THE PACK A.D. ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR DATES
VANCOUVER DUO’S UPCOMING ALBUM, POSITIVE THINKING, SET FOR RELEASE AUGUST 12 VIA CADENCE MUSIC
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES INCLUDE STOPS IN MONTREAL, TORONTO, OTTAWA BEGINNING OCTOBER 20
“the sinfully sweet spot between shimmering ’90s shoegaze and hyperlush pop” - The Georgia Straight
“unfurls bashed-and-boomed drum work from Maya Miller, a series of in-the-red riffs and Becky Black's beckon call” - Exclaim!
“big, pleasantly nihilistic, and very informed by 1990s Brit bands, think Nico meets Elastica, … now headed further into pop-punk territory” - Ottawa Citizen
“alchemizes the rawest elements of the most primordial heavy rock into something fresh, glazed with the sheen of the near-future” - The Prairie Dog
PHOTO: REBECCA BLISSETT
With two singles from their upcoming album, Positive Thinking, already tearing up the radio charts, the critics are starting to chime in on Pack A.D.’s ferocity. Exclaim! says the sound “unfurls bashed-and-boomed drum work from Maya Miller, a series of in-the-red riffs and Becky Black's beckon call,” while The Prairie Dog claims it “alchemizes the rawest elements of the most primordial heavy rock into something fresh, glazed with the sheen of the near-future.”
On the heels of a successful spring tour, the East Vancouver duo is now adding more tour dates this fall including stops in Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa beginning October 20. Full tour dates can be found below and more Canadian dates will be announced soon.
Set for release on August 12 via Cadence Music, Positive Thinking is all carefully constructed chaos, crushing vulnerability, and massive swagger. Underneath the sprawl of its sonic infrastructure, singer/guitarist Black and drummer Miller — self described lifelong high school outcasts — traverse the hidden tunnels that connect all us damaged people together: anger, alienation, humour, sarcasm, sincerity, loneliness, grief.
“Positive Thinking explores the numbing day-to-day routine of depression and the fantastical ways that we look to mask it from ourselves and others,” Miller says. “The lyrics on this album are probably more personal to us than on any other record we've done.”
Engineered by Jesse Gander (White Lung, Bison, Japandroids) and mastered by Heba Kadry in Brooklyn’s Timeless Mastering, Positive Thinking isn’t a total overhaul of the Pack A.D. everybody knows and loves. But making this album—it was a reinvention, an old-school reckoning, and they’re better for it. We’re all better for it. “We’ve gone back and found the place where we started from,” Miller says. “This may have been one of the most difficult albums for us personally to work on but because of that, it's also been the most comfortable. There isn't a single moment where I feel like we've done any of it for anyone but ourselves.”
THE PACK A.D. ON TOUR
Jul 30-31 - Wells, BC - ArtsWells Festival
Aug 11 - Toronto, ON - Kops Records on Bloor St.
Aug 20 - Rock Creek, BC - Ponderosa Arts & Music Festival
Oct 20 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 21 - Montreal, QC - Turbo Haus
Oct 22 - Ottawa, ON - House Of TARG
Oct 25 - Somerville, MA - ONCE Somerville
Oct 26 - Philadelphia, PA - Kungfu Necktie
Oct 27 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
Nov 15 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi
Nov 16 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
Nov 17 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
Nov 19 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge
Nov 21 – Los Angeles, CA - Roxy Theatre
Nov 22 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill