Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New The Pack A.D. - "Making Gestures"

Download: The Pack A.D. - "Making Gestures"

Quick: Name a blues-influence duo who've revived a brand of garage-rock that splits the difference between The Stooges' primal urgency and Led Zepplin's libido-heavy romp-stomp...Did you say the White Stripes? Oh, boy, this is going to get awkward. No, this is not them. This is The Pack A.D. who, while being very similar, are still...very similar. However, to be fair, that's only on the chorus. The beginning of their new song, "Making Gestures", which is the first single from the British twosome's upcoming record The Funeral Mixtape, begins quietly with a sole distorted guitar. Intriguingly, there's just enough soul to suggest a collaboration between Jack White and Tracy Chapman. It's a shame that The Pack A.D. didn't further pursue the soul connection. From there, the song explodes in a manner fitting of the Stripes or Zeppelin. I'm sure this would sound pretty decent live, and singer Becky Black can certainly howl with the bet of them but in a studio setting, this is definitely treading all-too-familiar ground.

The Funeral Mixtape is out on August 12th, 2008.

The Pack A.D. MySpace Page

(Jonathan Graef)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Pack A.D. is not British. The album is just called Funeral Mixtape.

10:47 PM  

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