Pelican guitarist and full-time music publicist Trevor de Brauw stopped by Going Off Track to discuss what it’s like playing in one of metal’s most celebrated instrumental bands while also doing press for high-profile acts like Run The Jewels (and United Nations), why there’s no such thing as guilty pleasures and the genesis of his awesome new band RLYR. We also discuss the hodgepodge way he created his guitar tone, how he deals with rejection in his professional life without letting it affect him personally and the ideology behind his “power ambient” solo material and work in Chord. “I belong to the Gregg school of Black Flag press where if anyone wants to talk to you, you do it but that’s hard,” de Brauw explains at one point, “but if everyone wants to talk to you, that’s impossible.” All we know is that we’re thankful he made the time to speak with us and we think you’ll feel the same way.
12/13 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups (w/ Goatsnake
12/14 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch (w/ Goatsnake)
12/15 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (w/ Goatsnake, Cloakroom, Canadian Rifle)
12/18 – Gothenberg, SE – Sticky Fingers (Scorched Tundra Festival w/ Kongh, Monolord, Age of Woe, Mammoth Storm)