Pelican is a Chicago based metal band that plays all-instrumentals (OK, there was one song out there with vocals) that doesn't rely on guitar solos or shredding. Their songs are also in a "major" key and aren't drop-tuned down like many other metal bands. Their songs also often take a long time to build up and there are many nuances that you hear after repeated listens. I am a huge fan of Pelican and eagerly awaited this new EP. There are 4 songs on the EP - one is kind of an art-noise throwaway, one is an OK acoustic song, and there are two "typical" Pelican songs. This is the "faster" song and there is another slower one that is great, too.
Here is a live performance of that same song from a fan's camera - but it is very good.
Pelican is coming to Chicago on Friday, June 29th at Lincoln Hall. I will try to go. There are a couple of opening bands but tickets are an amazingly low $15. I don't know how they can make a living since bands nowadays make most of their money off touring. At this price I hope they don't end up owing money to the bar like it happened in the Blues Brothers.