In 1962, Neil Sedaka said, “Breaking up is hard to do.” Well, breaking up just got a whole lot easier thanks to Unpersons, the fourth album in The Pack A.D.’s indomitable catalog. This is the album to vaporize those who shall not be named; it will erase any trace of their existence with a dense cloud of fuzzbomb riffs, tribal rhythms and hard (legal) drugs.Braving a bombardment of devils, ghosts, mutants and arseholes, drum demolisher Maya Miller and belligerent guitarist / vocalist Becky Black have never shown so much determination and prowess. The Vancouver duo’s confidence in the studio and skill as musicians have grown exponentially between records, culminating with an epically fierce explosion of blues, punk and garage rock that dwarfs all that came before it. Neither mythological beast nor unrepentant dipstick stands a chance of surviving Unpersons’ aural onslaught.Like their last two albums, The Pack A.D. recorded Unpersons at the legendary Hive Studios with engineer Jesse Gander. However, where famed Detroit producer Jim Diamond (The White Stripes, The Detroit Cobras, Electric 6) mastered 2010’s We Kill Computers from afar, he flew in—on his own insistence—to produce Unpersons firsthand. After these sessions, the band went back with him to Michigan to perfect the mixing together.The result is a flawless record that takes all the snarl, piss, vinegar, venom and vitriol heard on their first three albums into a realm that is distinctly their own. Any reference to The Kills or White Stripes is no longer relevant. When Unpersons hits, the duo will have inarguably established themselves as a band by which to compare others.Long live The Pack A.D.!