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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.   Hostels & Brothels
  10.   I Just Want to Sell Out My Funeral
  11.   This Party Sucks
  12.   Logan Circle
  13.   The Devil in My Bloodstream
  14.   We Could Die Like This
  15.   Mike Kennedy is a Bad Friend
  16.   We Were Giants
  17.   There, There
  18.   Hey Julie
  19.   You Made Me Want to Be a Saint
  20.   Dynamite Shovel
  21.   Zip Lock
  22.   Keystone State Dude Core
  23.   No Closer to Heaven
  24.   Stained Glass Ceilings
  25.   Thanks for the Ride
  26.   A Song for Ernest Hemingway
  27.   The Bluest Things on Earth
  28.   Cul-de-Sacs
  29.   Madelyn
  30.   An American Religion (FSF)
  31.   Chaser
  32.   Cowboy Killers
  33.   Christmas At 22
  34.   Don't Open the Fridge!
  35.   An Elegy For Baby Blue
  36.   You're Not Salinger. Get Over It
  37.   Won't Be Pathetic Forever
  38.   Solo & Chewy: Holdin' It Down
  39.   Summers in PA
  40.   Suburbia
  41.   My Life as a Pigeon
  42.   I've Given You All
  43.   Hoodie Weather
  44.   Don't Let Me Cave In
  45.   And Now I'm Nothing
  46.   I Was Scared and I'm Sorry
  47.   New Years with Carl Weathers
  48.   Melrose Diner
  49.   It's Never Sunny in South Philadelphia
  50.   Hey Thanks
  51.   Everything I Own Fits in This Backpack
  52.   All My Friends Are in Bar Bands
  53.   My Geraldine Lies Over the Delaware
  54.   Zombies Are the New Black
  55.   Racing Trains
  56.   Bout to Get Fruit Punched, Homie
  57.   You in January
  58.   Buzz Aldrin: The Poster Boy for Second Place
  59.   Teenage Parents
  60.   The Bastards, The Vultures, The Wolves
  61.   Passing Through a Screen Door
  62.   Coffee Eyes
  63.   Aside
  64.   We Won't Bury You
  65.   I Fell in Love with a Ninja Master
  66.   Let's Moshercise!!!
  67.   Palm Reader
  68.   A Raindance in Traffic
  69.   Leavenhouse
  70.   I Ain't Saying He a Gold Digga (Sike!)
  71.   My Last Semester
  72.   When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong
  73.   Through Two Hearts
  74.   What If We (Swam) Into Nothing?
  75.   Dude, What Is a Land Pirate?
  76.   Me vs. the Highway
  77.   Brothers &
  78.   Logan Circle: a New Hope
  79.   Washington Square Park
  80.   A Song for Patsy Cline
  81.   Cheap Shots, Youth Anthems
  82.   I Wanted So Badly to Be Brave
  83.   I Won't Say the Lord's Prayer

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