Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 7:00 PM CST
Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
17 years and over
It’s been an extensive process in learning and adapting, striking balances and finding middle ground. When founding guitar player Laurent Schroeder-Lebec decided to step down in 2012, it was uncertain what shape the band’s future would take. Since the beginning it had been the four of them, with Schroeder-Lebec shouldering a significant portion of the songwriting, even if he wasn’t always out on the road on some of the later tours. “It was frightening on one hand because he was such an active writing contributor and such a big part of what made Pelican, Pelican,” de Brauw says. “The sound of Pelican was really the sound of the four of us and the different influences that we brought to the table kind of coalescing into a unified sound."