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The Pack A.D.
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresGarage rock, alternative rock, punk, psych rock, indie rock, blues rock
Years active2006 (2006)–present
LabelsMint Records
Platinum / Cornflakes Zoo (France)
Nettwerk Music Group
Cadence Music Group
Websitethepackad.com
MembersMaya Miller
Becky Black

The Pack A.D. is a Canadian garage rock duo from Vancouver, British Columbia. Known for their explosive live performances and the ability to generate a massive sound with only two members, The Pack A.D. plays garage rock/pop/punk.[1]

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Style and influence
  • 3 Discography
    • 3.1 Albums
    • 3.2 EPs
  • 4 In popular culture
    • 4.1 Singles
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

History

Formed in 2006, The Pack A.D. consists of singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller. The duo released four studio albums on Mint Records.[2] When their contract with Mint expired, the duo signed with Nettwerk in April 2013.[3] They released their fifth studio album, Do Not Engage, on January 28, 2014.[4] After touring extensively, they were signed to Cadence Music Group (a rebranding of MapleMusic) in 2015, which also saw them writing and recording material for a new album, Positive Thinking, which was released August 12, 2016.[5]

Style and influence

Musical styles include garage rock, pop, punk and blues.[6] In the past, reviewers have compared the duo to The White Stripes, The Kills, and The Black Keys.[7] The band slightly evolved away from their raw early sound with their third album, We Kill Computers, and with their 2011 release, Unpersons. Their next two offerings, 2014's Do Not Engage and 2016's Positive Thinking, found them expanding their sound even further with psychedelic rock and rockabilly influences. Both members cite literature and film as huge inspiration for much of their songwriting, especially science fiction and horror genres. These inspirations are also present in their highly stylized music videos, which are often violent and visually striking homages to beloved sci-fi films.[8]

Albums

  • Tintype (2007)
  • Funeral Mixtape (2008)
  • We Kill Computers (2010)
  • Unpersons (2011)
  • Do Not Engage (2014)
  • Positive Thinking (2016)

EPs

  • Some Sssongs (2013)
  • Meta Animal (2015)

In popular culture

The song "Haunt You" was featured in the films The Collection (2012)[9] and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)[10]

The song "Everyone Looks Like Everyone" was featured in the debut episode of The Comedy Network's series Letterkenny.[11]

The song "Needles" was featured in the American television hit show Shameless.

References

  1. ^ http://music.cbc.ca/#!/artists/The-Pack-AD
  2. ^ "The Pack After Death". The Pack After Death. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  3. ^ Hudson, Alex (2013-04-10). "The Pack A.D. Sign to Nettwerk Records Ahead of New Album • News •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  4. ^ Hudson, Alex (2013-10-16). "The Pack A.D. Detail 'Do Not Engage' • News •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  5. ^ http://exclaim.ca/music/article/maplemusic_rebrands_as_cadence_music_group
  6. ^ "THE PACK A.D. | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  7. ^ "The Pack A.D. — Unpersons". ninebullets.net. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  8. ^ Hughes, Josiah. "The Pack A.D. Announce 'Unpersons' LP". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  9. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1748227/soundtrack?ref_=tt_trv_snd
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1727776/soundtrack?ref_=tt_trv_snd
  11. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4762044/soundtrack?ref_=tt_trv_snd
  12. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock - September 27, 2011". America's Music Charts. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock - April 17, 2012". America's Music Charts. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Active Rock - October 4, 2011". America's Music Charts. Retrieved October 4, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Active Rock - January 31, 2012". America's Music Charts. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 

External links

  • official website http://thepackad.com/
  • The Pack A.D. profile at Mint Records
  • CBC Music profile page
   

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