Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was I can feel you creep into my private life by Tune-Yards, out now on 4AD.

Merrill Garbus is an artist bursting at the seams with creativity, which she allows to pour out of her and into her music. Though her sound has evolved from the remarkable drum and vocal loop wizardry of her earlier work, that kind of boundless creative energy remains intact as she adds new sounds and layers into what she does. I can feel you creep into my private life is the fourth Tune-Yards album, and though she’s been playing with bassist Nate Brenner for years, he is now an official member of the band, having co-produced and co-written the entire album with Garbus. This time around, she’s made a conscious decision to make clear the words and messages in her music – songs that touch on race, politics, her own privilege and the cultural appropriation inherent in the music she makes – all the while upping the energy and dance-floor beats and rhythms. It’s an album that will make you move, and think.

—hour 1—

Soul No. 5 – Caroline Rose – Loner

Dunce – Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Riddles 

Lights Out – Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark? 

Dweeb – Teenage Wrist – Chrome Neon Jesus

Pirouette – Jay Som

Sensitive Guy – Baio – Man of the World 

Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.) – Gorillaz – Humanz

YO! MY SAINT (feat. Michael Kiwanuka) – Karen O

What’s Chasing You – Marlon Williams – Make Way For Love

Believe – Benjamin Booker – Witness 

Cuffed (feat. Jamie Lidell Remix) – Nick Hakim 

Snakes – Deva Mahal

The Same Star – Belle and Sebastian – How to Solve Our Human Problems, Pt. 2

Shark Smile – Big Thief – Capacity 

—hour 2—

Dreams Tonite – Alvvays – Antisocialites 

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

Addictions – Lucy Dacus – Historian

You’re Dreaming – Wolf Parade

Crisis Fest – Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo In Blue 

Concrete – Shame – Songs Of Praise 

Oh So You’re Off I See – Kane Strang

Petals – TOPS – Sugar at the Gate 

Vibrations – Montero – Performer 

Crystal – JAGUWAR – Ringthing

Slip Away – Perfume Genius – No Shape 

High Flying Faith – EZTV – High In Place

Jesse – Frankie Cosmos – Vessel

Music Is Worth Living For – Andrew W.K. – You’re Not Alone 

Florian Saucer Attack – Black Mountain – IV 

—hour 3—

Occidental Front – The Black Lips – Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art? 

Erasure (feat. Waxahatchee & Stephin Merritt) – Superchunk – What a Time to Be Alive 

Small Talks – Liza Anne – Fine But Dying 

Bad Baby – Sarah Jaffe – Bad Baby 

Trouble – Frankie Rose – Cage Tropical 

Sweet Dreams – BØRNS – Blue Madonna


ABC-123 – Tune-Yards – I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life

Look At Your Hands- Tune-Yards – I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life

Hammer – Tune-Yards – I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life


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

Satan – D.D. Dumbo – Utopia Defeated 

Quarrel – Moses Sumney – Aromanticism

After Hours – The Sufis – After Hours 


The Deconstruction – Eels – The Deconstruction