Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist. The Fitting Room album was The Other by King Tuff, out now on Sub Pop.

For those who’ve followed King Tuff over the years, the idea of a hard-partying, hard-touring garage rocker is likely what comes to mind. But for Kyle Thomas – the musician behind the name – that was a persona he no longer felt accurately portrayed who he was as a person and performer. After his last album, 2014’s Black Moon Spell, he had a sort of quarter life crisis and had to take some time to reset and rediscover himself through music. The eventual result of that is his new album, The Other. A fresh start in every way, Thomas self-produced the album in his new home studio, with gear he was mostly unfamiliar with, and – as he says in a press released – “embraced the beauty of not knowing.” Fortunately, engineer Shawn Everett (War on Drugs, Alabama Shakes, Weezer) was on hand to mix the album, taking the most layered and complex arrangements that Thomas has ever recorded, and bringing them to life over the course of 10 great sounding tracks.

-hour 1-

But I Like You – Say Sue Me – Where We Were Together

Cracker Drool – Goat Girl – Goat Girl

YO! MY SAINT (feat. Michael Kiwanuka) – Karen O

Shark Smile – Capacity – Big Thief

Generation L(ost) – L.A. Salami – The City of Bootmakers

Born in the Right Country – River Whyless – Kindness, A Rebel

You’re Dreaming – Wolf Parade

Hallelujah (So Low) – Editors – Violence

There’s Only One of Us – A Place to Bury Strangers – Pinned

Boyfriend – Confidence Man – Confident Music For Confident People

Count It Up – Field Music – Open Here

Ancient Names (Part 1) – Lord Huron – Vide Noir

I Can Talk With My Hands – Quantum Keys

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

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Cry On Me – Chappo – Do It

Voyage Libre – Thievery Corporation – Treasures from the Temple

Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All – Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer

Jesse – Frankie Cosmos – Vessel

New Shapes of Life – Martin Carr – New Shapes of Life

Minefield – Richard Edwards – Verdugo

—-FITTING ROOM—-               

Raindrop Blue – King Tuff – The Other

Circuits in the Sand – King Tuff – The Other

Neverending Sunshine – King Tuff – The Other

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

Home Away From Home – -Cut Chemist – Die Cut

Juicy Socks – Cherry Glazerr

Life to Fix – The Record Company