Mandana Beigi The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw
Although many have
attempted to label and/or categorize this Chicago quartet in various genres,
Pelicans music is a sound that doesnt really fit into any existing
Pelican has restored
instrumental composition to its former glory with a crisp sound that doesnt
come off sounding dated or just plain boring. Theyve created this amazing
space somewhere between electronica, acoustic, rock, and even metal; but, its
really a sound that eschews tradition and brings out the unconventional side
of instrumental music in the most enjoyable form.
In 2003, their four song demo (independently recorded and mixed for a mere $300)
took over the Windy Citys underground scene and they went on to ride high
in various national and international music charts with their debut album Australasia
(Hydra Head, 2004). The band mesmerized the audiences at the SXSW Music Festival
in both 2004 and 2005 and in All Tomorrows Parties Festival (UK) with
their unstoppable power in live performance. They soon began working on what
is now their first wide release full length album, The Fire In Our Throats Will
Beckon The Thaw.
On their new album, Pelican introduces yet another instrument to the mix: acoustic
guitar - not in the sense of a Gypsy King-ish flamenco acoustic guitars, but
more on the subtle side. Last Days of Winter, Aurora Borealis,
and March to the Sea are some of the most striking tunes on the
album. There are enough crushing riffs to satisfy your primal metal needs, abstract
experimental sound to keep it all so unpredictable, and just the right type
of melodies to spice things up.
Who would have believed that one day a new style of metal will arise; one that
fades away the strong vocals and go heavy on the instrumentals!?
The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw