The Pack A.D.’s It Was Fun While It Lasted Tops Today’s Album Announcements

The long-serving Vancouver duo are calling it a day with their upcoming release.

The good news: Vancouver indie-rock duo The Pack A.D. are putting out a new album. The bad news: It’s their final release “for the foreseeable future.” The aptly titled It Was Fun While It Lasted comes out April 17, preceded by the equally telling single Give Up, which you can watch above. While the duo insist they aren’t breaking up, drummer Maya Miller made this statement: “We’ve been a band for so long, and it’s very insular in so many ways, especially when you’re a duo. It is this Us vs The World feeling, that highlights Becky singing “you may feel leftover but you’ll always make my team.” This song really lays bare all the frustration and depression that has become part and parcel of doing what we love. We love playing music. We love our fans. We would be lying though, if we didn’t say that rock music is a boys club and it is a constant battle to keep our space carved out as women. This song is about deciding what’s best for us and taking that control. The end refrain is that pact with no judgement or strings attached: “Say you give up. I give in.” Fair enough. Scroll down to check out the rest of the albums announced in the past day or so, and hit the packed Upcoming Releases page for everything else coming out this year.

March 27

Nicolas Jaar | Cenizas
Mayflower Madame | Prepared For A Nightmare
Gavilán Rayna Russom | Secret Passage

April 3

Dynazty | The Dark Delight
Yaeji | What We Drew 우리가 그려왔던

April 10

Lord Vigo | Danse De Noir

April 17

Foes | American Violence EP
The Pack A.D. | It Was Fun While It Lasted

April 24

Auroch | Stolen Angelic Tongues / All The Names Of The Night EP
Luka Kuplowsky | Judee Justin Arthur Mary
MTBT (Mumbling Thom + The Blue Tree) | Shadows & Dust
Nova One | Lovable
Talking Book | Talking Book II
White Poppy | Paradise Gardens

May 1

Mare Berger | The Moon is Always Full

May 8

Bishop Nehru | Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts
Watch Clark | Backscatter Effect EP
Bridget Kearney & Benjamin Lazar Davis | Still Flying
Margo Price | That’s How Rumors Get Started
RAC | Boy
Amanda St. John
| The Muscle Shoals Sessions
Shiner | The Egg

May 15

Lesley Barth | Big Time Baby
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down | Temple
Various Artists | Pacific Breeze 2: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-1986

May 22

Deradoorian | | Find The Sun
Jerrod Dickenson | Ready The Horses

May 29

Lou Canon | Audomatic Body
Protomartyr | Ultimate Success Today

June 5

Mark Olson & Ingunn Ringvold | Magdalen Accepts The Invitation
Westerman | Your Hero Is Not Dead
Working Men’s Club | Working Men’s Club

June 12

Manic Street Preachers | Gold Against The Soul Deluxe Edition

June 19

Atavist | III: Absolution
Neil Young | Return to Greendale

July 3

Dream Wife | So When You Gonna …

July 24

Neil Young | Archives Volume 2

October 16

Neil Young | Rust Bucket

November 27

Neil Young | Young Shakespeare

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