The Saturday Alternative: Playlist 08-08-15

Modified: October 28, 2016

This week on The Saturday Alternative, we rocked out with new music from Nashville’s Them Vibes, Atlanta’s Starbenders, San Diego’s Wavves, and Oxford’s Foals. We got down and dirty with dance-punks !!! (pronounced “Chk Chk Chk”) and British producer Julio Bashmore, and we got weird with La Luz and Gardens & Villa. We also checked out EL VY, the new collab between Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena. Their sound goes in a much brighter and more uplifting direction than I ever thought we’d hear from The National frontman.

Our Fitting Room album was Lovers Know, the new album from Laura Burhenn (formerly of DC duo Gerogie James) and The Mynabirds. It’s been about three years since the last The Mynabirds album, 2012’s Generals, during which time she toured with The Postal Service and traveled all over the US and South Africa. A lot of the inspiration for her new album came from her travels. “There’s something about wandering the world over that makes you realize how similar we all are,” Burhenn said in a press release. “Everyone searching for something, so often the same thing: love.” Lovers Know is out now on Saddle Creek.


Artwork for The Mynabird's new album "Lovers Know"

Artwork for The Mynabird’s new album “Lovers Know”


Feast your ears on this week’s playlist.

(Scroll down for the SoundCloud playlist.)




Alligator – Carroll – Carroll (eOne Music)


Pretty Pimpin -Kurt Vile – B’lieve Im Goin Down  (Matador)


Multi-Love – Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love (Jagjaguwar)

Of Lives We’ve Never Known – Field Division – Reverie State EP



Crybaby Demon – Crocodiles – Boys (Zoo Music)

Wide Awake – Regal Degal – Not Now (Terrible Records)

Powder – Starbenders (Institution)


Hands All Over Me – Tamaryn – Cranekiss (Mexican Summer)

The Clown (feat. Pedestrian) – Maribou State – Portraits (Counter Records)

An Island – Clara Nova (The Cherry Party)


Knockin’ Boots – Julio Bashmore – Knockin’ Boots (Broadwalk Records)

Damn Baby – Alpine – Yuck (Votiv)


Somebody New – Joywave – How Do You Feel Now? (Cultco Music/Hollywood Records)

Falling – Here We Go Magic – Be Small (Secretly Canadian)


Couldn’t Be – Seapony – A Vision

In A Future World – Telekinesis – Ad Infinitum (Merge)

Automatic (feat. Jenn Wasner) – Big Data – 2.0 (Wilcassettes LLC)

I Want To Feel Alive – The Lighthouse and The Whaler – Mont Royal (Roll Call Records)


Freedom! ’15 – !!! – As If  (Warp)

Loops – Doldrums – The Air Conditioned Nightmare (Sub Pop)

Burning Sugar – Silicon – Personal Computer (Domino)


Flamezesz – Wavves – V (Weed Demon)

In The Clouds – Diamond Youth – Nothing Matters (Topshelf Records)

Eventually – Tame Impala – Currents (Interscope)

Fixations – Gardens & Villa – Music for Dogs (Secretly Canadian)


Black Hole, Weirdo Shrine – La Luz – Weirdo Shrine (Hardly Art)

Blind – Rose Windows – Rose Windows (Sub Pop)


What Went Down – Foals – What Went Down (Warner Music)


Losing Touch – Albert Hammond Jr – Momentary Masters (Vagrant)

Sheila – White Reaper – White Reaper Does It Again (Polyvinyl)

Still Don’t Seem To Care – Talk In Tongues – Alone With A Friend (Fairfax Entertainment Group)

I Used To Pray For The Heavens To Fall – The Dears – Times Infinity Volume One (Dangerbird)


All My Heart – The Mynabirds – Lovers Know (Saddle Creek)

Wildfire – The Mynabirds – Lovers Know (Saddle Creek)

One Foot – The Mynabirds – Lovers Know (Saddle Creek)


Marks To Prove It – The Maccabees – Marks To Prove It (Ficiton)

Icon Love – On An On – And The Wave Has Two Sides (Roll Call)

Moving – Lou Barlow – Brace the Wave (Joyful Noise)


Return To The Moon – EL VY- Return To The Moon (4AD)

Headbanging In The Mirror – Ducktails – St. Catherine (Domino)



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