10 Alt and Indie Songs to Get You Pumped for This School Year


1. Mind Mischief- Tame Impala 

Tame Impala has been my latest music addiction, so it seems right to start off my list with them. I love everything from their intense bass lines to their satisfying melodies. Mind Mischief is one of my favorites by them. 


Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgK_Er7WZVg


2. What You Know- Two Door Cinema Club

My friend played this in a car ride, I Shazamed it because I liked it so much, and now I listen to it almost daily.  


Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXwYJyrKK5A 


3. Welcome to Your Life- Grouplove

Grouplove is most famous for their hit “Tongue Tied” but in my opinion, their more unknown songs are better. But, you can jam to any Grouplove song because they’re that good. 

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng8cDzyktEY


4. Hymn For The Weekend- Coldplay

Coldplay collabing with Beyonce? I didn’t think I would like their song at first, but it’s such a great one. I always want to dance when I hear it because it’s just so catchy.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YykjpeuMNEk


5. Off To The Races- Lana Del Rey 

What’s better than Lana Del Rey’s amazing vocals? Oh, that’s right, nothing. 

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R_wxdh2hQc


6. Salt- Bad Suns

Band Suns is a small alternative band, but they are so incredibly good. I saw them in concert last October and was blown away by their talent. This song always in stuck in my head, but once you take a listen, you’ll see why. 

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ-12-sFpLs


7. Every Other Freckle- Alt-J

Alt-J is definitely one of my top 3 favorite bands. Although most of their music is mellow, Every Other Freckle is a song anyone can easily jam to. 

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTN5Wcb8yMg


8. Life Itself- Glass Animal

All of Glass Animal’s songs carry funky, groovy beats. I hope everyone enjoys this song as much as I do.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd9p4n5hLEg


9. One For The Road- Arctic Monkeys 

The Arctic Monkeys are a timeless (as timeless as 2014 gets, I guess) classic. Enough said.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN7gSMPQFss


10. My Type- Saint Motel

The last hidden gem. As soon as I hear this song, my spirits are lifted x100. 

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyVPyKrx0Xo


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