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Summer Camp

U.K. artists Jeremy Warmsley and Elizabeth Sankey started making music together as Summer Camp in October of 2009, and their sunny wash of mellow C-86 pop was a timely fit with the lo-fi synth pop craze (coined "chillwave") that was sweeping the States. With their identity concealed, the two posted a short series of videos that went viral due to their clever usage of gauzy old movie footage -- "Ghost Train" rearranged the tame scenes from the 1969 X-rated film Last Summer, and "Round the Moon" borrowed clips from the '70s romantic teen drama A Swedish Love Story. Teen heartache in movies became an ongoing theme for Warmsley and Sankey, and as well as the aforementioned songs, Summer Camp's debut EP included songs about "Veronica Sawyer" (Winona Ryder's character in Heathers) and "Jake Ryan" (the boy-crush of Molly Ringwald's character in Sixteen Candles). Moshi Moshi released the Young EP in November of 2010. The duo recorded their second album with Pulp's Steve Mackey co-producing, and Welcome to Condale was released in late October of 2011 by Apricot and Moshi Moshi. The following year, Summer Camp toured the album across the U.K., released an EP (Always) in July, then spent the rest of the year writing songs for their third album. With production by Stephen Street (the Smiths, Blur), 2013's Summer Camp was the duo's most accomplished-sounding record to date. In what must have seemed like a dream come true for them, the duo's next project was providing the soundtrack to Charlie Lyne's Beyond Clueless, a documentary delving into the teen movies of the '90s. The experience was rewarding and found them expanding their musical template to include some '90s indie rock sounds. It also gave them the confidence to self-produce their albums, which they did on 2015's Bad Love. ~ Jason Lymangrover
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  1.   Song
  2.   Down
  3.   Christmas Wrapping
  4.   Welcome to Condale
  5.   City
  6.   Bad Love
  7.   Nobody Knows You
  8.   Graduation
  9.   Two Chords
  10.   Keep Falling
  11.   Last American Virgin
  12.   Whatever
  13.   Always
  14.   Fresh
  15.   Everlasting
  16.   Outside
  17.   Everything Has Changed
  18.   You're Gone
  19.   Crazy
  20.   I Don't Wanna Wait Til Christmas
  21.   I Got You
  22.   Losing It
  23.   Here Again
  24.   Fighters
  25.   Drive Past My House
  26.   Meet the Cliques
  27.   Losing My Mind
  28.   Hunt
  29.   Last Christmas
  30.   Spring Fling
  31.   Run Away
  32.   Ghost Train
  33.   Pink Summer
  34.   Summer Camp
  35.   Weak Walls
  36.   Done Forever
  37.   Brian Krakow
  38.   Beyond Clueless
  39.   If You Hate Me
  40.   Beautiful
  41.   Horizon
  42.   Swimming Pool
  43.   I Want You
  44.   Night Drive
  45.   House Party
  46.   Angela
  47.   Sleepwalking
  48.   The End
  49.   Done With Christmas
  50.   Phone Call
  51.   Enrolment
  52.   1988
  53.   Keep Up
  54.   Life
  55.   Better Off Without You
  56.   Judgement
  57.   Learn to Love Yourself

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