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Pierce the Veil

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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Pierce the Veil

  1.   Song
  2.   Bulls in the Bronx
  3.   Caraphernelia
  4.   The Divine Zero
  5.   King for a Day
  6.   Just the Way You Are
  7.   Hell Above
  8.   (Don't Fear) the Reaper
  9.   Bulletproof Love
  10.   Besitos
  11.   Kissing in Cars
  12.   Yeah Boy and Doll Face
  13.   Million Dollar Houses (The Painter)
  14.   Disasterology
  15.   Chemical Kids and Mechanical Brides
  16.   Stay Away from My Friends
  17.   Wonderless
  18.   The New National Anthem
  19.   Fast Times at Clairemont High
  20.   I Don't Care If You're Contagious
  21.   The Balcony Scene
  22.   Diamonds and Why Men Buy Them
  23.   The Sky Under the Sea
  24.   Falling Asleep on a Stranger
  25.   I'm Low on Gas and You Need a Jacket
  26.   The Boy Who Could Fly
  27.   Drella
  28.   A Match Into Water
  29.   I'd Rather Die Than Be Famous
  30.   She Sings in the Morning
  31.   The Cheap Bouquet
  32.   Southern Constellations
  33.   Currents Convulsive
  34.   Tangled in the Great Escape
  35.   May These Noises Startle You in Your Sleep Tonight
  36.   Hold on Till May
  37.   One Hundred Sleepless Nights
  38.   Props & Mayhem
  39.   The First Punch
  40.   Stained Glass Eyes and Colorful Tears
  41.   I'm Low On Gas And You I'm Low On Gas And You
  42.   [DVD]
  43.   Introduction
  44.   Bangkok Boogie
  45.   Australian Shutdown
  46.   Spring Fever
  47.   Jaime the Gimp
  48.   Kerrang! Awards
  49.   Chilean Madness
  50.   Tequila Train
  51.   Dive In
  52.   Texas Is Forever
  53.   Floral & Fading
  54.   Phantom Power and Ludicrous Speed
  55.   Circles
  56.   Today I Saw the Whole World
  57.   Gold Medal Ribbon
  58.   Bedless
  59.   Sambuka
  60.   Song for Isabelle
  61.   Circles

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