There’s been a post-rock eruption in the past two years, and some would argue that Mogwai isn’t the only band leading the instru-metal revolution. One of Hydra Head’s best-selling and hardest-working bands, Pelican, has given the kids a little of the epic to add to their metal.

Touring like crazy for the past few years, this Chicago-bred, L.A.-based quartet has invaded every city from Vancouver to Tokyo, with bands like Sunn O))) and Explosions in the Sky. What’s one more trek through the States for the boys?

City of Echoes is out now on Hydrahead

07/19 Cleveland, OH: Grog Shop
07/20 Buffalo, NY: Mohawk Place
07/21 Toronto, ON: Lees Palace
07/22 Montreal, QC: Club Lambi
07/23 Cambridge, MA: The Middle East
07/24 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom
07/25 Brooklyn, NY: Luna Lounge
07/26 Philadelphia, PA: First Unitarian Church
07/27 Baltimore, MD: Ottobar
07/28 Washington, DC: Black Cat
07/29 Richmond, VA: Alley Katz
07/30 Carrboro, NC: Cat’s Cradle
07/31 Atlanta, GA: Drunken Unicorn
08/01 Athens, GA: 40 Watt Club
08/03 Baton Rouge, LA: Spanish Moon
08/04 Austin, TX: Emo’s Jr.
08/05 Denton, TX: Hailey’s
08/07 Albuquerque, NM: Launchpad
08/08 Tempe, AZ: The Clubhouse
08/09 San Diego, CA: Casbah
08/10 Los Angeles, CA: Troubadour
08/12 San Francisco, CA: Great American Music Hall
08/14 Portland, OR: Satyricon
08/15 Vancouver, BC: Richards On Richards
08/16 Seattle, WA: Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room
08/18 Salt Lake City, UT: Urban Lounge
08/19 Denver, CO: Marquis Theater
08/20 Colorado Springs, CO: The Black Sheep
08/21 Omaha, NE: The Waiting Room
08/22 Iowa City, IA: The Picador
08/23 Minneapolis, MN: Triple Rock Social Club
08/24 Chicago, IL: Beat Kitchen
08/25 Chicago, IL: Empty Bottle