22 Best Alt-Rock Songs Of Summer 2015

Oh those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer… We’re well into those perfectly hot days that never quite seem to end, even into the evenings. Those days of humidity, salty skin, and cicada songs. Those days of calamity after the chaos of graduations and July 4th BBQs. In all that chaos, it’s easy to lose track of what songs have been a part of our summer soundtracks.

For me, a summer soundtrack needs to have a little pop, a little singer/songwriter, a little country, and a little rock. But what about those days when you just want to rock out? After a long day in an office as cold as Antarctica, I love getting in my car and warming up with a windows-down, alternative-rock jam session. It’s been a great couple of months for alt-rock music: from Florence and the Machine and The Mowgli’s to Halsey and Twenty One Pilots, so many talented artists have released new albums and announced new tours.

I know, I know. I hate acknowledging that this season is already fading out, but that doesn’t mean we need to say goodbye just yet! I’ve rounded up some of the best alt-rock songs from this summer for your jam sesh convenience. So let’s hold on a little longer. Let’s stay up a little later, sing a little louder, dance a little wilder. Are you with me? These are the best alt-rock songs of summer 2015.

“My Type” – Saint Motel

“Tear In My Heart” – Twenty One Pilots

“Greek Tragedy” – The Wombats

“King” – Years & Years

“Ship To Wreck” – Florence & The Machine

“Summertime” – The Mowgli’s

“Renegades” – X Ambassadors

“First” – Cold War Kids

“Crystals” – Of Monsters and Men

“Ex’s & Oh’s” – Elle King

“Painted” – MS MR

“Hallelujah” – Panic! At The Disco

“Skin To Bone” – The Jungle Giants

“Class Historian” – BRONCHO

“Kathleen” – Catfish and the Bottlemen

“New Americana” – Halsey

“Get It” – Matt and Kim

“I Am” – AWOLNATION

“Contagious” – Night Riots

“Look What We’ve Become” – Grace Potter

“Could Have Been Me” – The Struts

“Different Colors” – Walk The Moon

Kim Conway

Kim Conway

Kim is a twenty-something writer from Chicago, IL who is fueled by comedy, music, fictional romance, and Sour Patch Kids. She’s got a Midwestern heart, but loves to be by the ocean. Her spirit ladies are Kristen Wiig, Grace Helbig, and Aubrey Plaza. Kim earned her BA in English Writing from Illinois Wesleyan University and is currently becoming a total BA at calligraphy and photography. On her 20th birthday, she started a photo-a-day project and has continued it ever since. When she’s not writing, organizing, or watching HGTV, you’ll probably find her fangirling about her current favorite song, baking (arguably) the world’s best soft pretzels, or daydreaming about travel. She plans to someday move to Australia.
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