PACKS (2023 (Live Artists))
If in a parallel universe the epicentre of ‘90s slack rock took place in storied Laurel Canyon, there would probably be dozens of bands like PACKS. In our reality, there is not — Maddie Link’s recording project is a little Liz Phair, a little sunbathing on acid. 2023 album Crispy Crunch Nothing (that title!) is a serious showing of her distinct songwriting style and eerie vocal delivery.