Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Haunt You” by The Pack A.D. from the 2011 release Unpersons on Mint Records.
So you’ve survived Snowmageddon 2012. The only thing keeping off cabin fever for many of us is tasty new music filling up our earholes. Today’s artist is a duo from Vancouver who have been making quite a splash in the Canadian independent music scene, and it’s easy to see why. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller aren’t only allerative, they rock too. Their music is a mixtures of blues, art punk, and equal measure of garage rock they bring to mind Black Keys and the White Stripes. Today’s featured song, “Haunt You,” has a driving beat and anti-Fleet Foxian drony harmonies. Though their earlier stuff had a lot more humor to it (check out this summery video for “Crazy” from their last album we kill computers. Back bacon and Jello shots have never been hotter, eh?), this time around they worked with Jim Diamond (The Dirtbombs, The White Stripes) and seem to be tightening up their sound and moving in a good direction.
Not only are The Pack A.D. currently on tour, but you can catch them tomorrow (1/21) with Hobosexual and Watch It Sparkle at The Tractor. You can find more shows and information on their website. In the meantime, check out the video for “Haunt You”: