Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was Sanctuary by Baltimore’s own Super City.

It’s rare to find a young rock band that aims to create an experience for their audience every time they take the stage – not just getting up there and playing the songs, but really putting on a show. Baltimore’s Super City have made their mark by doing just that, using the energy of dance to heighten the impact of their music, which in and of itself is bold and exciting.

Bottling that kind of electricity in the studio is not easy to do, but Super City have done it on their new album, Sanctuary – the album largely recorded directly into their iPhones, allowing them to capture “that first point of raw inspiration,” as they said in a recent Baltimore magazine feature. While that immediacy is present throughout, Super City’s attention to detail – their unique pop sensibility and songwriting ambition can’t be ignored. From beginning to end, Sanctuary demonstrates the wide range of sounds and styles they’ve become known for, with blazing guitars and hooks for days.



–hour 1—

Baby It’s You – Active Bird Community – Amends

Johnny – Basement Revolver – Heavy Eyes

Love Said (Let’s GO) – 77:78 – Jellies

Love the Way You Are – Yukon Blonde – Critical Hit

Psykick Damage – School Damage – A to X

Moon Barks at the Dog – Saintseneca – Pillar of Na

Little Dark Age – MGMT – Little Dark Age

Ache – Trevor Powers – Mulberry Violence

Feel Good (feat. Khruangbin) – Maribou State – Kingdoms In Colour

Exact Change – Octaves – Exact Change

Polygondwanaland – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanaland

On My Mind – Circles Around The Sun – Let It Wander

I Won’t Run From It – Big Red Machine – Big Red Machine

Born in the Right Country – River Whyless

–hour 2—

Break-Thru – Dirty Projectors

ABOP – Tunng — Songs You Make at Night

I’m A Man – Ty Segall – Fudge Sandwich

Cry On Me – Chappo – Do It

Touch – Sweet Spirit

A Perfect Miracle – Spiritualized – And Nothing Hurt

It Keeps Us Dancing – The Family Crest – The War: Act I

New Red Pants – Slothrust – The Pact

Flying Colors – Steady Holiday – Nobody’s Watching

It Was Not Natural – Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

Orlando – Blood Orange – Negro Swan

Cry Wolf – Skylar Spence

Soft Spoken – Naia Izumi

–hour 3—

Hammer – Tune-Yards – I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life

Annihilation Song – Rubblebucket – Sun Machine

Young Love – Frontperson – Frontrunner

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

Oh So You’re Off I See – Kane Strang

I’m Desperate – BC Camplight – Deportation Blues


Hurry – Super City – Sanctuary

Vulture – Super City – Sanctuary

Nice Person – Super City – Sanctuary

Water – Ohmme – Parts

Raindrop Blue – King Tuff – The Other

Oh My – Natalie Prass – The Future and the Past

Pony Up – The Bamboos – Night Time People


Anger Plays A Part – Neil & Liam Finn – Lightsleeper