THE PACK A.D.

My cover-story for the February 2014 issue of Beat Route, Alberta and Beat Route, British Columbia.

BeatRoute Magazine

PackAD-mVANCOUVER DUO FLIRTS WITH DARKNESS AND LIGHT ON THEIR LATEST ALBUM

Well-defined personal boundaries have long been a key component of The Pack A.D.’s sustained success as an exclusively female blues-rock sensation. An asymmetrical team of sonic workhorses, guitarist/vocalist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller shoulder the yoke together to blast out stripped-down street anthems with equal quotients of fury and conviction. Responsible for producing four galvanizing albums, The Pack A.D. has maintained an admirable pace since forging their creative partnership in 2006. To their credit: Tintype (2007), Funeral Mixtape (2008), We Kill Computers (2010), and Unpersons (2011), which received a JUNO nomination in the category of “Breakthrough Group Of The Year.” Buoyed by well-deserved accolades and a devoted cult following, the pair displayed neither fatigue nor duress when confronted with their biggest challenge to date: topping themselves.

“I’m really pleased that the last album did so well. It’s been…

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