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free music friday: the pack a.d.
March 5, 2010, 10:11 am
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The Pack a.d.

Right from the moment the bass dunk-dunk-dunk arrives amidst the grating fuzz of ‘Crazy’, it’s clear that The Pack a.d., Vancouver’s rawest and buzziest duo, aren’t holding anything back third time around. A gem of the grittiest kind, the song teeters on White Stripes messiness but retains enough composure to keep driving and driving its hooks into our heads. A perfect retort to those who still brainlessly contest the ability of women to really rock hard, The Pack a.d. make it look so easy, so effortless. There’s a fantastic energy to ‘Crazy’, building throughout the song’s duration to reach a passionate, climactic ending with shrieks and grunts. There’s also one hell of a chorus, which benefits from Becky Black’s fearless and brilliant vocal performance. New album We Kill Computers is due May 3 through Mint Records. MP3 after the jump.

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incoming: the pack a.d.
January 26, 2010, 9:39 am
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The Pack a.d.
we kill computers

[Mint; April 26]

Fresh from blowing us away with the bluesy rattle and hum of their 2008 debut Tintype and its lightning fast follow-up Funeral Mixtape (released just 8 months later), The Pack a.d. threw themselves even deeper into touring, clocking up an impressive 157 shows in 2009 alone. Those prolific, ragged and gutsy performances feed directly into album #3, we kill computers, in that it’s all about volume, kinetics and electricity, with a healthy dose of lyrical misanthropy. As you’d expect from a band with such unapologetic tendencies towards Luddism, the album was recorded live off the floor to analogue tape at Hive Studios in Vancouver, with engineer Jesse Gander on hand to capture the energy of their live shows. Probably not one to play on your laptop.

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