Pelican – “Deny The Absolute”

By Michael Nelson / August 13, 2013 - 12:54 pm

We had Pelican’s “Immutable Dusk,” at No. 10 in our Black Market rundown of July’s best metal songs. That track comes from an upcoming longplayer, Forever Becoming, but this even-newer number from the Chicago post-metal instrumentalists is lifted from a 7″ due out next week (an alternate version of which will also appear on the LP). “Deny The Absolute” is Pelican at their catchiest and most charged; there’s not much space for meditation or expansive sonic vistas, but the guitars roar and race like muscle cars. I liked “Immutable Dusk” a lot, and I like this even more. Listen.

Pelican’s “Deny The Absolute”/”The Truce” is out 8/20 via the Mylene Sheath. Forever Becoming is out via Southern Lord on 10/15.

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