Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was What A Time To Be Alive by Superchunk, out now on Merge Records.

Superchunk are still going strong nearly 30 years later, and as always, they’re using their blistering punk rock medium to speak their minds. What A Time To Be Alive is their first new album since 2013’s I Hate Music, and as they say in a press release, “It would be strange to be in a band, at least our band, and make a record that completely ignored the surrounding circumstances that we live in and that our kids are going to grow up in.” And so, Mac McCaughan, Laura Ballance, Jim Wilber and Jon Wurster made an album with as powerful and clear a message as ever, out on their own Merge Records, the now iconic indie rock label they started themselves so many years ago.



—hour 1—

Cicada – La Luz – Floating Features 

Miss You – Born Ruffians – Uncle, Duke & The Chief 

The Wandering Star – Saintseneca

Deathless f. Kamasi Washington – Ibeyi

Phoenix – Rhye – Blood 

Baby Luv – Nilüfer Yanya – Baby Luv EP

Voices in the Field – Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us 

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

I’m Out Mine – Dommengang – Love Jail 

Blue Coupe – Twin Peaks

Fallen Leaves – The Deep Dark Woods

Don’t Move Back To LA – Okkervil River – In the Rainbow Rain

Middle America – Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

The Alien – Manchester Orchestra – A Black Mile To The Surface 

—hour 2—

Another Weekend – Ariel Pink – Dedicated To Bobby Jameson 

Best Of The Best Of Times – Darlingside – Extralife

Agree – POLICA and s t a r g a z e – Music for the Long Emergency 

Find Me – Porches – The House 

Lemon Glow – Beach House

Never Gonna Stop – The Family Crest – The War: Act I

The Weather – Pond – The Weather 

Cold As Ice – Bekon

Golden Spiral – Holly Miranda – Mutual Horse

Go Out Fighting – Dr. Dog – Critical Equation

Anna, Lisa Calls – Happyness – Write In 

What’s So Entertaining – The Orwells

Kids These Days – Shakey Graves – Can’t Wake Up

Follow Me – The Shacks – Haze

Time After Time – The Parson Red Heads – Blurred Harmony 

—hour 3—

Little of Your Love – HAIM – Something To Tell You 

In Between Stars – Eleanor Friedberger – Rebound 

Nameless, Faceless – Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel

Point – The Districts – Popular Manipulations 

You’re Dreaming – Wolf Parade

Purple Hearts – Jeremy Messersmith – Late Stage Capitalism


Break The Glass – Superchunk – What A Time To Be Alive

All For You – Superchunk – What A Time To Be Alive

Black Thread – Superchunk – What A Time To Be Alive

Count It Up – Field Music – Open Here 

Standing In The Middle Of The Field – Cut Copy – Haiku From Zero

Negative Space – Hookworms – Microshift 

Catch It – Iceage