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The secretive instrumental art metal outfit Pelican was formed in Chicago by guitarists Trevor de Brauw and Laurent Lebec, as well as bassist Larry Herweg and his sibling drummer, Bryan. Owing a great debt to pioneering forefathers Neurosis and often compared to Boston's Isis, Pelican coincidentally also found a home at Isis mastermind Aaron Turner's Hydra Head Records. After making their debut with an eponymous four-song EP in 2003, Pelican expanded their epic, otherworldly trance-metal with 2003's critically acclaimed Australasia, followed in 2004 by The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw. After heavy touring, the quartet took a much-deserved break. They returned to the studio in 2006 and released City of Echoes in June 2007, followed by the live CD/DVD After the Ceiling Cracked later that December. What We All Come to Need, the band's fourth studio effort, appeared in 2009. While an EP, Ataraxia/Taraxis, arrived in 2012, that year would see the departure of Laurent Lebec, who was replaced by touring guitarist Dallas Thomas. Carrying on with a new lineup, the band released their fifth full-length, Forever Becoming, in 2013. In 2015, Pelican released the Cliff EP. It featured the album tracks in four different versions, including remixes from Justin Broadrick, Aaron Harris, and Bryant Clifford Meyer. It also included a vocal version featuring Allen Epley and a previously unreleased track, the semi-acoustic "The Wait." ~ Eduardo Rivadavia & Thom Jurek
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  1.   Song
  2.   Red Ran Amber
  3.   The Wait
  4.   Drought
  5.   Last Day of Winter
  6.   Aurora Borealis,
  7.   City of Echoes
  8.   What We All Come To Need
  9.   The Creeper
  10.   The Cliff
  11.   Threnody
  12.   Forecast for Today
  13.   Perpetual Dawn
  14.   Vestiges
  15.   Immutable Dusk
  16.   The Tundra
  17.   Deny the Absolute
  18.   Lathe Biosas
  19.   Specks of Light
  20.   Glimmer
  21.   Final Breath
  22.   Ephemeral
  23.   An Inch Above Sand
  24.   Bliss in Concrete
  25.   Far from Fields
  26.   Lost in the Headlights
  27.   Dead Between the Walls
  28.   A Delicate Sense of Balance
  29.   Ran Amber
  30.   Angel Tears
  31.   The Woods
  32.   Mammoth
  33.   Terminal
  34.   Taraxis
  35.   Parasite Colony
  36.   Ataraxia
  37.   Strung Up From the Sky
  38.   Pink Mammoth
  39.   Spaceship Broken - Parts Needed
  40.   Sirius
  41.   March to the Sea
  42.   Autumn into Summer
  43.   Australasia
  44.   GW
  45.   Nightendday
  46.   Embedding the Moss
  47.   Winds with Hands
  48.   Geometry of Murder
  49.   Pulse
  50.   Dead Between the Walls/Mammoth

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