The Amps were a band from Dayton, Ohio. They were formed by Kim Deal in 1995 after her group the Breeders went on hiatus, after Deal's sister and bandmate Kelley was arrested for heroin possession. With Kelley in rehab, in St Paul, Minnesota, Kim announced plans for a solo project before conceptualizing it as a group and recruiting Jim MacPherson, the drummer from the Breeders, and Luis Lerma and Nate Farley, two friends from Dayton.
This is the title track of the only album released by the group. Kim told Mojo magazine June 2013: "Pacer was mostly a love letter to Kelley. I was feeling love, anger, worry, resentment, and gratitude that nothing worse happened."
Pacer was released in late October 1995 but did not sell very well. In the USA, it reached #29 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.