Published Dec 03, 2014Chicago instru-metal unit Pelican have announced that their Forever Becoming cut "The Cliff" will be given the deluxe treatment on a new EP re-envisioning it with vocals and remixed soundscapes.
A press release explains that the four-song EP, due February 24 on 12-inch and digitally through Southern Lord, kicks off with a vocal version of "The Cliff" featuring familiar Pelican collaborator Allen Epley (Shiner, the Life and Times). This is only the second time Pelican have featured vocals on a track in their 14-year career. Epley was last heard singing with the group on "Final Breath" from 2009's What We All Come to Need. You can stream the latest groove-heavy tag-team via the player down below.
Offering different sonic visions of the track are Godflesh member Justin K. Broadrick, as well Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer of Isis/Palms fame.
Following the three alternate versions of "The Cliff," Pelican cap the EP with a new tune called "The Wait," which is described as "a contemplative semi-acoustic simmer that builds to an explosion of cathartic distortion and melody." Drums were tracked by Harris, while Corrections House's Sanford Parker handled the rest of the recording.
1. The Cliff (Vocal Version)
2. The Cliff (Justin K. Broadrick remix)
3. The Cliff (AH & BCM remix)
4. The Wait