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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.   Threnody
  9.   Spaceship Broken - Parts Needed
  10.   Strung Up From the Sky
  11.   Mammoth
  12.   Vestiges
  13.   The Creeper
  14.   Specks of Light
  15.   Bliss in Concrete
  16.   Far from Fields
  17.   Sirius
  18.   Embedding the Moss
  19.   Pulse
  20.   Dead Between the Walls/Mammoth
  21.   The Cliff
  22.   Immutable Dusk
  23.   Deny the Absolute
  24.   Terminal
  25.   Parasite Colony
  26.   Lathe Biosas
  27.   Final Breath
  28.   Ephemeral
  29.   Lost in the Headlights
  30.   Dead Between the Walls
  31.   A Delicate Sense of Balance
  32.   Ran Amber
  33.   March to the Sea
  34.   GW
  35.   Angel Tears
  36.   The Woods
  37.   Pink Mammoth
  38.   An Inch Above Sand
  39.   Forecast for Today
  40.   The Tundra
  41.   Taraxis
  42.   Ataraxia
  43.   Winds with Hands
  44.   What We All Come To Need
  45.   Geometry of Murder
  46.   Perpetual Dawn
  47.   Nightendday
  48.   Glimmer
  49.   Autumn into Summer
  50.   Australasia

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