Pelican ‘The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw (Deluxe Edition)’ 2xLP
Pelican and Thrill Jockey are proud to present a deluxe edition of the band’s acclaimed 2005 album, ‘The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw’, newly remixed, remastered, and featuring special bonus rarities, including an early version of ‘Red Ran Amber’ (previously only available on a split with MONO) and demos of ‘Autumn Into Summer’, ‘Last Day of Winter’ and ‘Sirius’.
‘The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw’ established Pelican as indisputable masters of their craft. Pelican’s ability to alchemize their influences into a sound so wholly original, and then expand on that sound into a work of captivating beauty, remains a marvel. The album indelibly shifted the paradigm of heavy music, and the ripples of that shift can be heard in the countless bands that have risen to prominence since its release.
The genre-busting nature of the album’s melodicism and refined dynamics was a harbinger of things to come in a genre whose strict boundaries were rapidly being shattered; a fact recognized and cemented by the album’s critical reception, which engendered everything from an Album Of The Year nod from Decibel, to pontifications about Pelican representing a rising wave of intellectualism in metal from the New York Times.
Nearly two decades since the album’s release on Hydra Head Records, ‘The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw’ has stood as not just one of the band’s most celebrated releases, but also as a watershed work of avant- metal.
The album arrives with a fresh mix by its original engineer Greg Norman and mastering by Josh Bonati, imbibing the songs with a new ferocity while also granting increased clarity, highlighting the developing interplay between each member.
The refreshed mix brings an additional punch to the rhythm section of bassist Bryan Herweg and drummer Larry Herweg, bolstering the brightened melodicism and interlocking riffing between guitarists Trevor Shelley de Brauw and Laurent Schroeder-Lebec. The more articulate presentation of the album showcases the power of each individual player while buttressing Pelican’s distinct sound as a unified force.
“The mixture of beauty and dread remains a defining feature of the band, as is its feel for dynamics” - Chicago Tribune
“For almost twenty years, the Chicago-based foursome has hosted excursions into the beautiful, bone-rattling boundaries of instrumental post- metal. The band’s music is often as visceral as it is cerebral, but it’s still largely abstract and measured enough to skirt emotion rather than dive right in.” - NPR
Catalogue number: THRILL558LPX
Label: Thrill Jockey