Midnight And Mescaline
Pelican, the instrumental quartet whose singular vision of heavy music eschews classification, are set to release their first new music in almost six years.
Channeling the visceral bombast of their live shows, “Midnight and Mescaline” is an unrelenting riff marathon, careening from bombastic heaviness to metal-infused fretboard frenetics to cathartic melody in under five minutes. Paired with b-side “Darkness on the Stairs,” the new release taps into the band member’s shared roots in the late 90s DIY music scene, exuding an undeniably punk intensity and propensity for impassioned ferocity. Across almost 20 years, five full lengths, seven EPs, and hundreds of live shows the quartet have cultivated a chemistry that borders on telepathy, catapulting the band from basement shows in their native Chicago to outlier appearances at international music festivals including Primavera, Roskilde, Pitchfork, Bonnaroo, Roadburn, and Maryland Death Fest, and headlining club tours across four continents