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The band was formed by Steve Lambke, Bryan Webb, Doug MacGregor, and Dallas Wehrle in 1999, following in the wake of the emotional hardcore band Shoulder. Their style has been described as "art-punk," and they have been compared to bands like The Clash, Fugazi, Bruce Springsteen, and Nick Cave. From their hometown of Guelph the band relocated to London, Ontario and then to Toronto, where in 2001 they released their self-titled first album. Constantines enjoyed widespread play on campus radio and was nominated for a Juno Award for Best Alternative Album.
In 2002 they released the EP The Modern Sinner Nervous Man.
The band added keyboardist Will Kidman to the lineup before releasing Shine a Light in 2003. This album was the band's first to be released outside of Canada on the Sub Pop record label.
In 2005, they embarked on a cross-Canada tour with The Weakerthans called The Rolling Tundra Revue. Later in the year their album Tournament of Hearts was released September 27 by Toronto record label Three Gut Records in Canada, and on October 11 by Sub Pop in the United States.
The members of the Constantines have occasionally played shows under the name Horsey Craze, covering Neil Young songs. In early 2006, they released a vinyl only split-album with The Unintended. The Constantines recorded four Neil Young covers for the LP, while The Unintended performed four Gordon Lightfoot songs.
Guitarist Steve Lambke has recorded an album under the name Baby Eagle, and keyboard player Will Kidman has recorded under the name Woolly Leaves.