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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.   This Could Be Anywhere in the World
  3.   Boiled Frogs
  4.   .44 Caliber Love Letter
  5.   Young Cardinals
  6.   Old Crows
  7.   Accidents
  8.   Waterwings (And the Other Pool Side Fashion Faux Pas)
  9.   Happiness By the Kilowatt
  10.   Rough Hands
  11.   We Are the End
  12.   We Are the Sound
  13.   Mailbox Arson
  14.   Drunks, Lovers, Sinners and Saints
  15.   No Transitory
  16.   The Northern
  17.   Accept Crime
  18.   Hey, It's Your Funeral Mama
  19.   Get Fighted
  20.   Born and Raised
  21.   To a Friend
  22.   Keep It on Wax
  23.   White Devil
  24.   That Girl Possessed
  25.   Control
  26.   A Dagger Through the Heart of St. Angeles
  27.   The Dead Heart
  28.   Grey
  29.   Dog's Blood
  30.   Battered By the Blues
  31.   Australia
  32.   Heading for the Sun
  33.   Emerald Street
  34.   Burial
  35.   Crisis
  36.   You Burn First
  37.   Charlie Sheen vs Henry Rollins
  38.   Bleed and Blister
  39.   Side Walk When She Walks
  40.   Pulmonary Archery
  41.   Little Girls Pointing and Laughing
  42.   Where No One Knows
  43.   Counterparts and Number Them
  44.   44 Calibre Lover Letter
  45.   (I'm) Stranded
  46.   Black as Jet
  47.   Worthless to Your Employer
  48.   We've Always Been Music Geeks
  49.   That Was Our Meticulous Plan
  50.   Rest When It's Over
  51.   Reaching a Point of Cliche
  52.   Looking at an Old Photo
  53.   Expectations
  54.   Don't Need to Do Anything to It
  55.   Sons of Privilege
  56.   No Rest
  57.   Midnight Regulations
  58.   Tonight I Am Going to Wash the Hippy
  59.   Sharks and Danger
  60.   It Was Fear of Myself That Made Me Odd
  61.   Jubella
  62.   Adelleda
  63.   Polaroids of Polar Bears
  64.   Here's a Part, Here's a Part, Here's a Part
  65.   The Kennedy Curse
  66.   Vex
  67.   The Process
  68.   Passing Out in America

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