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The heart of San Diego emo-inflected post-hardcore outfit Pierce the Veil lies in two brothers, vocalist/guitarist Vic Fuentes and drummer Mike Fuentes. They first started playing together as the band Before Today while students in high school. The two formed the group in December of 1998, and it was soon turned into a quintet by guitarist Joe Tancil and bassist Mitchell Ballatore. Before Today played as a unit for several years, and after signing to Equal Vision Records, released the album A Celebration of an Ending in September 2004. In time, Tancil and Ballatore quit the band, leaving Victor and Mike to start over and rebuild. In the fall of 2006, they switched their name to Pierce the Veil, which was the name of a track on the previous Before Today album, and brought on board bassist Jaime Preciado and guitarist Tony Perry. The brothers wrote Pierce the Veil's debut album, A Flair for the Dramatic, in their San Diego home studio, and later recorded it in Seattle with producer Casey Bates (Gatsbys American Dream, Fear Before the March of Flames). Their original affiliation with Equal Vision continued, and in early summer 2007, A Flair for the Dramatic appeared via the Albany-based label. The fall was then spent on opening dates for rockers From First to Last. A second album, Selfish Machines, arrived on the label in 2010 before the band parted ways with Equal Vision, eventually signing with Fearless Records the following year. Their third album, Collide with the Sky, appeared on their new label in 2012, with production from Dan Korneff. A tour documentary titled This Is a Wasteland was released at the end of 2013, capturing the band hard at work across Southeast Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. More touring followed during 2014 and 2015, along with recording for Pierce the Veil's fourth album, Misadventures, which appeared in the spring of 2016. ~ Corey Apar
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  2.   Bulls in the Bronx
  3.   Caraphernelia
  4.   King for a Day
  5.   Just the Way You Are
  6.   The Divine Zero
  7.   Circles
  8.   Texas Is Forever
  9.   (Don't Fear) The Reaper
  10.   Bulletproof Love
  11.   Dive In
  12.   Floral & Fading
  13.   Besitos
  14.   I Don't Care If You're Contagious
  15.   The New National Anthem
  16.   Yeah Boy and Doll Face
  17.   Stay Away from My Friends
  18.   Disasterology
  19.   Chemical Kids and Mechanical Brides
  20.   Today I Saw the Whole World
  21.   Million Dollar Houses (The Painter)
  22.   Kissing in Cars
  23.   The Boy Who Could Fly
  24.   Phantom Power and Ludicrous Speed
  25.   Bedless
  26.   Gold Medal Ribbon
  27.   The Cheap Bouquet
  28.   The Sky Under the Sea
  29.   Wonderless
  30.   Fast Times at Clairemont High
  31.   Song for Isabelle
  32.   Sambuka
  33.   Currents Convulsive
  34.   Southern Constellations
  35.   I'd Rather Die Than Be Famous
  36.   The Balcony Scene
  37.   She Sings in the Morning
  38.   Drella
  39.   Diamonds and Why Men Buy Them
  40.   Falling Asleep on a Stranger

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