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Taking its name from the TV show The Wonder Years, the Philadelphia punk pop band was formed by guitarists Matt Brasch and Casey Cavaliere, vocalist Dan "Soupy" Campbell, bassist Josh Martin, drummer Mike Kennedy, and keyboardist Mikey Kelly. The sextet got its start in 2005 when previous combo the Premier split up. Regrouping under the new name, the band began playing shows and released two split singles that year (with Bangarang! and Emergency and I). In late 2007, the Wonder Years self-released an album, the emphatically titled Get Stoked on It!, and quickly caught the eye of California label No Sleep, which signed the band. Their first record for the label was the EP Won't Be Pathetic Forever, which came out in June of 2008. Following a split single with All or Nothing, Kelly left the band. After a year spent recording its second album, the group released The Upsides in January of 2010. The record made a dent in the lower regions of the Billboard charts, and also gained the Wonder Years a deal with the larger indie Hopeless, which reissued the album in September with four bonus tracks. In the time between releases, drummer Kennedy quit the band and was replaced by Nick Steinborn. Kennedy soon returned to the fold and Steinborn bounced over to play keys and guitar. With the lineup solidified, the Wonder Years got to work on their next album with producer Steve Evetts. In 2011, they released their third album, Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing, followed by the arrival of a B-sides compilation, Sleeping on Trash, as well as their fourth full-length album, The Greatest Generation, in 2013. The following year, lead singer Campbell released his first album with his solo project Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, We Don't Have Each Other, with Campbell adopting the persona of Aaron West in his songs. After Campbell returned from a tour with the Roaring Twenties, he began working on songs for the next Wonder Years project, but suffered a powerful case of writer's block that triggered a severe bout with depression. Campbell eventually channeled the emotions stirred up by his struggles into the group's fifth studio album, 2015's No Closer to Heaven, a concept piece about coming to terms with the death of a loved one. ~ Tim Sendra
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  2.   Woke Up Older
  3.   Cardinals
  4.   Cigarettes & Saints
  5.   Came Out Swinging
  6.   I Don't Like Who I Was Then
  7.   Dismantling Summer
  8.   Local Man Ruins Everything
  9.   Let's Moshercise!!!
  10.   Passing Through a Screen Door
  11.   Don't Open the Fridge!
  12.   Cheap Shots, Youth Anthems
  13.   Bout to Get Fruit Punched, Homie
  14.   Zip Lock
  15.   Cowboy Killers
  16.   Melrose Diner
  17.   The Bastards, The Vultures, The Wolves
  18.   A Song for Patsy Cline
  19.   Zombies Are the New Black
  20.   I Just Want to Sell Out My Funeral
  21.   Madelyn
  22.   Suburbia
  23.   It's Never Sunny in South Philadelphia
  24.   Dynamite Shovel
  25.   Dude, What Is a Land Pirate?
  26.   My Geraldine Lies Over the Delaware
  27.   Thanks for the Ride
  28.   Keystone State Dude Core
  29.   Palm Reader
  30.   You in January
  31.   A Song for Ernest Hemingway
  32.   An American Religion (FSF)
  33.   Don't Let Me Cave In
  34.   Aside
  35.   And Now I'm Nothing
  36.   New Years with Carl Weathers
  37.   Everything I Own Fits in This Backpack
  38.   All My Friends Are in Bar Bands
  39.   Buzz Aldrin: The Poster Boy for Second Place
  40.   What If We (Swam) Into Nothing?
  41.   I Wanted So Badly to Be Brave
  42.   A Raindance in Traffic
  43.   Chaser
  44.   Teenage Parents
  45.   The Devil in My Bloodstream
  46.   There, There
  47.   Me vs. the Highway
  48.   Through Two Hearts
  49.   Christmas At 22
  50.   You're Not Salinger. Get Over It
  51.   Mike Kennedy is a Bad Friend
  52.   You Made Me Want to Be a Saint
  53.   I've Given You All
  54.   I Won't Say the Lord's Prayer
  55.   This Party Sucks
  56.   Hostels & Brothels
  57.   When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong
  58.   We Were Giants
  59.   Racing Trains
  60.   Cul-de-Sacs
  61.   An Elegy For Baby Blue
  62.   Won't Be Pathetic Forever
  63.   Solo & Chewy: Holdin' It Down
  64.   My Life as a Pigeon
  65.   We Won't Bury You
  66.   I Was Scared and I'm Sorry
  67.   Washington Square Park
  68.   My Last Semester
  69.   Logan Circle
  70.   Hey Thanks
  71.   I Fell in Love with a Ninja Master
  72.   No Closer to Heaven
  73.   Stained Glass Ceilings
  74.   The Bluest Things on Earth
  75.   Brothers &
  76.   We Could Die Like This
  77.   Leavenhouse
  78.   Hey Julie
  79.   I Ain't Saying He a Gold Digga (Sike!)
  80.   Summers in PA
  81.   Hoodie Weather
  82.   Logan Circle: a New Hope
  83.   Coffee Eyes

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