Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was the self-titled debut album by Foxwarren, out now on ANTI- Records.

A couple years ago, Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf released an album called The Party – a concept album of sorts, remarking on life as an introvert – making clear his gift for captivating the listener with such purpose in melody, and subtlety in delivery and production. He’s now returned, not as a solo artist, but with a band whom he’s been with for over a decade. Still, the new self-titled album from Foxwarren acts a debut.

The band is made up of Shauf, and his childhood friends Dallas Bryson and brothers Avery and Darryl Kissick. They take their name from the brothers’ family home in Foxwarren, Manitoba. Fortunately for fans of Andy’s The Party, this album floats in that same kind of understated beauty, making this as sweet and intimate a listen as his last.

–hour 1—

Into the Fire – These New Puritans

Head Alone – Julia Jacklin – Crushing

Cool – Soccer Mommy

Trip With Lola – The Bright Light Social Hour

Used to You – Foreign Air

Symmetry & Black Tar – Thomas Abban – A Sheik’s Legacy

Oh My – Natalie Prass – The Future and the Past

Fine Slime – White Denim – Performance

Tank Top – Starcrawler

What Do You Want Me To Do – Bob Mould – Sunshine Rock

Nearer My God – Foxing – Nearer My God

Bloodless – Andrew Bird

Only Water – TEEN – Good Fruit

Rosebud – U.S. Girls – In A Poem Unlimited

–hour 2—

Hold Your Head Up High – Darlingside – Extralife

Broken (Feat. Jessie Reyez) – THEY. – Fireside EP

Cherry Glazerr – Daddi

Bodys – Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy

Stick – Ovlov – Tru

Born In Black – Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers – Bought to Rot

Mirror Mirror (feat. Jana Hunter) – Chaunter – Dream Dynamics

Oh Bear Brother – Howard

Centerline – Ava Luna – Moon 2

Forgive (feat. Washed Out) – Roosevelt – Young Romance

Troubled Mind – Dan Mangan – More Or Less

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

It’s Me on the Dance Floor – My Brightest Diamond – A Million and One

Anyway – Arctic Monkeys

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

-hour 3–

Dark Heart – Tunng

Freelance – Toro y Moi

Starstruck – Sorry

MDM – Jo Passed

Better Off – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Tourist

Perfect for You – Sloucher – Be True


To Be – Foxwarren – Foxwarren

Everything Apart – Foxwarren – Foxwarren

In Another Life – Foxwarren – Foxwarren

The Truce of Twilight – The Good, the Bad & The Queen – Merrie Land

A Trick of the Light – Villagers – The Art of Pretending to Swim

Weight In Gold – Gallant

Lover Chanting – Little Dragon – Lover Chanting EP

I Know What It’s Like – Jeff Tweedy – WARM