New Signing: The Pack A.D.

“A fantastically gritty rock duo.” – NPR “All Songs Considered”

“High-dudgeon garage from two pissed-off gals trying to hold onto a shred of their humanity in 21st America.” – Pop Matters

“One of the year’s nastiest rock albums” – Toronto Star

Nettwerk Music Group is thrilled to announce the signing of the indomitable Vancouver duo The Pack A.D.

Who is The Pack A.D.? A jaw-dropping statement. To best experience what this means, watch the excellent music video for standout track “Positronic.” The above video has some unexpected (and grisly) moments; consider yourselves warned.

Comprised of drummer Maya Miller and belligerent guitarist/vocalist Becky Black, The Pack A.D. is an epically fierce explosion of punk, psych and garage rock. The revered duo formed in 2006 and established themselves as an integral part of Canada’s soundscape with the releases of Tintype (2007), Funeral Mixtape (2008) and We Kill Computers (2010). For their most recent output, Unpersons (2011), they teamed up with famed Detroit producer Jim Diamond (Electric Six, The White Stripes, The Mooney Suzuki), earning a 2013 Juno nomination in the category of “Breakthrough Group Of The Year.”

The Pack A.D. is all things snarl, piss, vinegar, venom and vitriol – and expect nothing less when they head back to the studios with Diamond for their forthcoming Nettwerk debut.

When asked for a quote, the brilliantly wicked Miller sums it up best with lyrics from Kool Moe Dee, “To say rock is not work, is ludicrous. Whoever said it, must be new to this. When you hear me, you'll compare me to a prophet for profit. Not merely putting words together for recreation, each rhyme's a dissertation. You wanna know my occupation? I get paid to rock the nation. I go to work.”

The Pack A.D. is the latest addition to Nettwerk’s expanding label roster, which includes artists like Ladytron, Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Family Of The Year, BOY, State Radio and Passenger as well as catalogue artists like Skinny Puppy, The Submarines and fun. They also join recent Canadian label signings like Current Swell and Joshua Hyslop as Nettwerk continues to be seeking out the best of the flourishing Canadian music scene.

“I've watched The Pack's rise with great interest these last five years,” says Nettwerk Music Group President Ric Arboit. “Last November, I headed to their homecoming show and, being a jaded industry weasel, I stood at the back of the venue. Within minutes, without even thinking about it, I found myself two rows from the stage where I was subjected to a blistering assault of rawk and roll. Becky and Maya have fine-tuned their craft with considerable touring in both North America and abroad; they are monsters on stage. We are excited about their new release.”

Stay tuned for more news in the coming months.

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