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

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