Support: Crowd of ChairsBEL
Indierock infused with postpunk
The American indierock band Pile are coming back once again to VERA after their last show in 2017.
From their earliest days as the solo project of frontman Rick Maguire, Pile have followed an unusual path through a decade in which rock bands have generally receded from the cultural spotlight. Starting out in 2007, in the then thriving Boston DIY scene, the band rapidly became heroes and standard-bearers for their hometown’s music community, garnering a cultish-adoration that has only intensified as that cult has grown, expanding by word of mouth across the country and throughout the globe.
‘All Fiction’, the band’s eighth record, finds the ambitious group assembling its most texturally complex material yet—despite the fraught inspiration underscoring its restive lyrics. Alongside the blistering drums and scorched-earth riffs that first galvanized Pile’s dedicated fanbase, the band has incorporated elegiac strings, mystifying vocal corrosions, and haunting synths.
Support: Crowd Of Chairs
Crowd Of Chairs is a Belgian noise rock/postpunk band based in Ghent. The band consists of guitarist/vocalist Mitch Van Laecke, drummer/vocalist Manu Mahie and bassist Benjamin Caes.
Founded in 2014, the band got picked up fast by national promoters and grew up to one of the most exciting Belgian alternative rock acts. Crowd Of Chairs always kept their true DIY spirit in mind while recording new music. They like to refer to bands like Liars, Metz and Part Chimp.