As much as you deny and ignore it, school is almost back in session. Suddenly, the grocery stores have massive amounts of school supplies for sale, people are driving down freeways with mattresses strapped to their car roofs, and bookstores are beginning to fill with students, signaling summer’s end. Looking toward the upcoming semester with optimism and cheeriness can be a great tool to get rid of that end-of-summer blues. Think about all the people you’ll meet, and all the new knowledge you’ll obtain! This list of tunes is a way of saying goodbye to summer, while also looking ahead hopefully to the new semester. Enjoy!

All the music posted can be purchased on Amazon or iTunes.

Don’t fret! Just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean the music has to stop. Stay tuned for upcoming playlists!

Lily Angelle is a Radio-Television-Film major at The University of Texas in Austin, TX. She hopes to one day be a cinematographer or screenwriter. In her spare time she enjoys going to concerts, and often writes music reviews for the blog “30 Days Out.” Lily’s favorite bands are Weezer, The Beatles, and The Velvet Underground. You can often find her studying on campus in the Cactus Cafe, or around Austin at Home Slice, her favorite pizza place.