Alexisonfire is the first studio album released by the post-hardcore band Alexisonfire. It was released on October 31, 2002 and recorded when members Chris Steele, Wade MacNeil and Jesse Ingelevics were only 17 years old, with Dallas Green being the oldest, being 21 at the time. In October 2005, the album was given gold certification as it sold over 50,000 units in Canada.
The cover art was photographed by lead singer George Pettit at Ferndale Public School in St. Catharines, Ontario. It is based on the lyrics from "A Dagger Through the Heart of St. Angeles". There was also an alternative cover art released, which just depicts the band's logo and name.
The lyrics and title of ".44 Caliber Love Letter" are influenced by a line from the iconic 1986 David Lynch movie Blue Velvet: "I'll have to send you a love letter! Straight from my heart, fucker! You know what a love letter is? It's a bullet from a fucking gun, fucker!" Another Lynch film, Eraserhead, is mentioned by name in "Where No One Knows".
On January 14, 2014, a remixed and remastered version of the album by Dine Alone Records was released.
Label: Dine Alone Records DAV060
Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Reissue
Style: Post-Hardcore, Alternative Rock
A1 .44 Caliber Love Letter
A2 Counterparts And Number Them
B1 A Dagger Through The Heart Of St. Angeles
B2 Polaroids Of Polar Bears
B3 Waterwings (And Other Poolside Fashion Faux Pas)
C1 Where No One Knows
C2 The Kennedy Curse
D1 Little Girls Pointing And Laughing
D2 Pulmonary Archery