“Paige Machine” by Packs

"Paige Machine" by Packs is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the band's forthcoming album Melt The Honey
Packs photo credit Eva Linl

PACKS,is the project of multi-artist Madeline Link, who are getting set to release their album Melt The Honey on January 19th via Fire Talk. They have shared two singles from the record so far, “Honey” and “HFCS.” The band have spent much of the fall on tour in North America with Geese. The band are currently on the road in the UK and Europe supporting Slow Pulp, and today they are sharing a third preview of their new LP, a track called “Paige Machine.”

“Paige Machine” opens with the hiss of rain from an epic thunderstorm that happened in the forests of Veracruz, where PACKS tracked the record. The most laidback track released from the record so far, the song is centered around a langorous slide guitar hook, and was inspired by Mark Twain, using a device he championed as a metaphor for life, wherein our stubborn, progress-hungry attempts to improve what is already working can lead to obsessive tinkering and endless re-dos.

Says Link:

“Twain invested in a printing device called the Paige Compositor, spent his life’s savings on it, and it worked almost perfectly. It would have been revolutionary, but then the inventor, Paige, took it apart to tweak something, make the machine work even better, and it never worked again. They say that this failure led to Mark Twain’s decline.”

Melt The Honey
Fire Talk Records

1. 89 Days
2. Honey
3. Pearly Whites
5. AmyW
6. Take Care
7. Her Garden
8. Paige Machine
9. Missy
10. Trippin
11. Time Loop

Packs 2024 Tour Dates

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

Pre-order Melt The Honey by Packs HERE


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