The Top Albums of 2008 According to Chris: #4 – The Pack A.D.

Sure, you love the Black Keys and have a thing for the White Stripes, but really, what’s up with all those penises (peni?)? Why does the whole punk/garage/blues genre seem to be a boys only club (no offense, Meg White)? That previously might have been the case, but Vancouver’s The Pack A.D. is ready to take the tried and true and turn it on its head. 2008 saw the release of both their debut and follow-up. Sadly, I still haven’t been able to get my hands on Tintype (the debut), but Funeral Mixtape has been blowing my doors off since August.

We’ve got our whiskey soaked vocals that sound like they’ve been shredded through glass, kick ass guitar licks and some drumming that would make Patrick Carney blush. Comprised of Becky Black on vox/guitars and Maya Miller on skins, these two are doing their damnedest to return the recent Crown of Indie Rock Goodness back to the Great White North (take that, you Scandanavians!). And, quite frankly, they’re doing a bang up job.

My fervent hope is that this duo will somehow start opening for the Black Keys in 09, but I suppose we’ll have to see if that ever transpires. Since Dan Auerbach already has Hacienda and Those Darlins’ opening on his solo tour, that might be a tall order, but a guy can dream, right?

mp3: Don’t Have to Like You (link expired)

mp3: Shiny Things (link expired)

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