Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was The Future and the Past by Natalie Prass, out now on ATO Records.

Natalie Prass had a full album of material ready to go way back in 2016, but had to do some serious soul searching after the election. She ultimately decided to start over and make an album that – as she says – “was going to get me out of my funk, one that would hopefully lift other people out of theirs, too…” Coming three years after her successful self-titled debut, she’s back with another fun and funky album that will do just that.

Once again working with her pal and producer Matthew E. White at his Spacebomb Studios in Richmond, VA, Natalie Prass serves up more of those inescapable grooves and melodies that seem to come so naturally to her, and while her album has a deeper meaning and purpose, it’s hard not to move with the grooves and have a good time while listening – and I don’t think she’d have it any other way.

We’ll all get to see Natalie this coming Thursday at the Canton Waterfront Park as she plays the next First Thursday Festival!


Wings of Ra – Golden Dawn Arkestra – Children Of The Sun

Tightrope – Petal – Magic Gone

Wonderful Life – Lo Moon – Lo Moon

Rolling On – Israel Nash – Lifted

Crippling Self Doubt And A General Lack Of Self Confidence – Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel

Catch It – Iceage

Human For – Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo In Blue

Hollywood Factory – Skating Polly – The Make It All Show

All The Time – The Kooks

Cry! – Caroline Rose – LONER

Postmodern Girl – Jeremy Messersmith – Late Stage Capitalism

Cold War – Cautious Clay

Now I Feel It – Sam Evian – You, Forever

Roses – Nap Eyes – I’m Bad Now

–hour 2—

Dirty Love – Mt. Joy – Mt. Joy

I’ll Be There – Michael Rault – It’s a New Day Tonight

Other Lover – Mikaela Davis

Phoenix – Rhye – Blood

Hit The Ceiling – Thirdstory – Cold Heart

The Ghost Ship – Farao – The Ghost Ship

Please Don’t Die – Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer

Born in the Right Country – River Whyless

Thievery Corporation – Voyage Libre

Fruity – Rubblebucket – Sun Machine

Pure Romance – Wand – Perfume

Fallen Leaves – The Deep Dark Woods

All The Good Men – Ryan Martin – Gimme Some Light

Empress – Snow Patrol – Wildness

Riddles – Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Riddles

–hour 2–

All I Want – Ride – Weather Diaries

MDM – Jo Passed – Their Prime

Hot Summer – Gurr

(You’re Better) Than Ever – illuminati hotties – Kiss Yr Frenemies

Better Off – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Tourist

Had a Fantastic – Clearance – At Your Leisure


Oh My – Natalie Prass – The Future and the Past

Short Court Style – Natalie Prass – The Future and the Past

Lost – Natalie Prass – The Future and the Past

Total Football – Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!

Fanny Dog – Ty Segall – Freedom’s Goblin

Magazin – White Denim – Performance

Street Fighter Mas – Kamasi Washington