Pelican have announced plans to release a new EP as their debut for Southern Lord Records. The record is titled Ephemeral and is due out June 6, 2009. The label is handling vinyl and MP3 while the band will be self-releasing the CD via the band's own Migration Media label. They noted:

We're pressing up 1000 copies, all of which will be packaged in custom designed and printed sleeves by our buddies Delicious Design League, the folks responsible for the screenprinted Australasia limited edition that came out, among a million other things they've done for us. The CD will only be available from us on tour for the time being. There will be a special edition of 50 for our Japan show as well, which I forgot to mention.

The band is also planning a split 7-inch with Young Widows and a Champions of Sound 2x7-inch which will feature exclusive songs from the band, Kayo Dot, Zozobra, and Stove Bredsky..