Lost Lake Presents
The Pack A.D.
Meeting House, Plastic Daggers, See Night
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmLost Lake
$13 - $15
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punch of searing guitar riffs and pulverizing drums, a signature symbiosis of raucous garage-rock that
singer/guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller have perfected over the past decade. With their
new release, Dollhouse, the band is eager to follow up last year’s critically-acclaimed Positive
Thinkingwith urgent thoughts on the current climate of the world.
Dollhouse wastes no time addressing those issues with its nine tracks clocking in at just
smoke-drenched skies of Vancouver, B.C. at Raincity Recorders, during one of the province’s worst
wildfire seasons ever, Dollhouseis a product of the gloom that surrounds them and the rest of the
world in these politically turbulent times. “Everything just feels like it’s sped up so rapidly and every
day, there’s some new shitty thing that’s making it feel apocalyptic,” Miller says. Black adds that they
approached this album with “a more positive outlook,” but, ironically, the results veered darker.
Dollhouse, especially its stomping title track, is a response to the calamity and the toxicity that’s
suffocating our Earth. Miller describes songs like bleary-eyed opener, “Woke Up Weird,” as a “theplanet-is-doomed” anthem, a track that exhales with frustration (“I feel the planet/giving up”) but is
clearly not going down without a fight.
It’s an album that equally explores the personal and political, with the concept of a dollhouse acting as
“both a reminder of the closed ecosystem we all inhabit, the grander scale, and the miniscule confines
of our individual minds, neither of which we can escape from,” as Black explains. “The anxiety of
existing is a throughline in the lyrics on Dollhouse.”
When Dollhouse goes inward, it takes shape in the form of something The Pack A.D. has rarely
written about: love and relationships. “Not Alright” claws through buzzsaw riffs in search for happiness
and “Because of You” is perhaps the most romantic track the band has ever written, like a hollowed
ghost of a ‘50s pop song yearning for a connection.
Wherever aguish is in your life, the songs on Dollhouse want you to know you’re not alone. “For me,
it’s less depressing and more commiserating,” Miller says. It’s a cathartic release that, in more ways
than one, couldn’t arrive any sooner.
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