Destruction and melody, acid wit and bruising vocals, this is the Pack A.D. Singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller have made a sound fierce and raw and empowering, and it’s easy to forget there are just two people behind this carefully constructed havoc.
Following in the tradition of the Black Keys and the White Stripes, the Pack A.D. play a blend of garage rock and electric blues. The female duo emerged in 2006 as one of Vancouver’s more buzzworthy bands, and have released seven albums since, with 2017’s Dollhouse being their latest.
Shredding and pounding their way through every song, the Pack A.D. swallows you inside their fearless Franken-blend of heavy psychpop/rock. Their lyrics are wild nests, human and complex – darkly funny disclosures about depression, indictments of digital excess, grief-stricken fire bombs, and sly crusades against stupidity.
Catch them at Fernando’s in early May. $20 cover.