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

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