PACKS shares new track and video ‘HFCS’ from their new album ‘MELT THE HONEY’ out 19Th January on Fire Talk Records.
UK tour with Slow Pulp.
Gearing up to release their second album in the space of year, the Madeline Link led project PACKS have just dropped a new track. 'HFCS' is classic slacker rock, a lo-fi scuzzy tune elevated by Link's mumbled delivery of a sneakily sublime melody
In September, PACKS announced their third LP Melt The Honey (due out January 19th on Fire Talk). The album is the second in 12 months from the Madeline Link-led project, the announcement led into a sold out NYC headlining show and a US tour in support of Gees3e, and was marked by the release of the single "Honey".
Where "Honey" concerned a natural sweetener, "HFCS" is titled for the much maligned high fructose corn syrup. It's a classic slacker rock track of the type that has become PACKS' calling card, a fuzzed out, punchy song elevated by Link's mumbled delivery of a sneakily sublime melody. The track is accompanied by a video shot in Las Vegas during the band's recent US tour. Of the track Link says:
Why do people gamble? Why do people take leaps of faith? Why do people like winning? Why do people drink coke? Why is corn such a heavily subsidized crop for U.S. farmers? Why are you addicted to that thing you wish you wouldn’t do but that you can’t help but do?
Full details of the band's upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Photo by Eva Link
Tour Dates Nov 30 - Liverpool, UK - Jimmy’s# Dec 01 - Glasgow, UK - the Hug & Pint# Dec 02 - Dublin, IE - Workmen’s Club# Dec 04 - Manchester, UK - Yes# Dec 05 - Bristol, UK - Strange Brew# Dec 06 - London, UK - Moth Club# Dec 07 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store# Dec 10 - Antwerp, BE - Trix# Dec 11 - Paris, FR - L’International# Dec 13 - Berlin, DE @ Bedehaus Szimiple# Dec 14 - Leipzig, DE - Conne Island# Dec 15 - Schorndorf, DE - Club Manufaktur# Dec 16 - Munster, DE - Gleis 22# # supporting Slow Pulp