Pelican – Forever Becoming

“In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks” – Warren Buffett. It’s certainly a nifty quote that seems to sum up how instrumental post-rockers Pelican have handled the loss of guitarist Laurent Schroeder-Lebec. Rather than lament his undoubted songwriting talent, they have decided to sink their teeth into a whole new sphere of attack and, aided by the faultless integration of Dallas Thomas and his love for the big, brassy riff, they have dragged their sound out of the doldrums and into the kind of powerful groove-mongering that ignited fellow Chicagoans Russian Circles’ career.

PHOTOS: Between the Buried and Me, The Faceless, The Contortionist, and The Safety Fire — October 23rd, 2013 @ Baltimore Soundstage

Almost a year after the release of their conceptual opus, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, Between the Buried and Me took to the road to perform the album from start to finish. Known for having a top notch booking agent and stellar lineups, they brought The Faceless, The Contortionist, and…