The Pack A.D. 'Meta Animal' (EP stream)

The Pack A.D. 'Meta Animal' (EP stream)
Hard-rockin' Vancouver duo the Pack A.D. unleashed their latest full-length effort Do Not Engage last year, and they're ready to follow it up with a new EP called Meta Animal — which you can stream on Exclaim! right now.
 
Last week, the band revealed a new video for "Animal," which appears on both Do Not Engage and the new mini-album. But in addition to that track, Meta Animal offers up three new tunes from the West Coast outfit.
 
The Detroit-inspired "Motorvate" delivers the powerful blues-punk punch the Pack A.D. have come to be known for, serving up crunchy guitars, thumping drums and ferocious vocals. "Back in a Hole" shows off a bit of a softer side, while closer "Nightcrawler" — a cover of Thee Oh Sees — brings back the heavy distortion and raunchy reverb and features vocals from both band members, Becky Black and Maya Miller.

Of the cover, the band explained in a statement: "Covering a Thee Oh Sees song was a no brainer, as they're a mutual favourite band. Most of the appeal to choosing 'Nightcrawler' as the cover, was that we both sing the whole song which is a first for us."
 
Meta Animal is officially out today (May 19) on iTunes through Nettwerk, and you can give it a listen in its entirety below.