Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist. The Fitting Room album was New Compassion by Haerts, out  now on Arts & Crafts. Haerts will be playing the upcoming WTMD Towson Rock Block along with Sunflower Bean and Bird Streets on Saturday, October 20th.

Nini Fabi and Benny Gebert make up the German duo Haerts, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. They began making waves in 2014 with the release of their debut album – Nini’s voice soaring over Benny’s sprawling arrangements making for songs that are as powerful and moving as they are sweet and infectious. More than four years later, the duo have released their long-awaited follow-up, New Compassion. To shake off any pressure and anxieties they may have been feeling when it came time to make the new album, they left the hustle and bustle of city life for more peaceful surroundings in the Hudson Valley and got to work crafting a collection of songs that take us through a personal and emotional journey with beautiful lush production and a real sense of creative freedom.

–hour 1—

Blue Again – Weakened Friends – Common Blah

The Wrong Side – The Joy Formidable – AAARTH

Touch – Sweet Spirit

Clad in Skin – Trevor Powers

Grey Area (ft. Weyes Blood) – Jerry Paper – Like A Baby

Mad in the Night – Telemonster – Introspector (Part 1)

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

Polygondwanaland – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard  – Polygondwanaland

Inside Out – The Bright Light Social Hour – Missing Something EP

Goya Soda – Christine And The Queens – Chris

There’s A Light – Jonathan Wilson – Rare Birds

Filthy Doubter – Zoo Animal

Keep It In Line – BRONCHO – Bad Behavior

Get Gone – Mikaela Davis – Delivery

–hour 2—

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

Don’t Worry – Deep Gold – Deep Gold

Future Me Hates Me – The Beths – Future Me Hates Me

Secret of Life – Lord Huron – Vide Noir

Cracker Drool – Goat Girl

I Was In A Cult – teddy<3

Debbie – Your Smith – Bad Habit EP

Leave It In My Dreams – The Voidz – Virtue

Cry! – Caroline Rose – LONER

Palms – Body Type – Body Type EP

Rollin with the Flow – Kurt Vile – Bottle It In

Amelia Baker – Rayland Baxter – Wide Awake

Nearer My God – Foxing – Nearer My God

Symbol – Adrianne Lenker – Abysskiss

Hercules – Tokyo Police Club – TPC

–hour 3—

Running – Bully – Losing

Always Elsewhere – Ron Gallo – Stardust Birthday Party

Salt Eyes – Middle Kids

Bellarine – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs

The Club – Hinds

After The Sunrise – The Grip Weeds – Trip Around the Sun


The Way – HAERTS – New Compassion

Fighter – HAERTS – New Compassion

New Compassion – HAERTS – New Compassion

There From Here – Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie

America, Won’t You Make My Dreams Come True? – Jordie Lane – Glasselland

Everybody Loves You – SOAK

Snake Eagle Blues – Hillstomp