Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist. The Fitting Room album was Can’t Wake Up by Shakey Graves, out now on Dualtone.

Alejandro Rose Garcia – the Austin singer-songwriter behind Shakey Graves – has built his career off of a foot-stomping kind of folk rock that came naturally considering the one-man band set-up he used during live performances. For his new album, Can’t Wake Up, he’s tossed that formula out the window to incorporate a wider range of rock and pop sounds – a lot of the experimentation playing into the dreamy nature suggested by the album title. And while he’s upped the production, he’s managed to do so without losing much of the raw and authentic quality that drew us towards him in the first place.


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Sierra Blanca – Matthew Logan Vasquez – Texas Murder Ballads

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

Hey – Alvvays – Antisocialites

Trouble – Frankie Rose – Cage Tropical

MJ – Now, Now – Saved

Room 222 – The Orange Peels – Trespassing

Riddles – Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Riddles

Phantom / Island – Hearts Hearts – Goods / Gods

Mine – Belly – Dove

The Deconstruction – Eels – The Deconstruction

I Wonder If I Take You Home – Meshell Ndegeocello – Ventriloquism

Break Me – DMA’s – For Now

Voices in the Field – Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us

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California Family – La Luz – Floating Features

Secret of Life – Lord Huron – Vide Noir

Numb – Meg Myers

I Love LA – Starcrawler – Starcrawler

Warm and Low – Quicksand

Talking Straight – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs

Heat Wave – Snail Mail – Lush

Getaway – Curtis Roush – Cosmic Campfire Music

Gloria – Wussy – What Heaven Is Like

Under The Wheels – Dr. Dog – Critical Equation

My Boy – Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy

Bad Intentions – Gold Connections – Popular Fiction

Once In A Lifetime – Angelique Kidjo – Remain in Light

Get Lost – Washed Out

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

Tieduprightnow – Parcels

Ralphie – Post Animal – When I Think of You In A Castle

Nightclub – The Vaccines – Combat Sports

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

Queen of New York – Tancred – Nightstand


Kids These Days – Shakey Graves – Can’t Wake Up

My Neighbor – Shakey Graves – Can’t Wake Up

Excuses – Shakey Graves – Can’t Wake Up

Beverly – Low Cut Connie – Dirty Pictures (Part 2)

With You – Twin Peaks

Before We Were Together – Margaret Glaspy

Last Girl – Soccer Mommy – Clean

Miles Away – Phil Cook