Mint Has Remastered The Pack a.d.'s Debut Album and Shared Bonus Track "All Reasons" to Celebrate!
Tintype Out Digitally and on Limited Edition Colour Vinyl from Mint Records on September 28, 2018
Mint Records is very excited to announce that we will be re-issuing the debut album of Vancouver grit-rock warriors The Pack a.d. on exclusive colour vinyl. The band originally recorded the album as their demo tape which Mint then released as their first album in 2008. Today we shared a long lost deep cut, "All Reasons", that was rescued from some dusty tapes and will be added to the digital version of the album. The re-issue also featured updated cover art based on the band's original art from their CDR demo. If you can find the original we challenge you to spot the differences!
It all started in the mid ‘aughts. This band called The Pack came out of nowhere with some dirt and booze flavoured garage rock and the world made them put “a.d.” at the end of their name to signify that things would never be the same. Soon after recording their debut album, Tintype, the band came over to the Mint offices with a bottle of Jack Daniels and walked out of there with a record contract. Tintype came out shortly after in the middle of a grey January in 2008.
A decade later the band has played close to a thousand shows and released seven albums. Their music still feels like a cup of black coffee that you drank too fast (why is my leg moving like that?) but along the way Tintype fell out of print. We’ve decided to fix that. Tintype is finally being re-issued on the format it was meant to be heard… vinyl. We had it re-mastered and we dug through some dusty boxes for old flyers and photos to include in the liner notes to make it extra special and remind you of what you missed or can’t remember.
The Pack a.d. is going back on the road this fall. You’ll be able to get the limited edition gold vinyl version of Tintype from them at all of their shows as well as some special anniversary party in-stores at our favourite record shops.
THE PACK A.D. LIVE:
Aug 31 Spirit Bar - Nelson, B.C. #
Sept 1 The Northern - Fernie, B.C.
Sept 5 Commonwealth - Calgary, AB #
Sept 6 The Station - Edmonton, AB #
Sept 7 Amigos - Saskatoon, SK #
Sept 8 West End Cultural Center - Winnipeg, MB #
Sept 10 White Rabbit - Indianapolis, IN ^^
Sept 11 Northside Tavern - Cincinnati, OH ^^
Sept 12 Gibson Music Hall - Appelton, WI ^^
Sept 13 Company Brewing - Milwaukee, WI ^^
Sept 15 SuperCrawl - Hamilton, ON
Sept 17 Phog Lounge - Windsor, ON # **
Sept 18 Call the Office - London, ON # **
Sept 20 Horseshoe Tavern - Toronto, ON # **
Sept 21 27 Club - Ottawa, ON # **
Sept 22 TBA - Montreal, QC
# Sorry Edith (Vancouver, BC)
^^ Brother O Brother (Indianapolis, IN)
** Basement Revolver (Hamilton, ON)