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The Belton, Texas-based heavy rock quintet Flyleaf formed in 2000 when frontwoman Lacey Mosley played a string of the dark, hard-edged songs she consistently wrote as a brooding teen for drummer James Culpepper. After a brief period of playing together, they recruited guitarists Sameer Bhattacharya and Jared Hartmann, members of a local outfit that had recently called it quits. In 2002, bassist Pat Seals joined, and the band, initially known as Passerby, was born. The road to Flyleaf's 2005 self-titled debut on Octone Records was dotted with more green lights than red: the band played wherever they were invited around their home state at first, gradually building the kind of fan base that allowed them to open for acts such as Bowling for Soup, Fishbone, and Riddlin' Kids. By 2003, with word of Mosley's arsenic-laced lyrics and blowtorch-style delivery spreading through Texas and beyond, Flyleaf earned a spot at the annual South by Southwest Music Conference. A contract from Octone was rushed to the signing stages by 2004. An EP, issued in early 2005 and also called Flyleaf, benefited from the production team of Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Blind Melon) and Brad Cook (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age). Key tracks such as the roiling "Cassie" and the emo-tinged "Breathe Today," both of which appear on the full-length, furthered Flyleaf's reputation, as did raging live shows alongside Saliva, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, and Staind. For the fall 2005 release, producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, the All-American Rejects) joined Flyleaf in Los Angeles. A batch of 20 songs was winnowed to 12, with Mosley's searing vocals and Bhattacharya's and Hartmann's storming guitars offsetting each other to affect a sound by turns morose, compassionate, hopeful, and bitter. Following the release of Flyleaf, the band toured heavily on the festival circuit. They hit the main stage on the 2006 and 2007 Family Values Tour, as well as the Soundwave festival and Disturbed's Music as a Weapon III tour. They also made a jump to the world of video games when their single "I'm So Sick" was put in the first installment of the Rock Band series and their single, "Tina," debuted in Guitar Hero 3. After taking some time out of their hectic touring schedule to record, Flyleaf released their sophomore album, Memento Mori, in 2009. In 2010 Flyleaf delivered the EP Remember to Live, featuring stripped-down, reworked versions of some of the band's early songs. In 2012 the band released its third studio album, the Howard Benson-produced New Horizons, after which Mosley (then going by the name Lacey Sturm) and the band amicably parted ways. Kristen May, former lead singer for the band Vedora, was recruited as a vocalist, and the May version of Flyleaf recorded a single, "Something Better" (again produced by Benson), which was part of the 2013 EP Who We Are. Between the Stars, the band's fourth long-player and first outing for Loud & Proud Records, arrived the following year. ~ Tammy La Gorce
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  1.   Song
  2.   All Around Me
  3.   I'm So Sick
  4.   Fully Alive
  5.   Again
  6.   Chasm
  7.   There for You
  8.   Beautiful Bride
  9.   Set Me on Fire
  10.   Call You Out
  11.   Thread
  12.   Cassie
  13.   Arise
  14.   New Horizons
  15.   Missing
  16.   Perfect
  17.   Breathe Today
  18.   Red Sam
  19.   Something Better
  20.   What's This
  21.   Sorrow
  22.   The Kind
  23.   I'm Sorry
  24.   Fire Fire
  25.   So I Thought
  26.   Broken Wings
  27.   Swept Away
  28.   In the Dark
  29.   Tiny Heart
  30.   Set Apart This Dream
  31.   Head Underwater
  32.   Light in Your Eyes
  33.   Amy Says
  34.   Well of Lies
  35.   Marionette
  36.   Stand
  37.   Circle
  38.   Platonic
  39.   Traitor
  40.   Magnetic
  41.   Bury Your Heart
  42.   Great Love
  43.   Okay
  44.   How He Loves
  45.   Justice & Mercy
  46.   Home
  47.   Saving Grace
  48.   Believe in Dreams
  49.   Melting (Interlude)
  50.   Break Your Knees
  51.   Pride (In the Name of Love) by Richard Patrick
  52.   Tied to the Broken
  53.   Green Heart
  54.   Cage On The Ground
  55.   Dear My Closest Friend
  56.   This Close
  57.   Tina
  58.   Ship of Fools
  59.   Avalanche
  60.   City Kids
  61.   Freedom
  62.   Treasure
  63.   Sober Serenade
  64.   Blue Roses
  65.   Ocean Waves
  66.   Something I Can Never Have
  67.   Something I Can Never Have
  68.   Bonus Material
  69.   Do You Hear What I Hear
  70.   Much Like Falling
  71.   Christmas Song
  72.   Enemy
  73.   Have We Lost
  74.   Who Am I
  75.   Uncle Bobby
  76.   Lead Me To The Cross by Chris and Conrad

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