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

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