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The Pack A.D. look forward to Lethbridge and new CD

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Vancouver based blues/ garage rock duo The Pack A.D. have a solid schedule and a new CD, The Pack A.D. return to Lethbridge, July 21. Photo by Richard Amery“Unperson” to be released Sept. 13. So they plan to take the month of August off.

“‘Unperson’ comes out on Sept. 13, so we’ll do a fall release tour then. We’re just playing a few shows in July for ‘We Kill Computers,”” said drummer Maya Miller.

“We have a couple festivals in July like the Nakusp Music Fest and the Gateway and Northbynortheast, but we’re going to take the month of August off so we can feel like people again, and get rested up and get ready for the fall.” she said.

The duo, completed by guitarist/ vocalist Becky Black are looking forward to playing the Slice again, July 21. They have played there twice and Henotic as well.

“This will be the last tour on We Kill Computers, so we’ll be playing a lot from that and a couple from the new one. But it will be a proper send-off for it,” she said.
“In Lethbridge we‘re going to play a lot from that album and songs from all three, but predominately from the last couple. And some new songs.”

They are looking forward to their time off.
“Becky will probably go camping. I might too. But I might take a road trip to Seattle, though it sounds silly as we spend most of our time in a car,” she said.
 Miller is pleased with how well audiences responded to the more garage rock feel of “We Kill Computers.”
“It did do well. It was better for us because we got to do what we wanted be doing.  And it carried on to the new record. It’s more garage rock,” she said.

They turned more toward garage rock and way from blues due to their live show.
“People responded more to more aggressive garage rock and we just started playing less of the slower music. And we’d be playing last so the crowds would have had a couple of drinks,” she continued.
 They hired Detroit based producer Jim Diamond to do ‘Unpersons.”
“He came out to Vancouver to record it, then we flew out to Detroit to mix it. We were seeing eye-to-eye on a lot of things. He had a lot of great ideas. It was like having a third person in the band. So we got the best situation we could have,” she said adding they got along well and Diamond brought a bag of vintage microphones which helped a lot.
“We brought all of these special mics fro my drums including one from Russia. And he brought Becky a bag of crappy looking old effects pedals. But they had a great sound, Just because they look crappy, it doesn’t mean you can’t get a great sound from them,” she observed.

—By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 July 2011 15:24 )  
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