Enlarge Photo Credit: Marfa Capodanno

Pelican Release New Ripper, “Cold Hope,” and Add New Tour Dates


As a great man once said, “Pelican fly! Come on, Pelican!”

Indeed, the revered quartet are ready to take flight again, with their first new album in six years, Nighttime Stories, set for for a June 7 release. Now they’ve released a new single, “Cold Hope,” and I think it’s even better than the first single, “Midnight and Mescaline.”It’s certainly the heavier and more downtrodden of the two tracks (the title ain’t for nuthin’). Of course, that doesn’t necessarily make it a better song, but if you’re like me — i.e., perpetually in a horrible mood — it will likely suit you a bit better. If those chuggy palm mutes in the section that starts around 3:25 don’t make you wanna stomp so hard your foot goes through the fuckin’ floor, something is wrong with you.

And as if that wasn’t enough, the band has also expanded their tour in support of Nighttime Stories… AND they’re teaming up with a Chicago brewery, Metropolitan, to make their own beer, which will be called — you guessed it! — “Cold Hope.” That comes out May 30; the band and the brewery will be throwing an album listening/beer release party that same day at Metropolitan Taproom. Details will be announced soon.

In the meantime, listen to “Cold Hope” the song below. Pre-order Nighttime Stories here. Get all the band’s currently-scheduled tour dates at the bottom of this post!!!

Pelican Tour Dates
June 20 – Ferndale – Loving Touch*
June 21 – Toronto – Lee’s Palace*
June 22 – Montreal – Bar de Ritz*
June 23 – Boston – Great Scott* SOLD OUT
June 24 – New York – Brooklyn Bazaar*
June 25 – Philadelphia – Boot & Saddle* SOLD OUT
June 26 – Baltimore – Ottobar*
June 27 – Pittsburgh – Club Cafe* SOLD OUT
June 28 – Cincinnati – Northside Yacht Club*
June 29 – Chicago – Metro*
Sept 13 – Tolono, IL – Loose Cobra
Sept 14 – Columbus, OH – The Shrunken Head
Sept 15 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Sept 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
Oct 5 – Nijmegen, NL – Soulcrusher fest
Oct 6 – Berlin, DE – Lido
Oct 7 – Dresden, DE – Beatpol
Oct 8 – Prague, CZ – Futurum
Oct 9 – Munich, DE – Feierwerk
Oct 10 – Milan, IT – Legend Club
Oct 11 – Athens, GR – Fuzz Club
Oct 12 – Barcelona, ES – AM fest
Oct 13 – Porto, PT – Amplifest
Oct 15 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Oct 16 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
Oct 17 – Glasgow, SCO – Classic Grand
Oct 18 – Birmingham, UK – Asylum
Oct 19 – Antwerp, BE – Desertfest
*w/ Cloakroom

Metal Sucks Greatest Hits