Review : PELICAN - City Of Echoes
PunkNewsPelican was screwed after The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw. There was just no way to make such a fantastic followup to such a fantastic album. I might be alone in thinking this, but I have the feeling that other instrumetal/art-metal fans tend to agree. Or maybe they don’t, and the album that is impossible to follow up was the eerily awesome Australasia. Either way, Pelican had some big shoes to re-fill.
It is always unfortunate when that happens to a band, because going in, after a conversation I had with bassist Bryan Herweg before the band entered the studio, I knew the new album wasn’t going to be in the vein of either of the previous full-lengths. He wasn’t lying. City of Echoes is the anti-Pelican; however, it does retain some of the band's trademark qualities....full text
Sputnikmusic.comEpiphanies are strange things. They can strike you at any time, be it when you’re meditating, when you’re working or even when you’re on a roof-toilet. But the most exciting thing about epiphanies are that they can lead you to see things that you never saw before, to ‘see the light’ as it were. And to be honest, I never would’ve liked Pelican had it not been for a sudden epiphany that I had one Saturday morning....full text
DustedMagazineIn Brian DePalma's bizarrely decadent film Scarface, there is a scene in the beginning of the third act that finds Tony Montana (Al Pacino, still picking pieces of scenery from between his teeth in the wake of the movie's first two hours) sits in his ill-gotten hottub. In the span of just a few minutes, he performs the final acts of alienation that drive away both his hot young wife ("hot" in that he has stolen her from his boss) and his best friend Manny. As Tony, finally and completely corrupt as he is lonely, converses with the tub-mounted television, and, as a wildlife reel shows flamingos take flight from a lagoon, he roots them on, shouting, "fly Pelican, fly!" ...full text
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