Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist. The Fitting Room album was Birdie, by Slaughter Beach, Dog, out now on Lame-O Records.

Philly based singer songwriter Jake Ewald released Welcome, his debut album as Slaughter Beach, Dog, in 2016. The whole thing started as an exercise of sorts to help him defeat a bad case of writer’s block he’d been battling while trying to write for his main band, the much beloved Modern Baseball… and it worked. He found that taking a narrative approach lyrically allowed him to get out of his own head and finally put pen to paper. Now, just over a year later, he’s shared Birdie, his sophomore full-length as Slaughter Beach, Dog, and we clearly hear Ewald’s growth as a solo artist, with a more delicate approach to song-craft, added attention to detail and finer production overall. Modern Baseball recently played their final shows before going on hiatus, so the album comes at a perfect time for fans of Ewald’s writing.

Find the full Saturday Alternative playlist, including Spotify playlist and music videos, below.

—hour 1—

Warm and Low – Quicksand – Interiors

Simulation – Gladshot – These Are Vitamins

Hey – Alvvays – Antisocialites

Leech – The Cactus Channel – Stay a While

Taste – Rhye

Plastic – Sampha – Process

Get Lost – Washed Out

National Monument – SNST – Turn Out The Lights

With You – Twin Peaks

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

Tokorats – Jonti – Tokorats

New Shapes of Life – Martin Carr – New Shapes of Life

other voices – LCD Soundsystem – american dream

—hour 2—

Life Itself – Glass Animals

Civil War – iamson – iamson EP

Rorschach – Typhoon – Offerings

Slip Away – Perfume Genius – No Shape

Astronaut (Something About Your Love) – Mansionair

I Was a Fool – Sunflower Bean

Bad Baby – Sarah Jaffe

City of No Reply – Amber Coffman – City of No Reply

She Got Time – The Morning Yells – Proper Wilted EP

Intrepid – Pinegrove

Point – The Districts – Popular Manipulations

Evermore – Grandaddy – Last Place

Zone on Nine – BONZIE – Zone on Nine

Humpty Dumpty – Acid Tongue – Babies

—hour 3—

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

Tails (feat. Karen O) – Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts – MILANO

Wolf’s Home – Gord Downie – Introduce Yerself

Time After Time – The Parson Red Heads – Blurred Harmony

Stay With me – Hux and the Hitmen


Gold and Green — Slaughter Beach, Dog – Birdie

Pretty O.K. — Slaughter Beach, Dog – Birdie

Fish Fry — Slaughter Beach, Dog – Birdie

Running – Bully – Losing

Murdured Out – Kim Gordon

Autumn Winds – Pia Fraus – Field Ceremony

Hide (feat. Elmer Demond) – The Urban Renewal Project