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

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