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Pelican announce first new music in six years coming as Record Store Day exclusive

March 3, 2019
photo by Marfa Capodanno

PELICAN ANNOUNCE FIRST NEW MUSIC IN SIX YEARS AS A RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE

BAND ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES WITH CLOAKROOM IN JUNE,MIDNIGHT AND MESCALINE 7” IN STORES APRIL 13

REMIXED & REMASTERED VERSION OF 2013 ALBUM FOREVER BECOMING OUT NOW

Pelican, the instrumental quartet whose singular vision of heavy music eschews classification, are set to release their first new music in six years via a two song 7” on Southern Lord Recordings coming as an indie exclusive on Record Store Day (April 13, 2019 #RSD2019).

Channeling the visceral intensity of their live shows, “Midnight and Mescaline” is an unrelenting riff marathon, careening from eviscerating heaviness to metal-infused fretboard frenetics to cathartic melody in a compact five minute sprint. Paired with b-side “Darkness on the Stairs,” the new release taps into the band member’s shared roots in the late 90s DIY music scene, reinvigorating the quartet with impassioned punk ferocity.

The band’s penchant for commanding live performances will be apparent when they head out for a run of US tour dates this June, accompanied by Midwestern masters of thunderous slowgaze Cloakroom

In conjunction with the 7” and tour announce, Southern Lord have just digitally released a deluxe reissue of the quartet’s 2013 album Forever Becoming, featuring vastly improved mix and mastering of the original songs replete with a revised version of the previously Japan-only bonus track “Bardo.” Initially recorded by Chris Common under optimal conditions at Chicago’s Electrical Audio, Forever Becoming was mixed in less-than-ideal circumstances at a makeshift studio in Los Angeles, yielding mixes that varnished the incredible tones generated during tracking. When the subject of a vinyl repress came up, Common, now helming his own proper studio, asked for another crack at mixing the album. The result brings a new level of low end depth, atmospheric clarity, and tight, punchy heaviness to the album.

Vinyl pre-orders are coming soon and is available from all digital retailers and streaming services now (link below). Across almost 20 years, five full lengths, seven EPs, and hundreds of live shows Pelican have cultivated a chemistry that borders on telepathy, catapulting the band from basement shows in their native Chicago to outlier appearances at international music festivals including Primavera, Roskilde, Pitchfork, Bonnaroo, Roadburn, and Maryland Death Fest, and headlining tours across four continents. More tour dates and music to be announced in the near future.

LISTEN TO THE REMIXED/REMASTERED FOREVER BECOMING REISSUE

WATCH “DENY THE ABSOLUTE” VIDEO FROM FOREVER BECOMING REISSUE

PELICAN UPCOMING TOUR DATES

June 20 – Ferndale – Loving Touch^

June 21 – Toronto – Lee’s Palace

June 22 – Montreal – Bar de Ritz

June 23 – Boston – Great Scott

June 24 – New York – Brooklyn Bazaar*

June 25 – Philadelphia – Boot & Saddle*

June 26 – Baltimore – Ottobar

June 27 – Pittsburgh – Club Cafe

June 28 – Cincinnati – Northshore Yacht Club

June 29 – Chicago – Metro+  

all dates w/ Cloakroom  * w/ Planning For Burial  + w/ Young Widows  ^ w/ Greet Death

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