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Pelican announce The Cliff EP

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Were the hell do Pelican get off being so good? I can’t remember hearing a release by them I haven’t loved, and so this news of a new EP is most welcome.

Strictly speaking, it’s not completely new. Fans will know the name “The Cliff” is track 6 from last year’s Forever Becoming, and apparently such was the reaction to it that they’ve slung it to a few friends to play with, and come back with three new versions, plus an actual brand new song, to form an EP, to be released early next year.

The first of these revisits includes vocals – something of a rarity for Pelican – from The Life and Times‘ Allen Epley, who previously sung on “Final Breath” from What We All Come To Need.

You can stream this version of “The Cliff” below!

The other two versions of “The Cliff” are remixes by Godflesh‘s Justin K. Broadrick – who has previously produced a remix of “Angel Tears” from the band’s debut Australasia – as well as an Aaron Turner/Bryant Clifford Meyer (both ex-ISIS) touch-up.

The final track, “The Wait”, is all brand new, and is apparently “contemplative semi-acoustic simmer that builds to an explosion of cathartic distortion and melody in true Pelican fashion”. Well then.

Pelican - The Cliff EP art
01. The Cliff (Vocal Version)
02. The Cliff (Justin K. Broadrick remix)
03. The Cliff (AH & BCM remix)
04. The Wait

The Cliff EP is out February 24th through Southern Lord. Good lord. Pelican have but one show in the offing at the moment; a New Year’s Eve gig at Subterranean in Chicago with The Life and Times (haha!) and Pinebender. Tickets available here.