This first single from the Vancouver duo The Pack A.D.‘s upcoming third album, We Kill Computers, packs a real wallop. From the first notes of its droning bass line, it’s clear the girls, whose previous albums filled rooms with their weighty blues anthems, have now moved into new territory. While Crazy is not nearly the strongest offering on this furious riff-heavy record, it is a welcome signpost that the new direction the band has chosen may be the right one. Though the track loses points for its first half’s eerie similarity to The White Stripes’ Hardest Button To Button, it earns them all back with its latter portion’s generous use of cowbell. We Kill Computers drops Tuesday, April 27. Mark your calendars. Meanwhile, download Crazy for free.
Published in Volume 64, Number 21 of The Uniter (March 4, 2010)