Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was Hug of Thunder by Broken Social Scene, out now on Arts & Crafts.

Broken Social Scene are back. After 7 years, the Canadian band has pulled together all their parts for a new album called Hug of Thunder. There’s good reason they’ve always been considered more of a collective than a band, especially since so many of their members have gone on to enjoy success in other projects, like Feist, Metric and Stars, two of whom have released new music this year. More than ever, this band feels and sounds like a family – a group of friends having fun making some amazing music together. With Kevin Drew at the helm, all 15 members have regrouped for their 5th studio album. They’re happy to be back together, and you get a real sense of that just by listening.


Race To The Bottom – Ha Ha Tonka – Heart-Shaped Mountain

Glass Jar (feat. Jenny Lewis) – Tristen

Temporary Gold – EZTV – High In Place 

Dead Alive – The Shins – Heartworms 

Uh Huh – Julia Michaels

Privilege – Stars

Never Going Home – Hazel English

Saturn – James McAlister, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner – Planetarium

My Smile Is Extinct – Kane Strang  – Two Hearts and No Brain 

How Does It Make You Feel? – Once and Future Band – Once and Future Band 

Modafinil Blues – Matthew Dear

Wall of Glass – Liam Gallagher – As You Were 

In The Moment – DMA’s – Hills End 


Life Itself – Glass Animals

Nobody Cares – Superorganism

Orthodox Man – Blaenavon – That’s Your Lot 

Overnight – Parcels

Signs of Life – Arcade Fire- Everything Now 

Home – Joe Goddard – Electriclines 

Crawl – Gabriel Garzon-Montano

Close But Not Quite – Everything is Recorded – Everything is Recorded EP

New York – St. Vincent

Everything Is Happening Today – Flock of Dimes – If You See Me, Say Yes 

Waterslides – Pixx – The Age of Anxiety

Man of War – Radiohead – OKNOTOK

Satan – D.D. Dumbo – Utopia Defeated 


Pray – Haelos – Full Circle 

All I Want – Ride – Weather Diaries 

Forgot Myself – Jen Cloher – Jen Cloher

Boyfriend – Marika Hackman – I’m Not Your Man 

Id Kill For Her – The Black Angels – Death Song 

Better Find Out – Together Pangea


Skyline — Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder 

Stay Happy — Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder 

Hug of Thunder — Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder 

Land Animal – Bent Knee – Land Animal 

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

So Young – Portugal. The Man – Woodstock 


Guilty Party – The National – Sleep Well Beast