Pelican - Forever Becoming

I swear to god, I was just yesterday thinking about the excellent Chicago post-metal instrumental band Pelican. I was thinking, as it happens, that they must have broken up, because it’s been so long since they’ve released a new album. Their last was 2009′s What We All Come to Need, although that was followed by a 2012 EP, Ataraxia/Taraxis. In any case, it seems I was dead wrong, as they’ve got a new double-album, Forever Becoming, due this fall, preceded by a new song, which you can hear right now. “Immutable Dusk” is spacious and melodic, crunching and crushing at points, but mostly expansive — exploring vast, varied, and wondrous terrains in its seven minutes. Listen. Tour dates below, too.

Pelican tour dates:

10/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Invisible Oranges CMJ showcase *
10/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Invisible Oranges CMJ Showcase *
10/19 Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
11/01 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s ^
11/02 Washington, DC @ DC9 ^
11/03 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^
11/04 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 ^
11/05 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade ^
11/06 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco ^
11/07 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon ^
11/08 10 @ Austin TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/13 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

* w/ King’s Destroy
^ w/ Coliseum

Forever Becoming is out via Southern Lord on 10/15.

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