The Pack a.d. – Unpersons
Label: Mint – MRL142
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Released: 13 Sep 2011
Style: Indie Rock
A2 Haunt You
A5 Rid Of Me
B2 Body Parts
B4 Cardinal Rule
B6 Hear Me Out
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mint
Copyright (c) – Mint
Mixed At – Ghetto Recorders
Recorded At – The Hive Creative Labs
Mastered At – The Hive Creative Labs
Drums, Other [Stuff] – Maya Miller
Engineer – Jesse Gander
Guitar, Vocals [Vox] – Becky Black
Layout – Becky Black
Mastered By – Stu Mckillop
Photography By – Mark Maryanovich
Producer, Mixed By – Jim Diamond
Written-By, Performer – The Pack a.d.,
All songs recorded on 14-track tape at Hive Studios, Vancouver, B.C. Feb. 9th-14th 2011.
Mixed at Ghetto Recorders, Detroit, MI.
Mastered at Hive Studios, Vancouver, B.C.
Comes in a gatefold sleeve.
2011 release, the fourth album from the Vancouver, Canada-based Garage Rock duo. This is the album to vaporize those who shall not be named, and erase any trace of their existence with a dense cloud of fuzz bomb riffs, tribal rhythms, and hard (legal) drugs. Braving a bombardment of devils, ghosts, mutants, and arseholes, the determination and prowess of drum demolisher Maya Miller and belligerent guitarist/vocalist Becky Black has never been so palpable. Their confidence in the studio and skill as musicians has grown exponentially between records, culminating with an epically fierce explosion of Blues, Punk, and Garage Rock that dwarfs all those before it.
The fact that The Pack A.D. don't have more traction with the media borders on the criminal. Sadly, I think that it is a Canadian thing - if they were based on the East or West coast in the US, they would have had a larger footprint.
I stumbled onto one of their songs from their second album ('Funeral Mixtape')on the show 'Being Human' (The US version). From that I got sucked into their first two albums, and was well rewarded. Their earlier material was a nice, blues-and-grunge breath of fresh air.
'Unpersons' is The Pack A.D.'s 4th album, and is even better. They retain their rocking-grunge-punk-blues sensibilities, but mix in more complex moods and post-punk instrumentation. Think Johnny Cash-meets-Frank Black-meets-Patti Smith, but even that is a grossly facile description. Any comparison will come up short - The Pack A.D. REALLY have a unique sound, one that has been improving over the course of their body of work.
The Pack a.d. - Sirens
(Official Music Video)
The Pack a.d. - Haunt You LIVE (October 15th, 2011)
The Pack a.d. - Take (official video)
It's an homage to the video of Cars by Gary Numan.