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Pelican Unleash Alternate Version of Relentless ‘Deny the Absolute’

Post-metal group releasing 7-inch single ahead of 'Forever Becoming' album

picture-18547-1390524318Kyle McGovern // August 13, 2013

Post-metal titans Pelican have a new album due out October 15, but first, the Chicago quartet will drop a fresh 7-inch. On August 20, their label the Mylene Sheath will issue a vinyl topped by an alternate version of “Deny the Absolute,” a track set to feature on the upcoming Forever Becoming LP. Pelican have generously shared this exclusive variant online, somehow confining its seething, pummeling fury into a mere SoundCloud stream. 

“We had a dalliance with pop songs on the last few albums that were a little more traditional,” guitarist Trevor de Brauw told SPIN recently about the follow-up to 2012’s Ataraxia. “But we’ve made more of an effort to write songs with a narrative. It’s more now about a journey, and the song ends much differently than where it starts.” Venture into “Deny the Absolute” below, and pre-order the impending 7-inch via the Mylene Sheath.

Pelican tour dates: 

October 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *
October 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *
October 19 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
November 1 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s ^
November 2 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9 ^
November 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^
November 4 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 ^
November 5 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade ^
November 6 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco ^
November 7 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon ^
November 8-10 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 13 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

* = with King’s Destroy
^ = with Coliseum