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

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