Pelican’s Larry Herweg join forces with Kim Kinakin and Jahmeel Russell join forces to become San Angelus, a band that puts an emphasis on tension. The song begins with a question mark of guitar before settling into a grim, steady boil. It threatens to erupt for the entirety of its nearly five minutes, but it never does. Even its chorus, with piled-high, slightly-detuned vocal harmonies, glares instead of lunging. The restraint makes it feel that much more threatening: it’s a coiled, hissing ball of sound, ready to strike at a moment’s notice.
By Andrew Parks on 07.10.14 in News
Releasing your own live record is one thing, but Pelican took the DIY route one step further with Artika, enlisting their sound guy, Matt “Coach” Hannigan, to record one of the band's Russia shows and then having guitari...
By Jon Wiederhorn on 10.15.13 in Reviews
Forever is a long, long time. It proved to be too long for founding Pelican guitarist and main songwriter Laurent Schroeder-Lebec, who quit the band in 2012 after 11 years of post-metal meanderings. Without Lebec, the re...
By eMusic Artists on 02.08.13 in Lists
You don't have to squint too hard to see the ways that being in love is a lot like being in a band. Both take patience and dedication. Both require open channels of communication. And both have the potential to yield eit...
By Jon Wiederhorn on 04.10.12 in Reviews
Instrumental post-metal outfit Pelican return from a three-year hiatus with Ataraxia/Taraxis, a four-song EP that condenses all of the band's strengths into five compact tunes, clocking in at less than 20 satisfying minu...
By Madeleine Holden on 07.03.14 in Features
Madeleine Holden examines the ongoing stigma of ghostwriting, and how it disproportionately affects women.
By Madeleine Holden on 07.07.14 in Features
Whether it's refusing to hate her body, supporting other women or ensuring her independence from abusive men, we could all afford...
By David Grossman on 07.11.14 in Features
As is the case with most law-enforcement agencies, rap and the CIA have rarely seen eye-to-eye.
By Kevin Whitehead on 07.03.14 in Features
A half-century ago, Albert Ayler recorded a free-jazz masterpiece.