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 announce led into a sold out NYC headlining show and a US tour in support of Geese, and was marked by the release of the single "Honey," which say an enthusiastic response from outlets like FADER, Stereogum, BrooklynVegan, Exclaim and Paste, who described it as "a sweet delight."

Today, ahead of a UK/EU tour with Slow Pulp, PACKS are sharing a second single from their new LP, a track called "HFCS."


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 bands upcoming tour dates can be found below.

PACKS' Melt The Honey is available for preorder HERE

Tour Dates

  • Nov 29 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club#
  • 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

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