La Chocolaterie (VK*Concerts), Brussels
19.30 | €12 | Free for Subbacultcha! members
After self-releasing two EPs and recording their debut full-length, Post- Nothing, also slated for self-release, this Vancouver rock duo had every intention of packing it up and calling it quits, frustrated by the lukewarm response they were receiving in their hometown. Just as their young hearts’ fire was dying out, Pitchfork tossed a Molotov cocktail into the embers in the form of a ‘Best New Music’ nod. The sudden recognition led to relentless touring, and in May of this year their sophomore album, Celebration Rock. With the energy and reckless abandon to match their debut and the epic, high-density thrills to supercede it, it ranks among the rock most worth celebrating so far this century.