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

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