Southern Lord Recordings has announced the signing of Chicago heavy-rock instrumental icons PELICAN. Their genre-defying sound and eagerness to explore new musical directions will fit right at home alongside similar bands on the label like EARTH, BORIS and SUNN 0))).
PELICAN is currently at Red Room studios in Seattle, Washington recording an EP that will be the band's first release on Southern Lord. The new material will be heavier, darker and very "riff-oriented," according to guitarist Trevor De Brauw. A very special guest guitarist who has been heavily influential to the band will be making a guest appearance.
In March, PELICAN will play a number of shows alongside new labelmates WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, including making a triumphant return to the South By Southwest music fest in Austin, Texas as part of the Southern Lord showcase.
Upon returning home, PELICAN will focus its sights on the band's fourth full-length album.