The Pack A.D.
Well, the Pack is back. This time Vancouver’s rock duo, The Pack A.D., have released a four track EP, which follows closely on the heels of last year’s Do Not Engage. The album contains a re-release of Do Not Engage‘s “Animal”, as well as three previously unreleased tracks. It also coincides with the release of “Animal”’s official video. The video features guitarist/singer Becky Black escaping from a research facility and being pursued by a crew of mad scientists, who eventually end up performing some “Thriller” dance moves. The video was filmed in their Vancouver, and was directed by long time friend and collaborator Jimi Cuell.
“Motorvate”, a Pack A.D. live show staple, is a hard ass fuzz track about life in the dying city of Detroit. “Concrete swimming pools, Let’s hang out, Abandoned houses, Make good hideouts”. Up next is “Back In A Hole”, a tale of a self loathing reminiscent of Do Not Engage‘s “Loser”. “If I said something nice, I’m sure it’d kill me deep inside, Back in a hole where I belong”. The fourth and final track of the EP, “Nightcrawler”, is a The Oh Sees cover, included as both Black and Miller, are huge fans, and because it is a song which they are both able to sing.
Once again The Pack A.D. have put together just enough of a sampling of new music to keep us wanting more. Just the perfect mix of their brand of badass rock and roll, and haunting electric ballads, that is sure to satisfy the Meta animal in you.
– Trish Melanson Hill
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: THE PACK A.D. – META ANIMAL