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

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