Dig into The Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs by Wye Oak – out now on Merge Records.

Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack are no longer Baltimore residents, but the spirit of sonic adventure that resonates throughout Baltimore’s music scene is still resonant within them, perhaps more than ever before, as evident by the boundless creative energy that we hear on their new album, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs. With Jenn now based in Durham, NC and Andy in Marfa, TX, the two worked on much of the album together from afar, and made the conscious decision to throw their own rules out the window and do what felt right for each of them in the moment, including bringing other musicians into the fold. The new album is bold, confident and bursting with life and emotion, and a sense that they’re still very much excited by the music they’re making together over a decade into their career.



–hour 1–

Jo Passed – Millennial Trash Blues – Their Prime

Talking Straight – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs

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

Running – Bully – Losing

Cracker Drool – Goat Girl – Goat Girl

Tailor Made – The Lemon Twigs

Muted Beatings – Albert Hammond Jr. – Francis Trouble

Cry Cry Cry – Ty Segall – Freedom’s Goblin

Summertime – Field Report – Summertime Songs

Villain – Speedy Ortiz – Twerp Verse

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

Like a Stone, or Like a Rose – Robert Julian Fronzo – Fanboy Non-Fiction

Heart Killer – Dr. Dog – Critical Equation

The Spider and Me (feat. Mild High Club) – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard — Sketches of Brunswick

–hour 2–

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

All Wordz Are Made Up – The Voidz – Virtue

Prior Things – Hop Along – Bark Your Head Off, Dog

I Bow Down – Pixx

Find Me – Porches – The House

Wide Awake – Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!

Dark Spring – Beach House – 7

Eschaton – Darlingside

Slow Down – Art Feynman – Blast Off Through the Wicker

Breathe In, Breathe Out – Melody’s Echo Chamber

Alabama — Tracyanne & Danny – Tracyanne & Danny

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

Formidable Cool – Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life

Balla Balla – Brazilian Girls – Let’s Make Love

Dream Song – Michael Rault – It’s A New Day Tonight

Cold As Ice – Bekon


City of No Reply – Amber Coffman – City of No Reply

The Underdog – GUM – The Underdog

Safe in the Car – Ament

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

Is It Real? – together PANGEA – Bulls and Roosters

Mary Anne – Triptides – Visitors


The Instrument – Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

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

Symmetry – Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

Take Tonight – The Family Crest – The War: Act 1

Dreams Tonite – Alvvays – Antisocialites

Agree – Polica – Music for the Long Emergency

Watch Fire (feat. Sufjan Stevens) – Laura Veirs – The Lookout

Bad Luck – Neko Case – Hell-On