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

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