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When was the last time that you listened to a band that created the right kind of sound and played the most enchanting tunes you wished to listen again and again. If you dont have any such name in your mind then let us suggest you one of the most talented and promising bands of this age, Pelican.
Now we are sure that many of you have already listened to their music, but those who have not done so as yet, its time for them to catch the Pelican as their latest concert as they will surely leave you stunned by their musical greatness.
The Pelican members love to call them secretive instrumental art metal outfit. Yes, the band is not your regular in-your-face kind of rock bands with loud sounds and even louder lyrics. For a change, this is an instrumental rock band that is known for its dense combinations of different melodies and extended track lengths.
The band hails from Chicago, Illinois and consists of quartet of extremely talented musicians. With Trevor de Brauw on guitars, Bryan Herweg on bass guitar, his brother Larry Herweg on drums and Laurent Schroeder-Lebec again on guitars; the band blends the talent of these awesome foursome who creates some of the most distinguished melodies together as Pelican.
Pelican is a new-age band with new sound and approach. Formed in Chicago, the band is currently signed by Isis mastermind Aaron Turner's Hydra Head Records. Their first self-titled EP was released in 2001 followed by a full length debut Australasia.
Released in 2003, the album saw phenomenal success and went on to become a touchstone for a growing subset of instrumental rock bands. Pelican got the right kind of exposure and acclaim from their very first outing because they have something new and different to satisfy rock music listeners. While the fans loved their album, the critics also termed them as the next big thing in instrumental rock.
Although, in the hustle and bustle of current music scenario, many bands and singers do not manage to continue strong after taking a good start, but Pelican proved that they are not those kind as their second album got more appreciation than the first one.
Having released March into the Sea and full-length LP The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw in 2005, the band has proved that they are not one-hit wonders. Their second outing was far more better and refined than the first one and it earned them acclaim from the fans and the critics alike.
The band went out for a long successful tour after this album where they gave their played their best gigs for the rock music lovers in different parts of the country. However, even this was not enough for them as they worked really hard for their next album and created the music that is even more rocking than the previous two.
City of Echoes is the name of third album by this powerhouse of talent we know as Pelican. Released in 2007, the album is regarded the best not only amongst Pelican work, but also among instrumental productions of recent times.
While the reviewers first termed their sound as an experiment in crushing heaviness, then praised them for composing overtly uplifting melodies, their reaction to the third album was more welcoming than ever before. Even audiences responded the same as City of Echoes exemplifies maturation of the band that has always played music of their own.
The stunning album found their sound growing even more dense and collaborative and they explored new dimensions within their field of expertise through this masterpiece musical album.
Although it has not been long since Pelican has emerged on the rock music horizon, they have surely made a place for themselves only through their impeccable music sense. Apart from their studio albums, the band has a couple of live concert compilations in its kitty as well.
These include the 2005 released Live in Chicago that contains the recording of their splendid act on 11 June 2003 and a DVD of live performance in London released as After the Ceiling Cracked in 2008.
Both the albums were released by Hydra Head. The band has many successful live performances to its name. They know how to set the stage on fire and they truly rock their fans wherever they perform be it on tours, clubs, small halls or grand festivals.
Pelican is a tremendous instrumental act of recent times with epic music and irresistible sound. Their music has as much of a narrative or lyrical feel than that of any other simple rock band. Despite being an instrumental band, their music certainly does have a thematic center that is their most distinctive feature according to their fans.
Today, they are known as Instrumental Kings and Chicago instrumental gods and there is still more for them as they possess great potential through their recent work. You can catch Pelican at their latest concert and indulge into the musical delight by this amazing group of talented musicians.