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

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