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The Amity Affliction

Brisbane post-hardcore act the Amity Affliction were formed in 2002 by Ahren Stringer and Troy Brady, a pair of longtime pals -- still high schoolers at the time -- who had been affected by the death of their friend in a road accident. The band -- a quartet rounded out by bassist Garth Buchanan and drummer Lachlan Faulkner -- released a demo in 2003 and an EP in 2004, but didn't start making waves in earnest until sometime later. In 2005, after unclean vocalist Joel Birch joined the fold, Amity Affliction went on a touring spell, working up a nationwide reputation as a powerful live band. In 2007, they added keyboard player Trad Nathan; switched drummers, with Ryan Burt replacing Faulkner; and parted ways with Buchanan, with Stringer taking on bass duties. The newly formed group then hit the studio to record the EP High Hopes, followed in 2008 by the debut album Severed Ties, which peaked at number 26 on the ARIA charts. Amity Affliction toured Australia again in 2008-2009, both as a support and headlining act, and in 2010 they released their second album, Youngbloods, which confirmed that their efforts paid off, reaching number six on the ARIA charts. They would top that achievement just two years later when their third album, Chasing Ghosts, debuted at number one on the ARIA charts. A fourth album, Let the Ocean Take Me, arrived on Roadrunner in 2014 and was the band's second consecutive ARIA chart-topper. That year, Brady left the band, leaving Stringer as the only founding band member. After months of touring Ocean, the quartet returned to the studio to record their fifth LP. This Could Be Heartbreak arrived in August 2016, topping the ARIA charts once again. ~ Alexey Eremenko & Neil Z. Yeung
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The Amity Affliction

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The Amity Affliction

  1.   Song
  2.   Chasing Ghosts
  3.   Youngbloods
  4.   RIP Foghorn
  5.   Pittsburgh
  6.   The Weigh Down
  7.   Open Letter
  8.   Lost & Fading
  9.   Shine On
  10.   Skeletons
  11.   I Hate Hartley
  12.   All Fucked Up
  13.   Life Underground
  14.   Don't Lean On Me
  15.   This Could Be Heartbreak
  16.   All Messed Up
  17.   F.M.L.
  18.   Forest Fire
  19.   Nightmare
  20.   I Heart Roberts'
  21.   O.M.G.I.M.Y.
  22.   I Bring the Weather With Me
  23.   Death's Hand
  24.   Jesse Intense
  25.   Pabst Blue Ribbon On Ice
  26.   R.I.P. Bon
  27.   Blood in My Mouth
  28.   Some Friends
  29.   Tearing Me Apart
  30.   Snitches Get Stitches
  31.   Fight My Regret
  32.   Farewell
  33.   My Father's Son
  34.   I Heart H.C.
  35.   Love is a Battlefield
  36.   Empires Laid Waste
  37.   Give It All
  38.   Never Alone
  39.   Cut It Out
  40.   Greens Avenue
  41.   Anchors
  42.   15 Pieces of Flare
  43.   Fruity Lexia
  44.   Poison Pen Letters
  45.   Note to Self
  46.   I Heart Throbsy
  47.   Geof Sux 666
  48.   H.M.A.S Lookback
  49.   Fuck the Yankees
  50.   Cornerstone of Misery
  51.   Asphalt Abrasions
  52.   Straight Up!
  53.   Bondi St. Blues
  54.   No Sleep 'Till Brisbane
  55.   Dr. Thunder
  56.   The Blair Snitch Project
  57.   So You Melted?
  58.   Do You Party?
  59.   Black and Collapsed
  60.   Atlantic
  61.   A Sleepless Winter
  62.   Dong Wayne
  63.   R.I.P Steggy
  64.   Snicklefritz
  65.   Flowerbomb
  66.   Olde English 800
  67.   Stairway to Hell
  68.   B.D.K.I.A.F
  69.   Prometheus
  70.   Severance
  71.   Slit The Tear Ducts
  72.   Fire or Knife
  73.   Wishbone

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