Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was the new self-titled album by Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread.

Michael Nau’s music flows with the kind of calm and carefree spirit that drifts along and takes the listener with it where it goes. The Cumberland, Maryland artist – once of the bands Page France and Cotton Jones – has proven himself a prolific songwriter on his own in recent years, with the release of his debut solo album, 2016’s fantastic Mowing, another great album called Some Twist in 2017 and the followup EP, The Load, soon after that. Now he’s back with another full length album, but this time it was made a bit differently – that is, all in one place – his guitarist Benny Yurco’s one-bedroom apartment in Burlington, Vermont. Nau has said that this album feels most like a band record than ever before, and that’s why he named it after them. Michael Nau & the Mighty Thread has that natural full band vibe, but with the same warm and breezy folk rock flow of his past work – a perfect album to lift us up and carry us through the rest of our summer days.


–hour 1—

General Electric – The Ophelias – Almost

Dark Heart – Tunng – Songs You Make At Night

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

Jeannie Becomes a Mom – Caroline Rose – LONER

New Birth In New England – Phosphorescent

Prior Things – Hop Along – Bark Your Head Off, Dog

Gaslight Anthem (The Song Not the Band) – Thin Lips – Chosen Family

Ladder To The Sun – Saintseneca

Further – Django Django – Marble Skies

Solitude – Kendl Winter – Stumbler’s Business

Nearer My God – Foxing – Nearer My God

Shark Smile – Big Thief – Capacity

–hour 2—

Summertime – Field Report – Summertime Songs

Partners in Motion – Wild Nothing – Indigo

Small Victories – The Lemon Twigs

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

Please Do Not Come Home – Low Cut Connie – Dirty Pictures (Part 2)

If Not Now When – Aaron Lee Tasjan – Karma For Cheap

Van Dyke Brown – River Whyless – Kindness, A Rebel

Side Tracked – Born Ruffians

Raindrop Blue – King Tuff – The Other

Too Lost In Love – The Molochs – Flowers in the Spring

Stick in a Five and Go – Sleaford Mods

Plastic Skeletons – Jealous of the Birds

American Guilt – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Night Shop – Optiganally Yours – O.Y. in Hi-Fi

Starting From Scratch – Carl Broemel – Wished Out

A Trick of the Light – Villagers

–hour 3–

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

Clad In Skin – Trevor Powers

Uh Huh – Jade Bird

Every Day’s The Weekend – Alex Lahey

Break Me – DMA’s – For Now

PINK – Mothers – Render Another Ugly Method


Less Than Positive – Michael Nau – Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread

Shadow On – Michael Nau – Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread

Can’t Take One – Michael Nau – Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread

Amelia Baker – Rayland Baxter – Wide Awake

Oh Dear Brother – Howard (US)

The Matador – decker.