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The combo that brought post-hardcore to the Canadian mainstream, Alexisonfire formed in Saint Catharines, Ontario, in 2001. Vocalist George Pettit, guitarist/vocalists Dallas Green and Wade MacNeil, bassist Steele, and drummer Jesse Ingelevics debuted in 2002 with a self-titled effort for the Toronto-based Distort imprint. The album did very well in Canada, garnering a lot of support for the band from MuchMusic video network. That exposure led to a distribution deal with the respected American hardcore and punk label Equal Vision, which then issued Alexisonfire's sophomore effort in June 2004. Watch Out! was even more ambitious than its predecessor, mixing moments of melodic grace with the wiry explosiveness that Alex had already trademarked. The next year, Ingelevics exited the group to be replaced by ex-Jersey drummer Jordan Hastings. A split with fellow countrymen Moneen appeared on Vagrant that November. Green also began working on some acoustic solo material, debuting the moniker City and Colour with 2005's Sometimes. (Subsequent full-lengths by the project became even more popular than Alexisonfire's work.) Alexisonfire had become an official part of Vagrant's roster by summer 2006, performing on their Warped Tour side stage and releasing explosive full-length number three, Crisis, that August. The guys then hit up the Reading and Leeds festivals in the U.K. prior to embarking on an extensive fall tour of Canada. MacNeil soon followed Green's City and Colour success with a side project of his own, Black Lungs, which debuted in 2008 with the album Send Flowers. Fourth album Old Crows/Young Cardinals was unsurprisingly a hit in Canada upon its release in 2009, and it also earned the band their highest chart position in the U.S. An experimental EP titled Dog's Blood followed in 2010. By the end of the year, however, Green had decided to leave the band. MacNeil's departure followed soon after (he joined British hardcore band Gallows), and the band's attempts at recording a fifth album soon came to a halt. Alexisonfire reunited in 2012 for the farewell tour they thought their fans deserved, and in 2013, released a box set collecting their work. Another reunion tour was announced in March 2015, spanning major festival dates throughout the summer. ~ Johnny Loftus
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  2.   Young Cardinals
  3.   Old Crows
  4.   Boiled Frogs
  5.   This Could Be Anywhere in the World
  6.   Accidents
  7.   Waterwings (And the Other Pool Side Fashion Faux Pas)
  8.   Happiness By the Kilowatt
  9.   We Are the Sound
  10.   To a Friend
  11.   The Northern
  12.   Rough Hands
  13.   Burial
  14.   Get Fighted
  15.   The Dead Heart
  16.   Dog's Blood
  17.   Emerald Street
  18.   Born and Raised
  19.   Crisis
  20.   We Are the End
  21.   You Burn First
  22.   Passing Out in America
  23.   Control
  24.   Little Girls Pointing and Laughing
  25.   44 Calibre Lover Letter
  26.   Thrones
  27.   Sons of Privilege
  28.   Midnight Regulations
  29.   Accept Crime
  30.   Charlie Sheen vs Henry Rollins
  31.   White Devil
  32.   Hey, It's Your Funeral Mama
  33.   Side Walk When She Walks
  34.   Pulmonary Archery
  35.   A Dagger Through the Heart of St. Angeles
  36.   My God Is a Reasonable Man
  37.   Two Sisters
  38.   Vex
  39.   We've Always Been Music Geeks
  40.   Rest When It's Over
  41.   Don't Need to Do Anything to It
  42.   No Rest
  43.   Heading for the Sun
  44.   Keep It on Wax
  45.   Mailbox Arson
  46.   Drunks, Lovers, Sinners and Saints
  47.   Tonight I Am Going to Wash the Hippy
  48.   That Girl Possessed
  49.   Sharks and Danger
  50.   No Transitory
  51.   Counterparts and Number Them
  52.   The Philosophical Significance of Shooting My Sister in the Face: An Essay by James Secord
  53.   Wayfarer Youth
  54.   (I'm) Stranded
  55.   Grey
  56.   Black as Jet
  57.   Worthless to Your Employer
  58.   That Was Our Meticulous Plan
  59.   Reaching a Point of Cliche
  60.   Looking at an Old Photo
  61.   Here's a Part, Here's a Part, Here's a Part
  62.   Expectations
  63.   Battered by the Blues
  64.   Australia
  65.   Adelleda
  66.   Polaroids of Polar Bears
  67.   The Kennedy Curse
  68.   Jubella
  69.   It Was Fear of Myself That Made Me Odd
  70.   Bleed and Blister
  71.   The Process

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