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

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