"The Pack Is Back" Is Too Easy, But It's True!
Two of Vancouver's finest are back with a new album and I gotta tell you, it's pretty damn good. And I don't just mean, "Yay, they're from Vancouver! 604 represent!" good. I mean "Holy shit, they're back to doing what they're best at, which is big sound small band rippin' rock and roll" good. After an album (arguably two) that seemed to aim more at radio airplay than simple band progression, Becky Black and Maya Miller have returned with a vengeance and longtime fans of the band should gladly expose themselves to whatever fury it is that's once again fueling The Pack A.D.. Perhaps they heard whispers of "sellouts" from the holier than thou's who knew them "back when they only played house parties", maybe they saw declining record sales (though I cant imagine any band putting any merit into record sales these days) or they simply just disliked the sound and direction they had accustomed themselves to. The name of their previous album, Do Not Engage, almost seem liked foreshadowing, much like Green Day's major label debut, Dookie. But with The Pack's new album, the riffs rip and the drums pound not unlike they did back when the band was making mixtapes for funerals and killing computers. Something has changed, and I'm willing to bet the name of the album once again has more than a little something to do with it. Positive Thinking is out now on Candence Music.
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