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The Pack a.d. – We Kill Computers

May 11, 2010 by  

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The Pack a.d. – We Kill Computers

NAME: The Pack a.d.
ALBUM: We Kill Computers
YEAR: 2010 (April 26th)
LABEL: Mint
RATING: 5/5

FIVE WORD REVIEW: Real music for real people

LOCATION: Vancouver, BC Canada

LINE UP: Becky Black (vocals/guitar) / Maya Miller (drums)

WHAT’S THE STORY?: Barnstorming duo The Pack a.d. have made an album so vital to any true rocknroller that you’ll be scorned by friends and relatives if you don’t have it. Kick-ass riffs with trashy tub-thumpin’ rock throughout the set, with just enough of their bluesy roots to keep even the most anal listener interested. From opener ‘Deer’ to last track ‘The Last Martian’, you’ll be kept bangingly surprised and a little turned on. Sexy and swampy, dirty and tough, ‘we kill computers’ is a raucous bar fight of an album that bursts into your brain and legs like an epileptic’s nightmare fit. Awesomely mahoosive tunes ‘Math, The Stars’ and ‘Big Anvil’ nearly crack your skull with sheer noisy brilliance. Also included is the spooky ‘They Know Me’, which has echoes of Nico at her most haunting, but kicks on into ‘K Stomp’, a crazy and aggressive number that defines what rock music should be.

SOUNDS LIKE: it was recorded in a swamp shack in a post-punk alternate universe.

YOU’LL LIKE THIS IF YOU LIKE: being a two-piece, White Stripes comparisons are inevitable; but if you want a more masculine sound, The Pack a.d. is where to find it. Hints of The Stooges headbutt their way in as well, and that’s never a bad thing.

LINKS: Official Website // MySpace

– Owen Williams






 

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