Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was Parts by Ohmme, out now on Joyful Noise.

What happens when two classically trained pianists with an urge to experiment ditch the keys and pick up electric guitars? Well, when you’re Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart, the chemical reaction that takes place is one to behold. Together, they are Ohmme, and their new album, Parts, is a fresh and exciting burst of hypnotic riffs, monstrous guitars, wild grooves and dual vocals that can be at once calming and chaotic. Having collaborated in the past with fellow Chicago acts like Chance the Rapper, Jeff Tweedy and Whitney, these are two world class musicians and songwriters who’ve made a conscious decision to step outside their comfort zone and try something entirely new, and while there’s a lot to take in for the listener, they know just when to bring it back down to Earth.


–hour 1—

It Comes Down Hard – The Eyebrows – Volume

Do You Love Your Company? – Ron Gallo – Stardust Birthday Party

Bellarine – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs

Cool (Clean) – Soccer Mommy

Zero Day – Nothing – Dance on the Blacktop

Touch – Sweet Spirit

Cracker Drool – Goat Girl – Goat Girl

Plastic Skeletons – Jealous of the Birds

American Guilt – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Moonstone – Black Mirrors – Look Into The Black Mirror

Bite The Hand – Boygenius

Over The Midnight – Jonathan Wilson – Rare Birds

Hotel Delmano – MUNYA – Hotel Delmano

See You At The Movies – J Mascis

Moonshine Freeze – This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze

–hour 2—

The Gift – Wand – Perfume

True Dark – Murder By Death – The Other Shore

ABOP – Tunng – Songs You Make At Night

Hold Your Head Up High – Darlingside – Extralife

Annihilation Song – Rubblebucket – Sun Machine

He’s Got His Mother’s Hips – John Grant – Love Is Magic       

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

Agree – Polica – Music for the Long Emergency

Touchscreen (feat. Meredith Graves) – House of Feelings – New Lows

I’m Desperate – BC Camplight – Deportation Blues

Stick – Ovlov – Tru

Hey – Alvvays – Antisocialites

Johnny – Basement Revolver – Heavy Eyes

Rear View – Gabby’s World – Beast on Beast

You’re Dreaming – Wolf Parade

–hour 3–

The Club – Hinds

Happiness Reigns – Cullen Omori – The Diet

Fine Slime – White Denim – Performance

Into the Night – Death By Unga Bunga

Pain Killer – Iceage

Who’s Been Talkin’ – Whitehorse


Icon – Ohmme – Parts

Water – Ohmme – Parts

Left Handed – Ohmme – Parts

A Pearl – Mitski – Be The Cowboy

Sober Motel – Dilly Dally – Heaven

Disaster (Is What We’re After) – Death Valley Girls – Darkness Rains

Apocalypse Now (& Later) – Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers – Bought to Rot