accompany each live performance by the band.


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  • n0umena

    What's with the sudden listeners on those two tracks?

    27 May 8:05am Reply
  • xXSymbiotic

    I feel like I need to be on a lot more drugs to fully appreciate this band

    24 Jan 12:54pm Reply
  • skeletonghost

    Man oh man do I wish these guys would put out some new material. Sadly I think they're on a permanent "hiatus".

    7 May 2014 Reply
  • sonofawidow

    Try as I might, I just can't get into their more recent material. I'm just too much in love with their output from 98-02, especially From Bone to Satellite, Order of Things, and the Travels in Constants EP.

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • drone_kebab

    what happened to this band?

    11 May 2012 Reply
  • n0umena

    all things vibrations and sun place transport me to other worlds

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
  • MirrorsrorriM

    Looking For Things is so wonderfully wonderful..

    6 Oct 2011 Reply
  • gummishark

    steed bonnet...perfect for a dark rainy night.

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • out-of-stepXXX

    großes kino, no doubt...!!

    11 Jul 2011 Reply
  • IcyCoughs

    They're probably not done yet. JCL is just establishing more work as a solo artist.

    16 Jun 2011 Reply
  • otsukaretimu

    Jefre Cantu-Ledesma has been playing with Barn Owl over in Europe. There are a few live shows up on Dimeadozen...

    15 Jun 2011 Reply
  • yourmilk

    Last thing I heard Jefre Cantu-Ledesma moved to Germany this year. I doubt they'll break up though, they'll probably just be one more band on an eternal hiatus.

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
  • skeletonghost

    I think they broke up. No word from them at all since 2009.

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • MirrorsrorriM

    These guys still around?? =O

    18 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Box_Polygons

    Ghetto Fuckingawesome on the Surface of the Fuckingawesome [2]

    28 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Guy_Bushin

    i don't understand why they are so underated :(

    18 Feb 2011 Reply
  • clutnuckle

    Ghetto Fuckingawesome on the Surface of the Fuckingawesome

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • itifand

    Замечательная группа.

    18 Dec 2010 Reply
  • rixnaxaracav

    love this band

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
  • caro_vian

    je l'amie

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
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