ACL Fest 2015: Listen to the playlist

You know Drake. You know the Foo Fighters. But what do those other artists further down the 2015 ACL Festival sound like?

(American-Statesman file photos)
(American-Statesman file photos)

We’ve got your back. Have we ever not? Presenting this week’s playlist: tracks to acquaint you with everyone on this year’s ACL lineup.  You won’t need much help with the headliners, but these jams will get you in the mood. We’ve got the Foo Fighters‘ classic “Everlong,” Drake’s personal success anthem “Started From the Bottom,” Florence + The Machine’s excellent new single “What Kind of Man” and the song that made us fall in love with The Weeknd — the R&B singer’s cover of Michael Jackson classic “Dirty Diana,” titled “D.D.” (We figured you were tired of “Latch,” so for Disclosure, enjoy their new song “Bang That.”)

There are recently released insta-classics from high-billed acts like Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Ben Howard, Run the Jewels and Walk the Moon, as well as old favorites from Billy Idol and Brand New. You’ll especially want to delve into our cuts from the bands you might not have heard of: You’ll thrill to big emotions from San Fermin, get down to the rockabilly fire of Elle King and uncontrollably dance to the slick synths  of Night Drive.

Listen to our ACL Fest 2015 playlist, now on Spotify.

Author: Eric Webb

Eric Webb is a web producer for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360. He blogs about Austin culture, pop culture and anything that lives on the Internet.

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