Saturday, August 20, 2011
REVIEW: The Pack a.d. - Unpersons
Here's the Soundcloud page where you can listen to and download "Sirens", the first song. It's a great little piece of noisy drumming, distorted guitars and melodious vocals:
Sirens by Riot Act
For a band with just two people, there's a decent variety in tempos, guitar sounds and even vocals - some of it with a real snarl - with the common denominator being that it's all rocking. Where "Sirens" has a real nice vocal and garage-rock base, song four, "8" is pure punk... with a tribal drumbeat, snarled vocals and a shouted call-and-response on the chorus. Then a little further along, "Positronic" gets kind of psychedelic.
Here's a recent live video which shows you that, yes, it's two humans making all that rock:
And here's a video from a previous album, notable for being hilarious and rocking:
They're embarking on a tour soon, and the album is due for release September 13.
The Pack a.d. Website