Watch Members of Pelican and American Football Improvise New Music

  • Axl Rosenberg

I’ll be honest with you: this is not really metal. But I think my fellow lovers of Pelican — and the great state of Illinois in general! — will still find it worth their time!!!

The instrumental quartet’s guitarist, Trevor de Brauw, appears on the new episode of the Talkhouse Podcast alongside Nate Kinsella from the band American Football. The two Illinois musicians spend nearly thirty minutes discussing a variety of topics, from their punk rock youths to death metal to being in a band with family members (Pelican includes brothers Bryan and Larry Herweg, while Nate plays in American Football with his cousin, Mike Kinsella). But just as cool is the last six minutes of the episode, during which de Brauw and Kinsella improvise an ambient new track. Like I said, it’s not metal… but if you appreciate these dudes’ work, it’s still pretty rad.

While we’re on the topic of Pelican, those dudes put out an incredible new album, Nighttime Stories, a couple of months back, and they’re about to hit the road in support of that record. You can purchase Nighttime Stories directly from Southern Lord at this link, and get those live dates below!!!

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

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