We kicked things off this week with a killer new song from Earl Burrows, the project of Mark Watrous, who is a former touring member of The Shins and The Raconteurs. We heard some dreamy new music from CHROMATICS, Emilie & Ogden, and Baltimore’s own Thrushes. We rocked out with brand new tracks from The Dead Weather, Fort Lean and All Them Witches, and grooved out with a new song from Geneviève Bellemare and an AlunaGeorge/ZHU collab.

This week’s fitting room album came from New Jersey rockers, The Front Bottoms. They signed to Fueled By Ramen and, with help from acclaimed producer Joe Chiccarelli, took a different, more focused approach to writing and producing for their new album Back on Top.




All that, and a whole lot more happened this week on The Saturday Alternative.

Here’s this week’s playlist! Dig in.

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Hey Me Israeli – Earl Burrows – No Love for the Drowning

Laura – Wildhoney – Your Face Sideways EP

New Skin – Torres – Sprinter

Shadow – CHROMATICS – 2015 Adult Swim Singles Program

Heart of the Matter – The Libertines – Anthems for Doomed Youth

Way Too Much – Wavves – V

Cable – Reptar – Lurid Glow

Wide Awake – Regal Degal – Not Now

New Hobbies – Fort Lean – Quiet Day

Ten Thousand – Emilie & Ogden – 10 000

Black Moss – Johanna Warren – nūmūn

Thunder – Air Waves – Parting Glances

Automatic – ZHU & AlunaGeorge

On You (feat. Alby Hobbs) – Draper


Icon Love – On An On – And the Wave Has Two Sides 

Body – Bassh

No Devil – San Fermin

Goodbyes and Endings – The Dodos – Individ

Dirt Preachers – All Them Witches – Dying Surfer Meets His Maker

Hiding Space – Genevieve Bellamare – Melencholy Fever

Surrender – Briana Marela – All Around Us

Life Like This – Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down

Bodies – Farao – Till It’s All Forgotten

Feel Alright – Quantum Keys – Songs Out Of Season

By My Side – Valley Maker – When I Was A Child

Cop and Go – The Dead Weather – Dodge & Burn


What Went Down – Foals – What Went Down

I’d Hate To Be An Actor – Greys – Repulsion EP

Soak – GEMS – Kill the One You Love

Hush – Abby

Scar – The Lonely Wild – Chasing White Light


Summer Shandy – The Front Bottoms – Back On Top

Cough It Out – The Front Bottoms – Back On Top

West Virginia – The Front Bottoms – Back On Top

Everyday – Diane Coffee – Everybody’s a Good Dog

Multi-Love – Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love

Back Pocket – Vulfpeck – Thrill of the Arts

Joan of Arc – Thrushes – Exposing Seas