Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was Francis Trouble by Albert Hammond Jr., out now on Red Bull Records.

The main inspiration behind Albert Hammond Jr.’s new album, Francis Trouble, is very heavy and very personal – that being the stillborn death of his twin brother, what he may have been like had he lived, and the sense that the two of them are still connected in some way. With such deep subject matter, it would be easy to go the direction of dark and somber, but that is far from the up-beat and bouncy guitar rock he delivers on his fourth solo album – everything we would hope for from the now iconic Strokes guitarist.

“What the music says may be serious, but as a medium it should not be questioned, analyzed or taken too seriously,” he said in a statement. And with that, we’re free to enjoy without the burden of carrying the weight of his experience.


—hour 1—

All Wordz Are Made Up – The Voidz – Virtue 

The Club – Hinds – I Don’t Run

Shark Smile – Big Thief – Capacity 

Petals – TOPS – Sugar at the Gate 

Never Took the Time – Whyte Horses – Empty Words 

No Time – Pocket Bells – Time 

Slip Away – Perfume Genius – No Shape 

Find Me – Porches – The House

Magnetism – Vacationer

Postmodern Girl – Jeremy Messersmith – Late Stage Capitalism 

Count To Five – Rhye – Blood 

Getaway – Curtis Roush – Cosmic Campfire Music 

Tehigren – Bombino

other voices – LCD Soundsystem – american dream 

—hour 2—

Deserted Dunes Welcome Weary Feet – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Polygondwandaland 

The Man – Goat Girl – Goat Girl

Sick In Bed – The Moondoggies

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

Home Away From Home (feat. Laura Darlington) – Cut Chemist – Die Cut

California Finally – La Luz – Floating Features 

What’s Chasing You – Marlon Williams

From A Soon-To-Be-Ghost Town – Fruits Bats – Absolute Loser 

Real Talk – Titus Andronicus – A Productive Cough 

Listening In – Dr. Dog – Critical Equation 

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

Does This Work For You – Moaning – Moaning 

Roses – Nap Eyes – I’m Bad Now 

I’m Out Mine – Dommengang – Love Jail 

—hour 3— 

Wolfbite – Bat Fangs – Bat Fangs

Vamps – Prism Tats – Mamba

Wide Awake – Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!

Get Lost – Washed Out

Can I Sit Next to You – Spoon – Hot Thoughts 

Birds – The Shacks – Haze 


Dvsi – Albert Hammond Jr. – Francis Trouble 

Far Away Truths – Albert Hammond Jr. – Francis Trouble

Tea For Two – Albert Hammond Jr. – Francis Trouble

There’s a Light – Jonathan Wilson – Rare Birds 

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

Why – Animal Flag

Sucker’s Prayer – The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl