Laurent Schroeder-Lebec abandona Pelican


Los post-rockeros pelican, anuncian que uno de sus guitarristas, Laurent Schroeder-Lebec, abandona la formación estadounidense. Lo cierto es que el músico había dejado ya de girar con la banda desde 2010, pero ahora parece que su papel como miembro y compositor de la banda queda también suspendido a consecuencia de que el músico ha preferido enfocarse en su vida familiar. Los tres miembros restantes piensan mantenerse por el momento al frente del proyecto, contando con ayuda de otro guitarrista en directo, que hasta ahora ha sido Dallas Thomas de la banda The Swan King.

Important Announcement Jun 26 2012

It is with resignation that we report that our guitarist and founding member Laurent Schroeder-Lebec is taking an indefinite hiatus from the band. Many may have already noticed his absence from live shows over the last couple of years (he stopped traveling for out of town shows in 2010), his role as a composer is now also going on hold for the foreseeable future. The decision is not due to any internal turmoil or conflict - since our last full length album Laurent has made his family and career the central focus of his life, which the members of Pelican completely respect and honor. In 2010, when his interest in playing out of town declined, Laurent was the first to suggest that we find a substitute guitarist and continue getting the music out to our fans. He continued to play local shows with us and rehearse (in the rare instances that all four of us were in Chicago), but after recording sessions for our last EP, Ataraxia/Taraxis, when we were ready to begin writing our next album and began planning the writing sessions it would entail, Laurent confided that his heart wasn't fully in it and, rather than deliver music that was half-hearted, he would rather sit it out."

 

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