Last year it was the Arcade Fire. And in 2005, by all accounts, Canada's Wolf Parade is the band that has all underground music geeks claiming to have discovered first. Their debut, Apologies to the Queen Mary, warrants the alarm system they've set off. The four-piece has the charming glee that made Arcade Fire's debut so strong, a poetic sense that could get 'em to sub for The Decemberists' Colin Meloy as indie-rock's unwitting professor, and an insistent, punchy bottom end that causes shaggy denizens of the underworld to look down and proclaim, "My god, my hips. They're... they're... moving!" Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse recorded a good portion of their debut on Sub Pop Records, and the stylistic inheritance is undeniable. Their San Diego show will be that show, when the Smoking Patio Mafia at the Casbah discusses the housing market in greater Montreal. Search out the songs "This Heart's On Fire" and "Shine a Light," listen, and buy your tickets now. 619-232-HELL.