News•February 6, 2009 5:50 PM ET•5,864 views
Pelican signs with Southern Lord Recs
Southern Lord Records has announced the signing of Chicago, IL instrumental band Pelican. The group is currently at Red Room Recording (Minus The Bear) in Seattle, WA recording an EP. According to guitarist Trevor De Brauw, "the new material promises to be heavier, darker and very riff-oriented." Additionally, a guest guitarist "who has been heavily influential to the band" will appear on the effort. Meanwhile, this spring the group will begin work on their fourth album. Update: Pelican's former label, Hydra Head Records, has commented on Pelican's deal with Southern Lord: "All good things come to an end, and so its with a bittersweet heart that we announce Pelican have found a new home for their future recordings. Its all good vibes folks, so don't get worked up about it...Pelican have been family and always will be family... it's just that now they are part of another family as well...in the form of LA's Southern Lord Records, a label that's time and again shown they know a nice flavor when they taste it."