Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room albumw as Delivery by Mikaela Davis, out now on Rounder Records.

Mikaela Davis’ debut album, Delivery, is as much a showcasefor the harp as it is for herself. A singer songwriter and harpist from Rochester, NY, Mikaela incorporates the instrument into her music in ways you might not expect. Sure, the soft and angelic plucks and strums naturally create a wonderfully dreamy atmosphere throughout,  but then she’ll use it to flourish some rootsy soulful grooves like on the song “Get Gone,” included as the second track on the album as if to say “this isn’t gonna be what you think it is.”  It certainly didn’t hurt to have sonic wizard and indie producer extraordinaire John Congleton with her in studio either. Mikaela plays not only harp, but keys on the album, and it’s no wonder she’s been enlisted by the likes of Bon Iver, The Punch Brothers, Marco Benevento and others to perform with them on tour.




–hour 1—

Heart Slows Down – Aaron Lee Tasjan – Karma For Cheap

Stick – Ovlov – Tru

Total Football – Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!

Soft Stud – Black Belt Eagle Scout – Mother of My Children

That’s A Lifestyle – Dirty Projectors – Lamp Lit Prose

Standing In The Middle of the Field – Cut Copy – Haiku From Zero

Easy Money – Westerman

Small Victories – The Lemon Twigs

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

With You – Twin Peaks

Nobody’s Watching – Steady Holiday – Nobody’s Watching

Dark Saturday – Metric

Those Last Words – High Sunn – Missed Connections

–hour 2–

Break Me – DMA’s – For Now

Siren – Wilderado – Favors

Million Dollars to Kill Me – Joyce Manor – Million Dollars to Kill Me

You’re Dreaming – Wolf Parade

Boyfriend – Marika Hackman – I’m Not Your Man

Double Down – Slothrust – The Pact

Amelia Baker – Rayland Baxter – Wide Awake

Standing On the Edge of Tomorrow – The Damned

Muted Beatings – Albert Hammond Jr. – Francis Trouble

Russian Doll – Jealous of the Birds – The Moths of What I Want Will Eat Me In My Sleep

Water – Ohmme – Parts

Oom Sha La La – Haley Heynderickx – I Need to Start a Garden

Bad Luck Again – The Rural Alberta Advantage – The Wild

Good Times Are Gone Again – Fred Thomas – Aftering

Sanctuary – Super City – Sanctuary

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

–hour 3–

Something For Your M.I.N.D. – Superorganism – Superorgansim

Ache – Trevor Powers – Mulberry Violence

Lucky Ones – Israel Nash – Lifted

It Runs Through Me (feat. De La Soul) – Tom Misch

Soft Spoken – Naia Izumi


Get Gone – Mikaela Davis – Delivery

Little Bird – Mikaela Davis – Delivery

Pure Divine Love – Mikaela Davis – Delivery

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

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

Why – Animal Flag

The Gold (Manchester Orchestra cover) – Phoebe Bridgers

Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows – Best Coast – Best Kids