Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was Antisocialites by Alvvays, out now on Polyvinyl.

Toronto’s Alvvays won us over a few years ago with their self titled debut album, seeped in late 90’s indie pop nostalgia, dreamy guitars and textures and themes of young romance, like on the song “Archie, Marry Me.” That song alone made them instant indie sensations, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab calling it his favorite song of the year, and covering it live. For their new album, aptly titled Antisocialites, frontwoman Molly Rankin secluded herself in an abandoned classroom on Toronto Island to write lyrics and melodies and to record demos, sometimes heading off on her own to sit at the beach and listen to her favorite records for inspiration. The band then worked on the album together, guitarist Alec O’Hanley co-producing alongside indie producer extraordinaire John Congleton. The resulting album is one that is more diverse in sound and pace, more polished, yet with more grit and attitude at the same time. And still, there are plenty of the whimsical qualities and catchy melodies we fell in love with the first time.




—hour 1— 

Eden Machine – Trailer Trash Tracys – Althaea 

Can’t Do – Everything Everything – A Fever Dream 

The Weather – Pond – The Weather 

Nobody Cares – Superorganism

Deathless f. Kamasi Washington – Ibeyi – Ash

Meadow – Jessica Lea Mayfield – Sorry Is Gone 

Mama Said – Cat Clyde

Witching Hour – Madeline Kenney – Night Night At The First Landing 

All About Waiting – Dhani Harrison – IN///PARALLEL

Juicy – Radiation City – Synesthetic 

Way We Won’t – Grandaddy

Girlfriend – *repeat repeat – Floral Canyon

Call It Dreaming – Iron & Wine – Beast Epic 

Believe – Benjamin Booker – Witness 

—hour 2—

Lust For Life (feat. The Weeknd) – Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life 

Up The Creek – Tori Amos – Native Invader

Running – Bully  – Losing

Dean Town – Vulfpeck – The Beautiful Game

other voices  – LCD Soundsystem – american dream

Anymore – The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – The Echo of Pleasure 

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

What Have We Done – Orchestral Maneuvres in the Dark – The Punishment of Luxury

Innocence in Paradise – Squeeze – The Knowledge 

It’s Easy (Like Walking) [feat. Kurt Vile] – The Sadies – Northern Passages 

Domino (Time Will Tell) – Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah Anyhow

Holy Books – Death From Above – Outrage! Is Now 

Can’t Hold On – Black Lips – Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art? 

—hour 3—

For The Worst (feat. IDIL) – Wax Tailor – By Any Beats Necessary 

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

Los Ageless – St. Vincent – MASSEDUCATION 

O B 1 – Jagwar Ma

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


Dreams Tonite – Alvvays – Antisocialites 

Hey – Alvvays – Antisocialites 

Lollipop (Ode To Jim) – Alvvays – Antisocialites 

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

War – MUTEMATH – Play Dead 

OK – Honey Hahs