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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.   Always
  4.   Pink Summer
  5.   Here Again
  6.   Done With Christmas
  7.   Summer Camp
  8.   Night Drive
  9.   Losing It
  10.   Ghost Train
  11.   Keep Up
  12.   If You Hate Me
  13.   Drive Past My House
  14.   Beyond Clueless
  15.   Fighters
  16.   Hunt
  17.   City
  18.   Welcome to Condale
  19.   Better Off Without You
  20.   Swimming Pool
  21.   Bad Love
  22.   Spring Fling
  23.   Outside
  24.   Fresh
  25.   Crazy
  26.   Life
  27.   Meet the Cliques
  28.   Keep Falling
  29.   The End
  30.   Losing My Mind
  31.   I Got You
  32.   Brian Krakow
  33.   Nobody Knows You
  34.   Everything Has Changed
  35.   Angela
  36.   Beautiful
  37.   Judgement
  38.   Enrolment
  39.   Last Christmas
  40.   Done Forever
  41.   Run Away
  42.   Two Chords
  43.   Weak Walls
  44.   1988
  45.   I Don't Wanna Wait Til Christmas
  46.   Christmas Wrapping
  47.   Learn to Love Yourself
  48.   House Party
  49.   Last American Virgin
  50.   Graduation
  51.   Sleepwalking
  52.   Whatever
  53.   You're Gone
  54.   I Want You
  55.   Everlasting
  56.   Phone Call
  57.   Horizon

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