Well now, I didn’t actually know about this ’til yesterday. But there I was pondering the vague but nonetheless pleasing Pelican-ness of that Wren EP and here we go with a brand new digital only live album from those very same Pelican chaps. Recorded last year in St. Petersburg but only put up on the intertubes a couple of weeks back for your entertainments. It’s more in the way of a high quality bootleg/radio broadcast than a full live release – not quite that polished, probably a hardcore fans only thing in terms of stumping up cash for it but well worth a listen anyway closing out with a, ahem, mammoth version of Mammoth from their first EP. I realise that I have, once again, gone painfully literal on the images front here but I do really like both of these and let’s face it people the band are four unremarkable looking guys and they don’t go too strong on giving the records decent covers neither. It’s all a bit faceless and abstract, even the name Pelican, not your usual metal band type business at all is it? More like fellow Chicagoan instrumentalists Tortoise, an unlikely comparison that foregrounds exactly how meat and potatoes ROCK! Pelican still are. Not that I’m suggesting that’s a bad thing. I’ll be off now then.