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

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