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

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