Pelican was planning on releasing their new live album Live At The Grog Shop sometime during their upcoming tour, but the COVID-19 pandemic has stopped those plans completely. So Pelican has just released Live At The Grog Shop on Bandcamp alongside a ton of new merch.
Listen to Live At The Grog Shop below and grab some of Pelican's merch here.
The twelfth show of the Nighttime Stories tour took place at the Grog Shop, a venue that has played host to many, many memorable Pelican shows over our nearly 20 year tenure. This night was no exception, as we were joined by our great friends Bloodiest and Six Kills Nine. Moreover, this leg of the tour – four shows in the Midwest over the course of a long weekend – kicked off with Trevor crushing a fingertip on his left hand while loading amps into the practice room two days before hitting the road.
For this jaunt we enlisted the talents of our longtime friend and erstwhile live sound collaborator Matt Hannigan, who has a habit of recording multitrack audio of the shows he mixes. On listening back to the recordings, we were particularly into this one: it seems to really capture the excitement and energy of the night (and tour, overall).
We'd been planning to share a recording from this tour at some point and now just seems the moment – with the next leg of live dates postponed and no definitive sense of when we'll be able to perform together again, we felt compelled to share. We hope we can revisit these songs in front of audiences again soon. Until then, please take care of yourselves; stay safe, stay healthy.