Warm weather always makes me feel nostalgic somehow. Bright skies and the smell of grass make memories of distant days and moments passed return to the surface — even ones I thought were repressed.

With the school year rapidly coming to a close, I always feel somewhat wrong in my skin. There’s an underlying expectation that everyone should constantly be out having fun in the sun, but also a feeling of strangeness when doing so.

Without the looming threat of assignments, it’s easy to feel purposeless or reckless.

The following playlist is a collection of lo-fi punk and rock songs, perfect for driving in your car with the windows down to redirect these feelings of displacement or carelessness.

This is a playlist for those who feel melancholy this time of year, or for those of us who feel more angsty than carefree in the summertime.

Hitlist: Feast on this, indie kidsDamn, Madison! The indie/punk/rock music scene has been hopping lately with visiting bands and local favorites. Anyone who found themself dancing Read…

  1. “Lust for Life” – Girls
  2. “Adversity” – Beach Fossils
  3. “Beaches” – Gabriella Cohen
  4. “Crashed Out” – Beach Fossils
  5. “I Don’t Feel So Alive” – Gabriella Cohen
  6. “Summer Mood” – Best Coast
  7. “Carnival” – Bikini Kill
  8. “Sweetest Touch” – Gross Magic
  9. “Dog” – Wavves
  10. “Down By The Water” – The Drums
  11. “Daydream” – Beach Fossils