Featured Pelican stories


Pelican Tell Us Some Nighttime Stories

Trevor Shelley de Brauw is a pretty busy guy. In addition to being the guitarist in Pelican and RLYR -- and releasing an excellent solo…
Jonah Bayer | May 21, 2019 - 10:00 am


30 Essential Post-Rock Songs

Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in…
Stereogum | January 7, 2015 - 1:24 pm


The Black Market: The Month In Metal – July 2013

I was in high school the first time I saw Carcass live, in 1992, on the Gods Of Grind Tour, when they were playing American…
Michael Nelson | July 30, 2013 - 1:46 pm

More Pelican stories

Stream Pelican’s New Album Nighttime Stories

It's been about six years since Chicago instrumental metal greats Pelican released Forever Becoming, their last album. Since that time, they've been through some changes.
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2019 - 9:22 am

Pelican – “Midnight And Mescaline”

Pelican have announced their first new album in six years, Nighttime Stories, the follow-up to 2013's Forever Becoming. The instrumental crew, who are now split…
James Rettig | April 11, 2019 - 11:28 am

RLYR – “L.Layer”

Chicago-based post-rock power trio RLYR comprises members from experimental rock outfits Pelican, Locrian, Bloodiest, and Russian Circles. Following their dynamic, prog rock-leaning debut in 2016,…
Julia Gray | February 6, 2018 - 12:00 pm

Download Pelican Live @ Dunk!Fest 2016 For Free

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…
Chris DeVille | November 23, 2016 - 12:05 pm

Stream RLYR Delayer

Many of the greatest musical collaborations came together via blind dates: musicians who by some force physical or cosmic were put into a room together…
Pranav Trewn | June 14, 2016 - 3:55 pm

RLYR – “Reconductor”

The borders dividing metal, post-rock, noise, screamo, and/or shoegaze have grown almost imperceptible over the last few years, having reached a point now where any
Michael Nelson | May 17, 2016 - 2:00 pm

RLYR – “Slipstream Summer”

Chicago produces metal supergroups with the same frequency that most cities produce groups, period. You've got Twilight, Corrections House, and Chrome Waves, of course, but…
Michael Nelson | April 12, 2016 - 9:50 am

Pelican – “The Cliff” (Justin Broadrick Remix)

Justin Broadrick of industrial metal heroes Godflesh has continued in the remix vein, this time refacing Pelican's "The Cliff," from their 2013 LP Forever Becoming.
Aaron Lindenberg | February 4, 2015 - 3:33 pm

Pelican – “Deny The Absolute” Video

Chicago instrumental metal masters Pelican will play around with vocals on The Cliff, the new EP they'll release early next year. Before they get to…
Tom Breihan | December 17, 2014 - 1:45 pm

Pelican – “The Cliff (Vocal Version)”

The last time we heard from the Chicago-based quartet Pelican was back in 2013, when the band released the single "The Cliff" off of last…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 3, 2014 - 3:12 pm

Pelican – “The Cliff”

The now-three songs dropped by Pelican in advance of their forthcoming Forever Becoming have showcased different aspects of the band's impressive arsenal: "Immutable Dusk" is…
Michael Nelson | September 18, 2013 - 11:28 am

Pelican – “Lathe Biosas” Video

The Chicago instrumental metal crew Pelican return this fall with their new double album Forever Becoming. We've already posted their "Immutable Dusk" and their "Deny
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2013 - 10:44 am

Pelican – “Deny The Absolute”

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,…
Michael Nelson | August 13, 2013 - 12:54 pm