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The dark skies are parting, the sun is shining brighter, and we're officially singing a different tune. Yes, the forthcoming warm weather means that music festival season and the subsequent summer tours are upon us once again. In fact, we're only two seconds away from plotting our own road adventures — but not without some professional playlist consulting first, from those who know best about music and long travels.
So, to get us started on curating the ultimate mixtape, we turned to 33 buzz-worthy bands and emerging music acts to share that one song (or two) playing on repeat that comforts them while they're covering miles on the open road. From the get-down-pump-up party tracks, to the nostalgic throwbacks you forgot about, to some of the best tunes you didn't even know existed, give a listen to the songs you need to add to your road trip playlist immediately. And, while you're at it, be sure to catch these guys perform on tour while you're cruising into the warmer months ahead.
Photo: Courtesy of Pooneh Ghana.