Photo Credit: Mark Maryanovich
REVEAL TRACK LISTING, ALBUM ART AND MORE TOUR DATES
Toronto, ON – September 15, 2017 – Last month, Vancouver duo The Pack A.D. announced their forthcoming album Dollhouse will be out October 13 via Cadence Music and today they have shared the title track via CBC q. Listen to “Dollhouse” here.
On the track, lead singer/guitarist Becky Black says, “We live in a dollhouse. A tiny, warm, fragile bubble. We exist only because it exists. We are confined to it, as we are confined to our individual minds. The instability of our current climate, both political and global, should be enough to unnerve anyone. Whether we choose to accept and believe this reality, collectively, and make the necessary changes… That is a great unknown. May you live in interesting times, indeed.”
Dollhouse wastes no time addressing those issues with its nine tracks clocking in at just under 30 minutes, making it the band’s most succinct album yet. Recorded under the smoke-drenched skies of Vancouver, B.C. at Raincity Recorders, during one of the provinces worst wildfire seasons ever, Dollhouse is a product of the gloom that surrounds them and the rest of the world in these politically turbulent times. 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.
The band will head out on an extensive North American tour this fall, that will include dates in Toronto, Montreal and a very special hometown show in Vancouver at Rickshaw on December 8. Check out the full itinerary below.
Dollhouse (Cadence Music)
Out October 13, 2017
Dollhouse Tour 2017
Oct 6 Spirit Bar – Nelson, B.C.
Oct 12 Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
Oct 13 27 York – Ottawa, ON
Oct 14 Turbo Haus – Montreal, QC
Oct 17 DeTour Music Hall – St. Catherine’s, ON
Oct 18 Mill’s Hardware – Hamilton, ON
Oct 19 Call The Office – London, ON
Oct 20 Red Dog – Peterborough, ON
Oct 21 Moustache Club – Oshawa, ON ****
Oct 25 The Magic Bag – Detroit, MI
Oct 26 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
Oct 27 Brickhause Tavern – Stevens Point, WI
Oct 28 The Lift – Dubuque, IA
Oct 29 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
Oct 30 The Entry – St. Paul, MN
Nov 1 Amigo’s – Saskatoon, SK
Nov 2 The Krossing – Red Deer, AB ****
Nov 3 Commonwealth – Calgary, AB
Nov 4 Doc Willoughby’s – Kelowna, BC
Nov 24 The Doug Fir – Portland, OR ****
Nov 25 The Bartlett – Spokane, WA ****
Nov 26 HIFI – Eugene, OR ****
Nov 29 Casbah – San Diego, CA ****
Nov 30 The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA ****
Dec 1 The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA ****
Dec 2 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA ****
Dec 7 Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA ****
Dec 8 Rickshaw – Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 9 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA ****