Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was Rare Birds by Jonathan Wilson, out now on Bella Union.

Jonathan Wilson has been releasing music as a solo artist for over a decade, but most of his accolades are the result of his work with others as both a producer and touring/session musician. In recent years he produced Father John Misty’s Grammy nominated Pure Comedy and Conor Oberst’s critically acclaimed Upside Down Mountain, and back in 2009 he produced Dawes’ breakout debut, North Hills. He also keeps busy as a hired gun for Roger Waters, both in the studio and on stage. That being said, 2018 is shaping up to be his biggest year to date with the release of Rare Birds.

Jonathan Wilson’s wide-ranging skills are on display over the course of 13 expansive and beautifully produced tracks, recorded during the time he was in studio with Waters, which could explain the gentle Pink Floydian psychedelia that graces the album. Amazing songs are taken to new heights by Wilson’s prowess as a producer, and it’s easy to hear why he’s become one of the premier collaborators in L.A..

—hour 1—

Those Last Words – High Sunn – Missed Connections 

From One Another – Totally Mild – Her 

Boyfriend – Marika Hackman – I’m Not Your Man 

Hey – Alvvays – Antisocialites

Pain Killer – Iceage – Beyondless 

Understanding! or Understanding The Mysteries  of the Universe Via Spiritual and Sexual Awakening!   – Sunbears!

Dream State – Son Lux – Brighter Wounds

Hallelujah (So Low) – Editors – Violence 

I Was Biting – THYLA

Warm and Low – Quicksand

The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra – Anna von Hausswolff – Dead Magic

The Club – Hinds – I Don’t Run

Serve The Rich – PINS

—hour 2—

Hammer – Tune-Yards – I can feel you creep into my private life

Cry! – Caroline Rose – LONER

Pictures of You – Sonny Smith – Rod For Your Love 

Into the Night – Death By Unga Bunga

Further – Django Django – Marble Skies 

Not For Me – Forth Wanderers – Forth Wanderers

Vamps – Prism Tats – Mamba 

Standing On The Edge of Tomorrow – The Damned

Guilty Party – The National – Sleep Well Beast 

Night Time – Superorganism – Superorganism 

Gasoline and Dirty Sheets – David Byrne – American Utopia 

Satan – D.D. Dumbo – Utopia Defeated 

Hell-On – Neko Case – Hell-On

Before We Were Together – Margaret Glaspy – Born Yesterday EP

—hour 3—

Heartbreak Junky – Kyle Craft

Big Cloud – Wavves & Culture Abuse

It Runs Through Me (feat. De La Soul) – Tom Misch – Geography 

Leech – The Cactus Channel – Stay a While 

Cry On Me – Chappo – Do It



Over The Midnight – Jonathan Wilson – Rare Birds

There’s A Light – Jonathan Wilson – Rare Birds

Sunset Blvd – Jonathan Wilson – Rare Birds

Riddles – Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Riddles 

Nightclub – The Vaccines – Combat Sports

Nonbeliever – Lucy Dacus – Historian