Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was Land Animal by Bent Knee, out now on InsideOut/Sony.

You might not be surprised to learn that the Boston band, Bent Knee, met at Berklee College of Music. That was back in 2009, and they’ve been honing their genre-defying art-rock over the course of 8 years and 4 albums, the most recent of which being their major label debut, Land Animal, which just came out on InsideOut/Sony. We’ve heard them on the show before. I was blown away by the song “Leak Water” from their 2016 album, Say So. The way they can effortlessly change direction, and then so quickly and effectively pull themselves back into a monster groove, I couldn’t get enough of it. They’re offering up so much more of that on this new album.  The whole thing is a wild sonic adventure.




Get You – Geowulf – Relapse EP

In Undertow – Alvvays – Antisocialites

Stained Glass – Real Estate – In Mind 

Earth – Pocket Bells – Days and Nights 

Glass Jar (feat. Jenny Lewis) – Tristen – Sneaker Waves

Reassuring Pinches – Alison Moyet – Other

Saturnz Barz (feat. Popcaan) – Gorillaz – Human 

So Young – Portugal. The Man – Woodstock 

Pomelos – Mechanical River

Apocalypse – Cigarettes After Sex

Bad Baby – Sarah Jaffe – Bad Baby

Creature Comfort – Arcade Fire – Everything Now 

Back Together – Metronomy – Summer 08


All Hail – PINS – Bad Thing EP 

The Way You Used To Do – Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains 

Better Find Out – Together Pangea

Haunting, Haunted, Haunts – Against Me – Shape Shift with Me 

Fake I.D. – Joyce Manor – Cody 

Polyester – John Evans – Polyester 

Kill the Medicine Man – Ron Gallo – Heavy Meta 

I Can Fly – Wet Dreams – Cartridge Belt

Looking for the Rain – UNKLE – The Road, Pt. 1

Aviation – The Last Shadow Puppets – Everything You’ve Come To Expect 

Occidental Front – The Black Lips – Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?

I Only Lie When I Love You – Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark? 

All I Want – Ride – Weather Diaries 

Candy Pieces All Smeared Out – Mew – Visuals 

Nobody Cares – Superorganism

Overnight – Parcels

Cory Wong – Vulfpeck – The Beautiful Game 

Love as a Weapon – Little Scream – Cult Following 

Petals – TOPS – Sugar at the Gate 

Privilege – Stars

Big Cat – Wild Beasts – Boy King 

Anymore – Goldfrapp – Silver Eye 

Bike Dream – Rostam – Half-Light 


Terror Bird – Bent Knee – Land Animal

Holy Ghost – Bent Knee – Land Animal

Land Animal – Bent Knee – Land Animal

If You Met Her – Palehound – A Place I’ll Always Go 

Little of Your Love – HAIM – Something To Tell You


Cassius – Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up