The Pack A.D.


Following in the tradition of the Black Keys and the White Stripes, the Pack A.D. play a swaggering blend of rock and electric blues. The female duo is comprised of drummer Maya Miller and vocalist/guitarist Becky Black, both of whom left their previous Pixies-styled band to focus on bluesier influences. Combining the throaty wails of Janis Joplin with the flexibility of a loose rhythm section, the Pack A.D. emerged in 2006 as one of Vancouver's most buzz-worthy bands. Mint Records took notice, signing the group in 2007 and releasing their debut album, Tintype, the following January. Funeral Mix Tape, the duo's second offering, was issued just eight months later.