Pelican, Cloakroom & Planning for Burial @ Brooklyn Bazaar (pics)
Pelican recently returned with their first album in six years, Nighttime Stories (out now on Southern Lord), and their tour supporting it hit NYC's Brooklyn Bazaar last night (6/24). Instrumental math metal may be a very niche genre, but Pelican have developed a diehard fanbase over the years and it was clear that the room was full of devoted fans who connect with the band's music on a deep level. Pelican have always pushed the boundaries of what is possible with just a guitar/bass/drums setup, and that was on full display on Monday night, as Pelican shook the room with their signature, bone-rattling sound.
Direct support came from sludgegazers Cloakroom, whose music pairs very well with Pelican's, and the night was opened by gloomy one-man-band Planning For Burial, who performed a single, unbroken, "stream of consciousness" piece built around guitar loops and echoey feedback. It was a great night all around, and pictures are in the gallery above.
photos by Kate Hoos