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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

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

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