Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was Villains by Queens of the Stone Age, out now on Matador Records.

When you learn that Queens of the Stone Age linked up with the great pop producer Mark Ronson for their album, Villains, you get it in your head that this will be some of the more accessible music that we’ve heard from Josh Homme and company, and while that assumption is accurate, that’s not to say this album doesn’t rock out with that kind of sultry and sinister grit and attitude that makes them one of the coolest bands out there. Villains grooves and cuts with enough edge and intensity to scratch that itch. And when you think back to Ronson’s award winning work with Amy Winehouse, the collaboration begins to make more sense. Dave Growl doesn’t play any drums on this album like he has on albums past, but with Baltimore native and former Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore holding it down on the kit, there’s not a thing to be missed. Villains is an album worth sinking your teeth into.



—hour 1—

Lower Worlds – Rainer Maria – S/T

Watching From A Distance – David Ramirez – We’re Not Going Anywhere 

You and I – Toro y Moi – Boo Boo 

Cuffed (Jamie Lidell Remix) – Nick Hakim – Green Twins

You’re Dreaming – Wolf Parade – Cry Cry Cry

Time After Time – The Parson Red Heads – Blurred Harmony 

Bad Ones (feat. Tegan and Sara) – Matthew Dear

Lotto In Reverse  – Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother 

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

Humble Pro – Cherry Glazerr – Apocalipstick 

Winter in the South – A. Savage – Thawing Dawn

Can’t Go Back – Ted Leo – The Hanged Man

Opposite House – Cass McCombs – Mangy Love 

—hour 2—

Blossom – Milky Chance – Blossom 

Porcelain – Shout Out Louds – Ease My Mind

Permanating – Steven Wilson – To The Bone 

Cave – Future Islands – The Far Field 

other voices – LCD Soundsystem – american dream 

Spirit – The Belle Game – Fair / Nothing 

Lil Dead Eye-d – Richard Edwards – Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset 

Orthodox Man – Blaenovon – That’s Your Lot 

Exhumed – Zola Jesus – Okovi 

Day I Die – The National – Sleep Well Beast 

Past Lives – Local Natives – Sunlit Youth 

God Save The Jungle – Benjamin Clementine – I Tell A Fly 

Brother – The Rural Alberta Advantage – The Wild 

I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore – Lucy Dacus – No Burden 

—hour 3—

Enter Entirely – Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound 

The Sound – Noah Gundersen – White Noise

Over Everything – Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice 

Shake Your Heel (feat. Tristen) – Steelism – ism 

Seekers and Finders (feat. Regina Spektor) – Gogol Bordello – Seekers and Finder 


Feet Don’t Fail Me – Queens of the Stone Age – Villains 

Head Like A Haunted House – Queens of the Stone Age – Villains 

The Evil Has Landed – Queens of the Stone Age – Villains 

Violet – The Districts – Popular Manipulations 

Julie’s Place – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Bless This Acid House – Kasabian – For Crying Out Loud

Up The Creek – Tori Amos