Nighttime Stories

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Nighttime Stories
Nighttime Stories (2019).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 7, 2019
StudioElectrical Audio and Decade Music Studios in Chicago, Illinois
LabelSouthern Lord (LORD270)
Pelican chronology
The Cliff
Nighttime Stories

Nighttime Stories is the sixth studio album by American post-metal band Pelican. The album was released on June 7, 2019 through Southern Lord Records.[1] In April 2019, Pelican released the song "Midnight and Mescaline" as a digital and 7-inch single.[2][3]

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars[6]

Nighttime Stories was met with critical acclaim. The album received an average score of 82/100 from 8 reviews on Metacritic, indicating "universal acclaim".[4]

Track listing[]

2."Midnight and Mescaline"4:56
3."Abyssal Plain"4:48
4."Cold Hope"6:57
5."It Stared at Me"3:22
6."Nighttime Stories"6:35
7."Arteries of Blacktop"6:33
8."Full Moon, Black Water"8:01
Total length:44:29
Bandcamp bonus track[10]
9."Darkness on the Stairs"4:50
Total length:49:19


Credits adapted from Nighttime Stories liner notes[10]


  • Trevor de Brauw – guitar
  • Bryan Herweg – bass
  • Larry Herweg – drums
  • Dallas Thomas – guitar

Additional personnel


  1. ^ Bayer, Jonah. "Pelican Tells Us Some Nighttime Stories". Stereogum. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  2. ^ Kennelty, Greg. "Pelican Streams 'Midnight and Mescaline,' Announces New Record Nighttime Stories". Metal Injection. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Rettig, James. "Pelican – 'Midnight and Mescaline'". Stereogum. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b "Nighttime Stories by Pelican – Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  5. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Pelican – Nighttime Stories". AllMusic. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  6. ^ Kot, Greg. "Review: Chicago's Pelican Packs Melodies Inside Powerhouse Instrumentals on 'Nighttime Stories'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Treppel, Jeff. "Album Review: Pelican – 'Nighttime Stories'". Decibel. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  8. ^ Morin, Max. "Pelican – Nighttime Stories". Exclaim!. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  9. ^ Heller, Jason. "Pelican's 'Nighttime Stories' Is a Monument to Transcendence". NPR. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  10. ^ Jump up to: a b Nighttime Stories (Digital liner notes). Pelican. Southern Lord Records. 2019. LORD270. Retrieved June 9, 2019.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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