Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was The Now Now by Gorillaz, out now on Warner Bros.

Considering the 7 year gap between 2010’s The Fall and last year’s Humanz, it came as a big surprise when Damon Albarn announced that a new Gorillaz album was on the way – but here we are now, with The Now Now. The new collection features it’s fair share of collaborators – James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco co-produced, Snoop Dog and Jamie Principle guest on a track, Blur bandmate Graham Coxon plays guitar on another – but in comparison to Humanz and most other Gorillaz albums for that matter, The Now Now resembles more of a Damon Albarn solo album. It sounds like Albarn cutting loose and having fun exploring sounds, melodies, themes and ideas on his own, and that makes for an exciting and refreshing listen all the way through – especially for those of us who enjoy hearing 2-D take the lead from time to time.


–hour 1—

Los Lonely Girls – Sweet Spirit

A Trick of the Light – Villagers

Raindrop Blue – King Tuff – The Other

No Going Back – Yuno

Deli Run – Ava Luna – Moon 2

Love the Way You Are – Yukon Blonde – Critical Hit

Cry On Me – Chappo – Do It

Leave It In My Dreams – The Voidz – Virtue

Peach – Slothrust

C – Oh Sees – Smote Reverser

Enter Entirely – Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound

Happiness Reigns – Cullen Omori – The Diet

You’re Not Wrong – Wet – Still Run

War Paint – Frankie Simone

–hour 2–

Wolfbite – Bat Fangs – Bat Fangs

Cool – Soccer Mommy – Clean

Ache – Trevor Powers – Mulberry Violence

The Wandering Star – Saintseneca

Black Lagoon – Still Corners – Slow Air

Jewels Drossed in the Runoff – Wild Pink – Yolk in the Fur

There’s A Light – Jonathan Wilson – Rare Birds

The Deconstruction – Eels – The Deconstruction

Salvation – Tash Sultana

When The Record Skips – T. Hardy Morris – Dude, The Obscure

Six Wave Hold-Down – Hot Snakes – Jericho Sirens

Soldier – Death By Unga Bunga – So Far So Good So Cool

Don’t Leave It In Our Hands – The Essex Green – Hardly Electronic

Nobody – Mitski – Be The Cowboy

Phantom / Island – Hearts Hearts – Goods / Gods

–hour 3–

Secret of Life – Lord Huron – Vide Noir

The Rover – Interpol – Marauder

Electric – Clara Nova – The Golden Age EP   

Soul No. 5 – Caroline Rose

Is It Real? – Together PANGEA – Bulls and Roosters

Paradise – The Blank Tapes – Candy


Humility – Gorillaz – The Now Now

Tranz – Gorillaz – The Now Now

Magic City – Gorillaz – The Now Now

Bellarine – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs

Summertime – Field Report – Summertime Songs

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

Stick – Ovlov – Tru


Heaven Only Knows – Bob Moses