Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was Twin Fantasy by Car Seat Headrest, out now on Matador Records.

Teens of Denial, Will Toledo’s 2016 breakout album as Car Seat Headrest, was somewhere near the top of most Best Of lists that year, and made him an instant indie rock sensation. But his meteoric rise wasn’t nearly as instant as it seemed. Prior to being signed by Matador Records, Car Seat Headrest had self-produced and released around 8 albums of lo-fi indie rock. One of those albums was Twin Fantasy, which he released independently in 2011 when he was 19. As his official followup to the album that made him a star, he decided to look to the past and redo Twin Fantasy to make it sound the way he always heard it in his head. To Toledo, the album was never really finished in the first place. And while this was a means to finally complete an album he felt strongly about, it was also a way to show newer fans (almost everyone) what they’d been missing out on this whole time.



—hour 1—

French Girls – Swimming with Bears

Catch It – Iceage

Arabian Heights – The Afghan Whigs – In Spades 

Rosebud – U.S. Girls – In A Poem Unlimited 

Lucky 88 – Speedy Ortiz – Twerp Verse

The Bus Song – Jay Som – Everybody Works 

Shark Smile – Big Thief – Capacity 

Hold Your Head Up High – Darlingside – Extralife 

Paper Cages – Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending 

Beat Down – Mister Heavenly

Look at Your Hands – Tune-Yards – I can feel you creep into my private life 

No Going Back – Yuno

Bitter Red – Pianos Become The Teeth – Wait For Love 

Neighbors – Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins 

—hour 2—

YO! My Saint (feat. Michael Kiwanuka) – Karen O

Go Out Fighting – Dr. Dog – Critical Equation

I’ll Make You Sorry – Screaming Females – All At Once 

Is It Real? – together PANGEA  – Bulls and Roosters 

Your Dog – Soccer Mommy

Homely Feeling – Hockey Dad – Blend Inn

Tic Tac Toe – Django Django – Marble Skies

Fields – Spirit Award – Never-ending 

Settle – Haulm

Joy – Loma – Loma 

Almost Had To Start A Fight/In And Out of Patience – Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!

The Evil Has Landed – Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains 

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

Mr. Tillman – Father John Misty

Opposite House – Cass McCombs – Mangy Love 

—hour 3—

It Was Not Natural – Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs 

Middle America – Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

My Smile Is Extinct – Kane Strang – Two Hearts and No Brain 

Watching From A Distance – David Ramirez – We’re Not Going Anywhere 

Little Woman – Twin Shadow – Caer


My Boy (Twin Fantasy) – Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy 

Sober To Death – Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy 

Bodys – Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy 

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

Running – Bully – Losing 

Currency – The Black Angels

Cicada – La Luz – Floating Features


Sideways – Lauren Ruth Ward – Well, Hell