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

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