Chicago instrumental powerhouse Pelican have released another new song for us to hear from Forever Becoming. This song is called "The Cliff" and you can let yourself go right here. Their first new album in four years is due out via Southern Lord on October 15th. The quartet manages to merge heaviness and beautiful sounds in perfect unison.
Four years after they released What We All Come To Need, Pelican return with a new album this year and are currently streaming their brand new song "Immutable Dusk" at this location. Alternatively, you can listen to it below. Their new album Forever Becoming will come out on October 15th via Southern Lord. What do you think about the new song?
In June last year, guitarist and founding member Laurent Lebec took an indefinite hiatus from Pelican and now the band has announced that they found their new guitarist in Dallas Thomas of the band The Swan Kings for the spot Lebec left vacant.
US instrumental metal band Pelican has checked in with the following announcement about guitarist Laurent Schroeder-Lebec stepping out: "It is with resignation that we report that our guitarist and founding member Laurent Schroeder-Lebec is taking an indefinite hiatus from the band. Many may have already noticed his absence from live shows over the last couple of years (he stopped traveling for out of town shows in 2010), his role as a composer is now also going on hold for the foreseeable future."
US avantgarde metallers Pelican have made their new EP Ataraxia/Taraxis available for streaming online in its entirety at this location. Ataraxia/Taraxis will be released on April 10th through Southern Lord Recordings.
US metallers Pelican have made their entire new album "What We All Come To Need" available for streaming online at the band's MySpace page. "What We All Come To Need" will be released on October 27 via Southern Lord Recordings.
"What We All Come To Need" cover art] tracklist:
02. The Creeper
04. Specks Of Light
05. Strung Up From The Sky
06. An Inch Above Sand
07. What We All Come To Need
08. Final Breath
The mighty Pelican are in the studio putting the finishing touches on their fourth studio album, entitled "What We All Come To Need". What guitarist Laurent Lebec has dubbed "the most perfect synthesis of everything we've done to date, sonically", this new album is a giant step forward within the complex, intricate, beautiful and crushing sound Pelican is famous for. The album features more guests than have ever appeared on a Pelican album before: Greg Anderson of Sunn O))), Aaron Turner of Isis, Ben Verellen of Harkonen and Helms Alee and Allen Epley from The Life & Times And Shiner. Content-wise, Lebec says "There is a current of inspiration that feels particular to each album's music and titles. Though we lack a singer, the song names are often conceptual. This new album speaks to a rapidly decaying world, the fulfillment we find in each other, as well as the resolve to move beyond disillusionment". If the recent "Ephemeral" EP is any indication of what's to come, we can expect nothing less than the apex of Pelican's creative output.
Pelican have issued the following update on their MySpace:
"The news is true, over the weekend we met up with Greg Anderson of Southern Lord Records over a round of espressos and signed a recording contract to do our next few records with his label. We couldn't be more excited- the label is home to some good friends and amazing bands: Boris, Earth, Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, Burning Witch... I could seriously go on all day. Please don't get the wrong impression, Hydrahead are still our friends and family. But after 6 years, 3 full-lengths, 3 eps, 2 dvds, and a large handful of limited releases we felt like we needed a change of scenery, a chance to try some different waters. In others words, we are the same old Pelican just doing records on a new label.
Instrumental metal band Pelican have premiered their new video on MTV Headbanger's Blog today (November 15). The band said in a bulletin posted on their MySpace:
"The "Lost In The Headlights" video is now up for your viewing pleasure on the MTV Headbangers Blog. The on-air premiere is Saturday 11/15 on MTV2's Headbangers Ball. It will air between 2am-3am EST and 11pm-12am PST. If you do the DirectTV thing, it airs live from the East Coast feed. We are fairly certain it is the first video to air that night, so tune in early!"
The video can be seen at this location or on YouTube here.
"Lost In The Headlights", which was directed by Kenneth Thomas will be the second and final video from the "City Of Echoes" album, released last year. Pelican guitarist Laurent Schroeder-Lebec commented the following about the video shoot:
Pelican has officially announced the impending release of their "After the Ceiling Cracked" DVD + 3" CD. Here's a rundown from the band:
"For those who do not know, the DVD's centerpiece is a full concert in London from December of 2005 documented by four camera people with Jesu mastermind Justin Broadrick manning the console for both the live and recorded sound mix. The DVD is chock full of photos and songs from several other shows spanning our career. The 3" CD is the digital version of the tunes from our recently released 'Pink Mammoth' 10" EP with an additional collaborative version of the title track featuring contributions from our boys in "These Arms Are Snakes". The whole thing is rounded out by yet another gorgeous layout courtesy of Aaron Turner."
The following message was posted on Pelican's official website:
"Starting today you can pre-order "City of Echoes" and for a limited time have the option of buying one of several limited edition garments. As usual these pieces are being made only for this pre-order and WILL NOT be reprinted.
Click here to preorder.
The CD is a 6 panel digi-pack with black gloss printing. Listen to the entire record at www.cityofechoes.com. Oh...This record has cock rock riffs, therefore we had to make the underwear. First (only?) ever underoos for a Hydra Head band.
Update: International shipping is now fixed & functional so those who tried to order previously and had issues or haven't had a chance to yet and are overseas, you can now order away to your hearts desires.
Two new songs 'City Of Echoes' and 'Last Day Of Winter' from the upcomming album "City Of Echoes" werre posted on the official MySpace page of the band. You can listen them here.
"City Of Echoes" tracklist:
01. Bliss In Concrete
02. City Of Echoes
03. Spaceship Broken--Parts Needed
04. Winds With Hands
05. Dead Between The Walls
06. Lost In The Headlights
07. Far From Fields
08. A Delicate Sense Of Balance
And also the following message was also added:
"At our recent show in London on the European tour, we played a special version of Mammoth (Pink Mammoth) with everyone from These Arms Are Snakes, our touring partners, and our friend and booking agent Jodie Cox. So that's nine people on stage! You can witness this for yourself here.
Pelican has posted an update regarding current and forthcoming happenings regarding the band:
I"f you hadn't heard already, the new full-length, "City Of Echoes," will be hitting the streets on May 22nd. Check here for some more info on that. There's a very strong chance that LP and CD will come out at the same time. You can check out the title track here now, and we hope to post a larger version of the cover art soon.
As has become customary at this point, we'll be hitting the road in a big way. Confirmed live dates have been posted here for the months of March and April.
In March we kick off with a benefit for our really good friends in Sweet Cobra. It's on Sunday March 4th, at Chicago's Subteranean, with Sweet Cobra, Minsk and special guests. Consider coming to see a sweet bill and helping our friends fight the good fight with the corporate leeches at insurance companies.
Pelican will enter the studio next week to record a new full-length. Tracking will take place at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL with engineer Andrew Schneider (Cave In) at the helm. The effort will consist of roughly ten tracks, including "City of Echoes," "Blissin Concrete," "Dead Between the Walls," and "Spaceship Broken - Parts Needed."
Regarding the new material, the band states: "On a whole the songs are more concise and more aggressivebthan our prior work. Relentless repetition has taken a backseat to intensity and a desire to pack as many riffs as possible into each tune."
The album is tentatively slated for a May 2007 release via Hydra Head Records.