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Pelican Flock to Southern Lord, Fly Westwards for the Spring

It is with many a raised eyebrow that Prefix reports that Chicago instru-metal icons Pelican have left their longtime home at Hydra Head for another L.A.-based independent metal label, Southern Lord. Though details are few, the Hydra Head blog suggests that the split was amicable and hard feelings are non-existent. The connections between Pelican and Southern Lord aren't new -- drummer Larry Herweg once played in Lair of the Minotaur, a current Southern Lord act.


Pelican are currently recording an EP at Red Room Studios in Seattle. It will be their first release for Southern Lord, and boasts a cameo from an unannounced guest guitarist who was reportedly influential to the band. I'm hoping Robert Fripp or Page Hamilton but I'm guessing it'll be Nuno Bettencourt.


See Pelican live:


3.15.09 Iowa City IA: The Picador*
3.16.09 Kansas City, KS: Riot Room*
3.17.09 Tulsa, OK: The Marquee*
3.18.09 San Antonio, TX: Scout Bar* plus Tricky
3.19.09 Little Rock, AR: Vino's**
3.20.09 Austin, TX: Emo's @ SXSW Southern Lord Showcase***
3.22.09 Austin, TX: Red 7**
3.25.09 Tempe, AZ: The Sets**
3.26.09 San Diego, CA: The Casbah**
3.27.09 West Hollywood, CA: The Troubadour**
3.28.09 San Francisco, CA: Slim's**
3.29.09 Portland, OR: Hawthorne Theatre**
3.30.09 Bellingham, WA: Nightlight**
3.31.09 Seattle , WA: Neumo's**
4.02.09 Salt Lake City, UT: Club Vegas**
4.03.09 Denver , CO: The Marquis Theatre**
4.05.09 Chicago, IL: Empty Bottle**

*w/Tombs, Dredg
**w/Tombs, Wolves In The Throne Room
*** w/ Eagle Twin, Black Cobra, Wolves In The Throne Room, Wino

Richard Buckner - Richard Buckner: Digital Reissues, Tour Dates Grammy - Winners (2009)

please please please make a pelican/boris/sunn collaboration album


Good move! I love Hydra Head, but Southern Lord harbors all the great drone and experimental metal.

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