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

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