NewsFebruary 6, 2009 5:50 PM ET5,831 views

Pelican signs with Southern Lord Recs

Southern Lord Records has announced the signing of Chicago, IL instrumental band Pelican. The group is currently at Red Room Recording (Minus The Bear) in Seattle, WA recording an EP. According to guitarist Trevor De Brauw, "the new material promises to be heavier, darker and very riff-oriented." Additionally, a guest guitarist "who has been heavily influential to the band" will appear on the effort. Meanwhile, this spring the group will begin work on their fourth album. Update: Pelican's former label, Hydra Head Records, has commented on Pelican's deal with Southern Lord: "All good things come to an end, and so its with a bittersweet heart that we announce Pelican have found a new home for their future recordings. Its all good vibes folks, so don't get worked up about it...Pelican have been family and always will be family... it's just that now they are part of another family as the form of LA's Southern Lord Records, a label that's time and again shown they know a nice flavor when they taste it."


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xDEDICATIONx 2/6/2009 2:52:53 PM

UM..................GOOD NEW?

tylerdurdentylerdurden 2/6/2009 2:55:28 PM

good news. can't wait to hear the new stuff

hellhammermario 2/6/2009 2:55:57 PM

Pelican poached Isis's idea and stole Adam Jones as the guest. Seriously, this album is sure to rule.

ponyboy 2/6/2009 3:02:08 PM

oh yes, fck the straight edge idiot 1st poster

Fur_Beach 2/6/2009 3:15:10 PM

wow, after the last album I expected them to only get shittier. But this sounds very promising.

kenny 2/6/2009 3:25:34 PM

well, there goes hydraheads cash cow.

thevenaedge 2/6/2009 3:27:04 PM

this is not surprising, good news

yourallfuckinglame 2/6/2009 3:57:07 PM

chea boi! lord rides a pelican!

thalassa 2/6/2009 4:00:18 PM

this means MAJOR drama at HHR.

Lounge 2/6/2009 4:07:05 PM

Can't wait to hear it

BruceWayne 2/6/2009 4:08:32 PM

fcking lol.

scott_m 2/6/2009 4:14:09 PM

wow, this is great news.

truthsayer 2/6/2009 4:21:35 PM

Guest guitarist = Stephen O'Malley? Kim Thayil?

word_is_bonjovi 2/6/2009 4:29:08 PM

special guest....dave knudsen

xote 2/6/2009 4:32:53 PM

This should be good. heavier, darker and very riff-oriented is what they should have been doing the whole fcking time.

truthsayer 2/6/2009 4:36:52 PM

Nate Johnson? Jack Osborne?

evil_hero 2/6/2009 4:47:57 PM

huh, this band is over the hill....

PigBenis 2/6/2009 4:48:23 PM

Turn up the gain.

baobab 2/6/2009 4:48:24 PM

Logical step. Interested to hear this, though.

horseheadxbookends 2/6/2009 4:52:50 PM


sperm 2/6/2009 4:54:17 PM

live pelican is like watching a band practice. the only band riding a bigger hype wave is torche.

xomertax 2/6/2009 5:02:35 PM

This should mean Pelican will go back to being more doom influenced.

NoTalentAssclown 2/6/2009 5:24:48 PM

i really hope they're serious when they say it is going to be "heavier". stoked.

meanmuggin 2/6/2009 5:32:23 PM

listening to the band not stoned sucks. Good shit otherwise

foulmouth 2/6/2009 5:36:05 PM

sex with boys!

rat_fink_ 2/6/2009 5:39:49 PM

get new drummer thanks

scotty 2/6/2009 6:13:11 PM

Wow, I forgot about Pelican for a minute there.

municipalgayste 2/6/2009 6:13:50 PM

this was bound to happen eventually, southern lord has only good bands.

phobophile 2/6/2009 6:33:46 PM

it's hilarious that people still give a shit about this band.

forumdrama 2/6/2009 7:34:26 PM

This label switch is fcking hilarious and awesome all at once. I'm stoked for this new EP.

fox_cub 2/6/2009 8:06:38 PM

Sounds good to me

masterblaster 2/6/2009 8:47:21 PM

hyrda head is 50k in debt... going outa buisness from what i hear

masterblaster 2/6/2009 8:55:14 PM

this band has one good song, i was impressed once...never again.

masterblaster 2/6/2009 8:55:24 PM


War_Drum 2/6/2009 8:57:21 PM

Love this band, but the shit drumming makes it difficult to listen to them. The drumming on the last album was particularly atrocious. Here's hoping its better this time around.

xote 2/7/2009 1:38:19 AM

I think the drummer and guitar player are brothers so he will always be around.

rhizome 2/7/2009 1:53:34 AM

please ditch the twinklepants postrock, kthx. here's to hope.

arty_mcfarty 2/7/2009 8:24:37 AM

new songs sounded awesome live.......definitely heavier than city of echoes

xnotsoedgex 2/7/2009 10:39:23 AM

definitely didn't see this coming...looking forward to hearing this new release...

mike_dexter 2/7/2009 11:10:02 AM

i am very excited for this now

xscarlitox 2/7/2009 5:55:55 PM

More songs like "drought" please, thank you.

badaxe 2/9/2009 12:11:18 AM

I hear the guest guitarist is Robbin Crosby.

MichelGoulet 2/9/2009 9:05:24 AM

Pire drummeur du monde

StormFront 2/9/2009 5:42:06 PM

uh ok, never say that coming. but good news for Pelican. love their music

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