But even the winter that introduced us to the Polar Vortex must come to an end. And today is that day — the official first day of spring.
In honor of the day, we have created the perfect springtime playlist. Here are 21 recent joyful, upbeat indie songs.
Real Estate's breezy, upbeat style perfectly captures that relaxed fresh spring feeling.
This Foals track is super fun — it's guaranteed to shake off any of your residual winter gloom.
This song is the perfect soundtrack for a first walk in the park.
Lord Huron's sound is incredible — this song manages to be both expansive and propulsive.
This is more or less exactly what a spring weekend feels like.
Nothing says springtime like some happy whistling.
Haim's catchy '80s-style hit perfectly captures the excitement of the season.
This energetic track is guaranteed get you outside and moving.
Bright, airy and happy — just like spring. We'd advocate for movement, though.
It's a gentle and gorgeous romp.
Catchy and playful, this Vampire Weekend classic is just right for spring and summer.
This song is a little crazy, but still great.
The essence of optimism. It'll rub off on you for sure. And you'll need it when it's suddenly 30 degrees again.
The catchy, synthy vibe is a perfect musical match to the feeling of spring.
This is an indie power single if there ever was one. Also, it's a song called "Elephant" by a band named after an impala. What is not to like?
An in–the–car, windows–down anthem. Fire it up.
No explanation needed. It is finally possible to comfortably go outside.
Surfer Blood is all about lo-fi warm weather rock. These heavy guitars feel like some good humid weather.
The beat turns seconds into the song and locks into a perfect spring jam.
Forget that Garden State melancholy. Clearly, the Shins can be really fun.
Bon Iver may be the king of gloom and moodiness, but his side project with his old friends is bluesy and ecstatic. Happy spring, everyone.