1. Deafheaven, “Sunbather”
This has the benefit of not only being a perfect summer song, but being a current one too. Yes, the band’s sophomore album is a black metal record, but it’s got more in common with shoegaze guitar rock bands like Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emporer. The album’s title track is a sprawling, 10-minute soundscape that’s damn near soothing in its intensity.