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Pelican Announces New EP "Ataraxia/Taraxis"

Thunderous post-instrumental outfit Pelican has announced the follow-up to the sprawling 2009 full length "What We All Come To Need," a new four song EP "Ataraxia/Taraxis" to be released via Southern Lord on April 10th.

With members now residing in separate cities, the EP represents a new chapter in the band’s evolution with a reenergized focus on composition and the utilization of the recording studio as a creative tool in the songwriting process, yielding one of the most diverse efforts in the band’s prolific discography. The band issued the following press release:

"The four new songs highlight the manifold sonic strengths of the band by delving into moments of triumphant melodic rock, smokey doom, ambient soundscape, acoustic desert-folk, and minimalist electronics. In contrast to the EP’s origin as the product of four different recording studios, including stints with engineers Sanford Parker (Twilight, Circle of Animals, Nachtmystium) and Aaron Harris (ISIS), the carefully crafted track listing boasts a cohesive narrative flow, lending the release an epic feel worthy of a full album."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Ataraxia
2. Lathe Biosas
3. Parasite Colony
4. Taraxis

Pelican also has the following upcoming tour dates:

4/06/2012 Dunk! Festival - Zottegem, BE
4/07/2012 The Garage - London, UK w/ Chelsea Wolfe
4/08/2012 Vudu Club - Birmingham, UK w/ Chelsea Wolfe
4/09/2012 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
4/10/2012 Stereo - Glasgow, UK
4/11/2012 The Ruby Lounge - Manchester, UK
4/12/2012 The Haunt - Brighton, UK
4/13/2012 The Cooler - Bristol, UK
4/14/2012 Roadburn Festival - Tilburg, Netherlands
4/15/2012 La Maronquinerie - Paris, France
4/16/2012 Jubez - Karlsruhe, Germany w/ Tombs
4/17/2012 Bad Bonn - Dudingen, Switzerland
4/18/2012 Magnolia - Milan, Italy
4/19/2012 Feierwerk - Munich, Germany w/ Tombs
4/20/2012 Cassiopeia - Berlin, Germany w/ Tombs
4/21/2012 Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland

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