Pelican Posts New Song
August 26, 2009
Pelican have posted a new track from their upcoming album on their official MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/pelican.
The song, entitled "Strung Up From The Sky", is one of the eight tracks encompassing the band's upcoming full-length “What We All Come To Need”, being released on October 27th, their first for Southern Lord Recordings.
Tombs On Tour With Isis, Pelican
June 2, 2009
Brooklyn, NY”s Tombs
are half-way through their U.S. tour with Isis
as part of their “Wavering Radiant
” tour. This tour kicked-off in San Diego, CA and is currently working its way up along the east coast. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.
have recently teamed up with independent merchandise company Shirts & Destroy
for exclusive shirt designs, signed poster prints, and more. The new Tombs
merch store can be viewed here
. Shirts & Destroy
will also be printing a very limited edition tour shirt for the two Tombs
, and Pelican
shows next week in Massachusetts. The shirts were designed by Ryan Begley
) and will only be available at the Northampton and Boston shows with any remaining quantities available online at www.ShirtsAndDestroy.com
have also created a new Twitter account (www.Twitter.com/Tombs666
), using to send in updates from the road as well as up-to-the-minute news on represses, upcoming tours, and more.
are touring in support of their new album, 'Winter Hours'
, which is currently streaming in its entirety at www.WinterHours.info
first video from 'Winter Hours'
, for album-opener “Gossamer
”, is also available for viewing below.
Stay tuned to www.Relapse.com
and the Tombs' MySpace page
for additional news and tour information.
6/02 - New York, NY - The Filmore at Irving Plaza
6/03 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
6/04 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
6/05 - Boston, MA - Paradise
6/06 - Montreal, QC - The National
6/07 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theatre
7/17 - Columbus, OH - Ravari Room
7/18 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater (as part of Dudefest
Tombs New Album, 'Winter Hours', Now Streaming Online
February 17, 2009
Brooklyn, NY's Tombs
brand new full-length and Relapse
debut, 'Winter Hours'
, is currently streaming in its entirety at www.WinterHours.info
. 'Winter Hours'
will see its North American release today, Tuesday, February 17th and February 23rd internationally.
will be performing a string of record release shows this upcoming weekend in support of 'Winter Hours'
, including two in New York on Saturday. Following that, Tombs
will embark on a March tour alongside Pelican
, covering the western U.S. and including a run through SXSW
in Austin, TX. This tour will also include Dredg
on the first part of the tour, followed by Wolves In The Throne Room
on the later half. A complete listing of Tombs
tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.
first video from 'Winter Hours'
, for album-opener “Gossamer
”, is currently available below.
Additional information on Tombs
can be found via the band's MySpace page
2/20 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Café Metropolis
2/21 - New York, NY - ABC No Rio (Matinee Show w/ Black Anvil
2/21 - Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio (Record Release w/ Defeatist
3/15 - Iowa City, IA - Picador
3/16 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
3/17 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee
3/18 - San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar (w/ Tricky
, Wolves In The Throne Room
3/19 - Little Rock, AR - Vino’s
3/20 - Austin, TX - Snake Eyes Vinyl (w/ Rwake
, and more)
3/22 - Austin, TX - Red 7
3/25 - Tempe, AZ - The Sets
3/26 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
3/27 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubador
3/28 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
3/29 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
3/30 - Bellingham, WA - Nightlight Lounge
3/31 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
4/02 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Vegas
4/03 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
4/05 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
4/17 - Brooklyn, NY - Alligator Greenpoint (free show w/ Black Anvil
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YEAR FORMED: 2003
HOME TOWN: Chicago, IL
Laurent Lebec (guitar)
Trevor de Brauw (guitar)
Bryan Herweg (bass)
Larry Herweg (drums)
triumph - n 1: a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense" [syn: victory] [ant: defeat] 2: the exultation of victory v 1: prove superior; "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight" [syn: prevail] 2: be ecstatic with joy [syn: wallow, rejoice] 3: dwell on with satisfaction [syn: gloat, crow] 4: to express great joy; "Who cannot exult in Spring?" [syn: exult, rejoice, jubilate]
"We're a fucking triumphant band."
- Pelican guitarist Laurent Lebec
Unhindered by the impositions of the vocal yoke, Chicago instro-sorcerers Pelican transcend the limits of time and space to expound upon the stunning finesse and painstaking subtlety with which they command their already indelible sonic signature. Restoring instrumental composition to its former glory is no insignificant task, and to do so with such remarkable authority and presence is a testament to the sheer will and unmitigated talent of Pelican's membership. Levying cinematic melody upon glacial heaviness, they achieve the sort of inevitability usually reserved for weather systems and natural disasters. Channeling the seasonal progressions of various far-flung landscapes, the sounds of Pelican are easily adaptable to both the active and passive listening experience, but their harmonic minutiae are best appreciated in a high-volume stereophonic headphone scenario.
Pelican's seemingly sudden arrival on the Windy City's (and now the world's) underground circuit was in fact a deliberate agenda shift propagated by Laurent Lebec (guitar), Trevor de Brauw (guitar), and Larry Herweg (drums), then three-quarters of the bizarre grind squad Tusk (for further listening, procure Tusk's Get Ready on HeWhoCorruptsInc and The Tree of No Return on Tortuga). With the addition of Larry's younger brother Bryan on bass, Pelican's imposing musical quadrangle was complete. The appearance of a four-song demo, recorded and mixed for a mere $300, followed. Like a large web-footed seabird with a long straight bill from which hangs a distensible pouch of skin for catching and holding fish, Hydra Head Records swooped down from on high in 2003 to re-issue said demo as Pelican's widely-lauded Untitled EP. Within the year, Pelican would become an integral component of the now-infamous Champions Of Sound tour, in conjunction with fellow Hydra Head and Tortuga heavyweights Harkonen, Scissorfight, The Austerity Program, Old Man Gloom, and 5ive's Continuum Research Project.
Pelican's debut full-length, Australasia (Hydra Head) arrived shortly thereafter, ushering in a cyclical riptide of major-chord mastery and low-end triumph against which one could only abdicate any and all tendencies to resist total immersion. Riding high on many a 2004 year-end top 20 list in various national and international music publications, Australasia also led Pelican to the SXSW Music Festival in both 2004 and 2005, All Tomorrow's Parties (UK) in 2004, and a UK/European tour in 2004 (with Jesu, among others). A limited edition Pelican DVD followed, available exclusively through Hydra Head, in early 2005.
With their newest epic, The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw, Pelican establish themselves as an inimitable force of nature, soaring skyward in triumph toward some celestial nadir, shepherding out the frost with a wash of seismic rumblings. Acoustic guitars take their place beside Pelican's traditional (read: highly amplified) power-drone majesty; the heavens part to allow full deliverance of tidal euphony, awe-inspiring instrumental anthems, and bucolic narco-rhythms. Whether this signals the end of the underground musical landscape as we know it, or the beginning of a new one, is anyone's guess. Luckily, the shit rules either way.