Pelican Announce New EP, Tour Dates, SXSW Appearance....and a New Label?!

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... its just that now they are part of another family as 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.

The Pelican guys are in Seattle now recording what will come to fruition in the form of a new EP at some point in the coming months. Trevor says its 'riff-oriented', which we figure pretty much goes without saying...they've got a special guest on the release as well...but that's hush hush.

They'll presumably be playing some of the new tracks on their string of upcoming dates this spring with Wolves in the Throne Room and Tombs (shout out to Mike Hill!) in support. Included on the tour is a stop at SXSW as part of SL's label showcase.

We'll have a second pressing of ltd CD version of their split with These Arms Are Snakes as well as the Champions of Sound 2 x 7" comp featuring new cuts from Pelican, Kayo Dot, Brodsky and Zozozbra....but more on that later.

Pelican- March/April 2009 tour:
*w/ Tombs, Dredg
**w/ Tombs, Wolves In The Throne Room

Sun Mar 15 Iowa City IA @ The Picador *
Mon Mar 16 Kansas City KS @ Riot Room *
Tue Mar 17 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee *
Wed Mar 18th San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar * plus Tricky
Thu Mar 19 Little Rock, AR @ Vino's **
Fri Mar 20 Austin, TX @ Emo's SOUTHERN LORD SXSW SHOWCASE (w/Eagle Twin, Black Cobra, Wolves In The Throne Room etc..)
Sun March 22 Austin, TX Red 7 **
Wed March 25th Tempe, AZ @ The Sets **
Thu March 26th San Diego, CA @ The Casbah **
Fri March 27th West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour **
Sat March 28th San Francisco, CA @Slim's **
Sun March 29th Portland, OR. @ Hawthorne Theatre **
Mon March 30th Bellingham, WA @ Nightlight **
Tue March 31st Seattle , WA @ Neumo's **
Thu Apr 2nd Salt Lake City, UT @Club Vegas **
Fri April 3rd Denver , CO @The Marquis Theatre **
Sun April 5th Chicago ,IL @ Empty Bottle **