The band will officially release Mechanical on November 17, 2014 through Everything Sucks Music. Pacer’s last album was 2012’s Making Plans.
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Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 10:15 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
UK punks Pacer have released a stream of a new song titled “Relative Motions (MWR)”. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album Mechanical and you can give it a listen (as well as two other tracks off the album, “Mechanical” and “Hammers”) below.
Pacer will release Mechanical on November 17, 2014 through Everything Sucks Music.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:46 AM (PST) by The Torchbearer
UK punks Pacer have announced a new album to be called Mechanical that will be released on November 17th through Everything Sucks Music. To celebrate this announcement, the band is streaming the title track from the upcoming album.
You can check out the song and see what vocalist Mark Pavey has to say about the song below.
Pacer last released Making Plans in July 2012
“Making Plans” was self-released by the band, and follows a 7″ split the band did with Iron Chic last year.
The band will be self-releasing the album, available on July 2nd as a pay-what-you-want download and also as a limited edition book (with download code).
Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM (PST) by Johnny X
The song will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Making Plans,” due out July 2nd as a pay-what-you-want download on the day of release. The album will be accompanied with a limited edition book (with download code).
Friday, June 22, 2012 at 11:55 AM (PST) by Lauren Mills
The song will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Making Plans,” due out July 2nd as a pay-what-you-want download on the day of release as well as a limited edition book (with download code).
Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 7:28 PM (PST) by Johnny X
The song will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Making Friends,” due out July 2nd as a pay-what-you-want download on the day of release as well as a limited edition book (with download code).
Friday, June 15, 2012 at 10:04 AM (PST) by Rachel
UK punk band Pacer will be self-releasing their debut album, “Making Plans,” on July 2nd. The album was tracked over 2 days in a South London studio.
The album features 12 tracks and will be available as a pay-what-you-want download on the day of release. It will also be available as a limited edition book with download code, in an effort to examine the conventional ties between music, album artwork, and lyrics. Traditional physical formats will be available for release in late 2012. Leading up to the album’s release, the band has created a site to keep fans up to date with info on the record. Check it out here.
Pacer’s most recent release was their split 7″ with Long Island punk act Iron Chic, in 2011.
They say that size doesn’t matter, but Pacer‘s debut release “No. 1” is 10 inches (of vinyl) that I’ll never forget. With 7 kinetic punk tracks crammed into just over 15 minutes, I was initially worried that the short length of the record wasn’t going to supply me with enough substance to gain an adequate understanding of this up-and-coming band from London, England. Boy was I ever wrong. Pacer’s brand of straightforward, genuine punk rock is perfectly showcased in short format. I believe Polonius said it best in Hamlet when he famously quoted that “Brevity is the soul of Awesomeness”… or something like that.
The album plays out like an accidentaly introspective handwritten letter, stamped and addressed to a long lost friend, through which writing you learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible. It also doesn’t have a single weak track on it. The first song, “Circles around a Square”, is a strong opener that introduces us to Mark’s gruff yet endearing vocals. While not the most interesting song on the album musically, it’s definitely the most unique effort lyrically. Imagery referencing geometry, which begins in the title and is worked skillfully into the body of the lyrics (“Turn a corner”, “See this from the right angel”, “Our symmetries near enough perfect”), emphasises the songs message of empathy and hope in a less than perfect world (a theme that is carried throughout the album). What most impresses me about this song is the thoughtfulness and almost academic layering present in the lyrics, something which is rarely found in modern music, let alone Punk Rock.
The next track “XGU16X” bites a bit harder musically but still offers the same positive encouragement as the previous song. This hope-despite-despair attitude is what makes the record a perfect fit for Chunksaah Records, which was founded by the eternal optimists themselves, the Bouncing Souls. The popping bass line, reminiscent of The Descendents, hints at the bands’ pop-punk influences, but the harsher vocals add a unique spin to the bands’ overall sound.
“Rediscovering the Telephone” was an instant favourite of mine, thanks to it’s aurally intense opening vocals and catchy chorus. This track will remain on my summer road trip playlist for years to come.
The brash and desperate self-reassurance of “Everything’s Fine” could easily fit in with the current American Midwest punk scene along the likes of Dear Landlord or Off With Their Heads.
A welcome decrease in tempo comes with “Pasternak”, putting Mark’s emotionally charged vocals at centre stage.
Directly after the slowest jam on the record comes the perfectly contrasted, musical bombardment that is “Lonely Critics”, the fastest, roughest and most face-melting song on the album. The lightning quick drumming is the kind that I crave on every punk record, and shouts to those listening that Pacer truly knows how to rock the fuck out.
“The Long Drop” closes out the record, but while Mark claims that he is “tired of singing these platitudes”, the song (and entire album) feels far from prosaic.
Like any great punk rock record, Pacer’s “No. 1” assaults the senses with urgency, emotion and a desire to be heard. Timely bursts of backing vocals and harmonies add a fullness to the songs that beg the listener to shout along with the lyrics. Pacer’s “No. 1” is a record that has a diverse array of sounds present within it, giving the band a fully stocked arsenal with which to explore their first full length release, which I am so excited for I just might pee myself.
Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:28 PM (PST) by Johnny X
No word on when this split will be released but you can stream (and download) the Iron Chic songs here.
Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 5:50 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
Long Island punk outfit Iron Chic just finished up recording two new 7″s for the “Cutesy Mons-Tour, Man” Euro Tour in May 2011. One is a split with UK punk outfit, Pacer, to be released on All In Vinyl for their split 7″ series. It features 2 new songs from each band. The other is the “Cosmic Future” Euro Tour Single 7″ on Yo-Yo Records which includes “Cosmic Future,” a B-side and a cover. Expect to see them for digital sale and streaming soon via their BandCamp.
The band’s European tour will be kicking off in May. Check out the dates here.
The band released the lauded “Not Like This” in 2010.
Monday, September 6, 2010 at 5:24 PM (PST) by Johnny X
UK punk outfit, Pacer are releasing their debut self-titled EP through Chunksaah Records next week. To give fans a taste of what’s to come the band has added a new song off the EP titled “Pasternak” to their MySpace page.
While you’re on their profile you can also stream two previously streaming songs from the EP; “Rediscovering the Telephone” and “Circles Around A Square”.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 9:05 AM (PST) by brittles
UK punk outfit, Pacer (former members of London group, The Steal) have announced plans to release a 7 track EP in September. The quartet will be releasing the EP on ‘super sweet’ colored vinyl and digitally through Chunksaah Records.
You can check out the new track Rediscovering the Telephone over on their MySpace page.