Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was “Gumboot Soup” by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, out now on ATO Records.

They did it! Not that we ever doubted them… King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard made good on their word to release five albums in 2017, something they had set out to do in the beginning of the year. Australian psych rock mastermind Stu Mackenzie is leader of pack, and has always made it a point to challenge himself and his bandmates, whether by setting a lofty goal like this one, or by concocting some kind of unique sonic album concept. For instance, 2015’s Paper Mache Dream Balloon was made using only acoustic instruments, 2016’s Nonagon Infinity could be played on an endless loop, and their first album of 2017, Flying Microtonal Banana, was made using modified microtuned instruments. Still, releasing five full length albums in a year is their biggest accomplishment to date, and the fact that these are all solid and unique albums is a testament to what a great band they are. Gumboot Soup was the fifth and final album of the year and it’s a psychedelic stew of mind-melting sounds, made, as always, with a fine sense of song-craft.


—hour 1—

Hey Heartbreaker – Dream Wife – Dream Wife

The Wandering Star – Saintseneca

Dead crush – Alt-J – RELAXER 

Can’t Do – Everything Everything – A Fever Dream 

Everybody’s Coming To My House – David Byrne – American Utopia

Over The Midnight – Jonathan Wilson – Rare Bird

Fish Fry – Slaughter Beach, Dog – Birdie 

Wrong – Erik Phillips – One 

Cold As Ice – Bekon

A Lost Machine – Grandaddy – Last Place 

No Captain feat. Polica – Lane 8

Feel the Love Go – Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending 

Standing in the Middle of the Field – Cut Copy – Haiku From Zero 

—hour 2—

Fields – Spirit Award – Neverending 

Turn Twice – Trace Mountains – A Partner To Lean On

Vacation Town – The Front Bottoms – Going Grey 

Happy Kid – Ron Gallo – Standing at the Gates: The Songs of Nada Surf’s Let Go

Nervous Young Inhumans – Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy

Better Off – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Tourist 

Point – The Districts – Popular Manipulations 

I’ll Never Sing Your Name – Fruition – Watching It All Fall Apart

Wait in the Car – The Breeders – All Nerve

Tic Tac Toe – Django Django

I Took Your Picture – Cults – Offering

Dunce – Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Riddles 

Connected By Love – Jack White – Boarding House Reach 

Hologram – The Horrors –

—hour 3—

In the Midst – sir Was – Digging a Tunnel 

Burnin’ Up – Sonny Smith – Rod for Your Love

Every 1’s a Winner – Ty Segall – Freedom’s Goblin 

Running – Bully – Losing 

Into The Night – Death By Unga Bunga

Erasure (feat. Waxahatchee & Stephin Merritt) – Superchunk – What A Time To Be Alive 


Greenhouse Heat Death — King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gumboot Soup

Muddy Water — King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gumboot Soup

Superposition — King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gumboot Soup

Rorschach – Typhoon – Offerings 

Orthodox Man – Blaenavon – That’s Your Lot 

Like a Motherless Child – Moby – Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt

Game To Lose – I’m With Her