The Saturday Alternative – Aug. 11th, 2018

Dig into this week’s Saturday Alternative playlist! The Fitting Room album was Nearer My God by Foxing, out now on Triple Crown.

St Louis band Foxing have come up as one of the prominent post-punk/emo revival bands on the scene, with their first two albums – 2013’s The Albatross and 2015’s Dealer – receiving praise from critics and fans alike. But when it came time to record their third album, their desire was to reach outside their comfort zone and go for a sound more expansive and ambitious than anything they’d done before, and that’s what they did on Nearer My God.

They’d run into a bit of trouble between their last album and this one, like for instance, being hit by a speeding truck while in their van, and having a ton of gear stolen from them. One of their founding members even left to go back to school. So, for the remaining members, the time was now to prove themselves as more than just an “emo band,” and hopefully develop a wider fan base of music lovers, and therefore a more sustainable career.

If there’s ever been a band who can relate with trying to escape that emo box, it’s Death Cab for Cutie, and so their decision to enlist former Death Cab guitarist and producer Chris Walla seems fitting – and Walla’s direction as a producer and willingness to stretch out and experiment with sound and atmosphere, certainly helped make Nearer My God such a deep and powerful collection.

 


 

–hour 1—

Chokehold – Slaves – Acts of Fear and Love

Happiness Reigns – Cullen Omori – The Diet

Mardi Gras Beads – Parquet Courts – Wide Awake

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

Betting On The Sun – Bird Streets

Des Bisous Partout – MUNYA

Oh My – Natalie Prass – The Future and the Past

Leave It in My Dreams – The Voidz – Virtue

New Birth In New England – Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie

Sober Motel – Dilly Dally – Heaven

Bellarine – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs

Oh Dear Brother – Howard

It’s All Gonna Be OK – Ron Gallo

Magic City – Gorillaz – The Now Now

–hour 2—

Tieduprightnow – Parcels

Ace of Aces – The Fearless Flyers – The Fearless Flyers EP

The Deep End – Tall Heights

Cold As Ice – Bekon – Get With The Times

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

Sad Song Backward – Jake Shears

Life Savings – Cursive – Vitriola

Riddles – Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Riddles

(You’re Better) Than Ever – illuminati hotties – Kiss Yr Frenemies

Russian Doll – Jealous of the Birds – The Moths of What I Want Will Eat Me In My Sleep

Bone Dry – Tired All The Time – Be Well

Like Sugar – Chaka Khan

Phoenix – Rhye – Blood

Carry Me – Everything Is Recorded

Thunderclouds – LSD

Los Lonely Girls – Sweet Spirit

Limited Edition Heart – Gruff Rhys

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

Ghosts – Neil & Liam Finn – Lightsleeper

Wonderful Life – Lo Moon – Lo Moon

Centerline – Ava Luna – Moon 2

—-FITTING ROOM—-

Gameshark – Foxing – Nearer My God

Nearer My God – Foxing – Nearer My God

Bastardizer – Foxing – Nearer My God

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

Get Gone – Mikaela Davis – Delivery

Mountain To Move – Nick Mulvey – Wake Up Now

I Am A War Machine – SONTALK – I Am A War Machine

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