Chicago post-metal OGs Pelican are releasing their set from this year’s Dunk!Fest in Zottegem, Belgium on vinyl, but they’re also offering the music for free as a digital download starting now. As the band explains in a Facebook post, this was one of their favorite performances ever, and based on a quick skim through the album, it’s easy to see why; their ferocious instrumentals feel fresh as new in these recordings. Speaking of new, the band also says they’re making new music a priority heading into 2017. Stream or download the album below, where you can also read Pelican’s message, watch a video trailer, and get purchase info for the vinyl version.
We are excited to announce a new limited edition live 2xLP – Pelican Live at dunk!fest 2016.
Earlier this year we played at the 16th iteration of Belgium’s Dunk!festival and it was far and away one of our favorite shows we’ve ever performed. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that the show had been multitracked in order to broadcast a live stream. The festival organizers were good enough to turn over the recordings to our guitarist Dallas, who spent the next several weeks preparing a proper mix of the album with the intention of giving it away on Bandcamp. When the kind folks at Dunk!records heard the finished mixes they decided that it was worth commemorating this landmark performances as a deluxe limited edition 2xLP.
Downloads are available for the taking and vinyl starts shipping next week.
Thank you all so much for another amazing year, new music is our next priority.
Live @ Dunk!Fest 2016 is out 11/29. US vinyl pre-order is here, while EU pre-order is here.