Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties is the solo project of The Wonder Years frontman Dan "Soupy" Campbell. According to the project's Facebook page, it is defined as "a character study conducted through music". Campbell is taking on the persona of Aaron West.
We Don't Have Each Other (2014–15)
Campbell began the project on May 22, 2014, via a video released by Hopeless Records titled "Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties - An Introduction To Aaron West". Campbell released the projects debut song (from their later to be released debut album), Divorce and the American South, via A.V. Club. The project's first album, We Don't Have Each Other, was released on July 8, 2014 through Hopeless. The album received primarily positive reviews, with Alternative Press giving it a rating of 4.5/5. On November 19, 2014, West released a music video for the song "Our Apartment" via Billboard. Campbell performed his project on five of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour dates. On March 4, 2015, it was announced that Campbell would be performing his project on all of the 2015 Warped Tour dates, on the acoustic basement stage.
On March 25, 2016, it was announced that an EP, titled Bittersweet, would be released on May 20. The EP's cover art and track listing was revealed, and one song on the EP, "'67, Cherry Red", was made available for streaming.
On the project's Facebook page, Campbell cites Bright Eyes, The Mountain Goats, The New Amsterdams, Lucero, The Weakerthans, and Kind of Like Spitting as influences.