PACKS – ” Silvertongue “

Posted: March 10, 2021 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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We’re thrilled to announce the debut album from Packs an increasingly visible presence in Toronto in the first part of 2020. With a string of intriguing lo-fi singles, appearing once every month or so on Bandcamp through 2019 had begun to persuade people to take notice in their hometown, where the band were sharing stages with people like Squirrel Flower and Odetta Hartman, and outside of it. Despite having rarely ventured outside of the city, and having never crossed the border into the US as a band, these early tracks caught our attention.

The band are formally announcing their debut LP “Take the Cake”, which will be released by Fire Talk in partnership with the Toronto indie Royal Mountain Records (Alvvays, Wild Pink, Mac Demarco) on May 21st digitally and July 9th on Vinyl.

To mark the announce the band are sharing the album’s first single Silvertongue,” a track that captures Packs at their fuzzed-out best.

“It’s easy to be lured into the comforts of past relationships,” says Packs leader Madeline Link. “What’s harder is dealing with years of exhaustion, mistrust, and always hoping. Ditch the whiplash of manipulation and decide what YOU want out of love! “

Toronto’s PACKS make music that’s like leafing through a diary entry of a time without visible movement, a subtle beauty that appears only when paying close attention. The band’s debut is a collection of songs that marry the loose but incisive jangle of early Pavement with the barbed sweetness of Sebadoh and the wide-eyed wonder of the first Shins LP. Written in two different settings, between the city limits of Toronto where Link was living in 2019, and the Ottawa suburbs where she was quarantined with her parents in the spring 2020, both remain complementary emblems of self-reflection and wry observation of the mundanity of daily life. 

From “Take The Cake” out 5/14 on Fire Talk / Royal Mountain. Packs’ Debut Album Out May 21st Digitally & on Vinyl this Summer,

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