Chicago's Pelican are readying new album What We All Come to Need and are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on what will mark their fourth album proper. The record will be their first on Southern Lord, who will be releasing this latest bit of progressive instrumental sludge/post-metal on October 27.
According to the press release, guitarist Laurent Lebec has dubbed the album "the most perfect synthesis of everything we've done to date, sonically." The record features a plethora of guest performers, including Greg Anderson of Sunn O))), Aaron Turner of Isis, Ben Verellen of Harkonen and Helms Alee, as well as Allem Epley of the Life & Times and Shiner.
In regards to the album's content, Lebec says, "There is a current of inspiration that feels particular to each album's music and titles. Though we lack a singer, the song names are often conceptual. This album speaks to a rapidly decaying world, the fulfillment we find in each other, as well as the resolve to move beyond disillusionment."
Previously signed to Hydra Head, Pelican joined the Southern Lord roster before releasing their latest EP, Ephermeral, which was recently put by the band's new label on June 6.
And while a tour in support of What We All Come to Need has yet to be announced, Pelican will be playing at Brooklyn's Masonic Temple on September 22 with Sunn O))), Eagle Twin and Earth.
What We All Come To Need:
2. "The Creeper"
4. "Specks of Light"
5. "Strung Up From the Sky"
6. "An Inch Above Sand"
7. "What We All Come to Need"
8. "Final Breath"