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

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