Ephemeral (EP)

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Pelican – Ephemeral.jpg
EP by Pelican
Released June 6, 2009
Recorded February 2009, Red Room Studios, Seattle, Wa.
Genre Post-metal
Length 20:46
Label Southern Lord Records (LORD105)
Producer Chris Common, Ed Brooks
Pelican chronology
What We All Come to Need
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[1]

Ephemeral is the 2009 follow-up to the PLCN/TAAS split EP by American post-metal band Pelican. It is their first album to be released since signing to Southern Lord Records.[2] The album consists of two previously unreleased songs in addition to a cover of "Geometry of Murder" by Earth featuring Earth guitarist Dylan Carlson.

The album was released on vinyl, and in CD format, although the CDs were limited to only 1,000 copies, and were sold only on Pelican's tour with Isis.[2] After the tour, the remainder of the CDs were sold through Pelican's Web store, and through that of Southern Lord Records. Pelican announced through their myspace page that on the CD, the order of the first two songs had been reversed, although on the packaging, the order remained the same. On 24 October 2009, Pelican announced through their Facebook account that they would be re-printing the CD, in new packaging, and limited to 500 copies. The re-issue would only be available on their October/November 2009 tour.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Embedding the Moss" – 7:46
  2. "Ephemeral" – 5:25
  3. "Geometry of Murder (Earth cover)" – 7:38


Band members[edit]

  • Trevor de Brauw – guitar
  • Bryan Herweg – bass
  • Larry Herweg – drums
  • Laurent Schroeder-Lebec – guitar

Other personnel[edit]

  • Dylan Carlson – Guest guitar on "Geometry of Murder"
  • Chris Common – Engineering and Mixing
  • Ed Brooks – Mastering


  1. ^ Alternative Press review
  2. ^ a b "Pelican announce "Ephemeral" EP". Punknews.org. April 23, 2009. Retrieved May 17, 2009.