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New music including Bishop Briggs, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, How To Dress Well and Merchandise on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
I premiered new tracks from Still Corners, Sugar For Sugar (featuring Scarlett Johansson) and Warpaint on the show this week, while the retro alternative set explored the work of some classic American roots rock and indie rock bands.
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New music including El Perro Del Mar, Warpaint, Sleigh Bells and Justice on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
New tracks from Still Corners, Phantogram and Teenage Fanclub debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on some modern electronica classics of the 2000s.
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New music including Röyksopp, Lower Dens, Merchandise and Grandaddy on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Sept. 13, 2016, at 9:08 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Pional, Preoccupations and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on the show this week, while the retro alternative set once again dug into the peerless catalog of David Bowie, this time in recognition of his final recordings from the “Blackstar” sessions being released on the upcoming cast album for his “Lazarus” musical.
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New music including Sylvan Esso, Health, Bob Moses and Junior Boys on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Sept. 06, 2016, at 10:40 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Angel Olsen, Still Corners and Glass Animals on the show this week, while the retro set featured tracks from legendary British music weekly NME’s 1994 top 50 singles list.
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New music including Empire Of The Sun, Say Lou Lou, Chromatics and Roosevelt on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Aug. 29, 2016, at 10:14 p.m.
I premiered new tunes from Angel Olsen, Bon Iver and Local Natives on the show this week, while the retro alternative section continued looking back at some of the stellar tracks that made Pitchfork’s recent 200 Best Songs of the 1970s list.
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New music including Jagwar Ma, Formation, CEO and Julia Jacklin on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 10:47 a.m.
I premiered new music from Banks, Phantogram and Crystal Castles on this week’s show, while the retro alternative set featured selected tracks from Pitchfork’s newly released 200 Best Songs of the 1970s list.
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New music including Bon Iver, Bishop Briggs, The Preatures and Florence + The Machine on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Aug. 16, 2016, at 10:49 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Danny L Harle, M.I.A. and American Wrestlers on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on punk and New Wave classics circa 1979.
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New music including Grimes, Tennis, Massive Attack and Banks on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Aug. 09, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Wild Beasts and Ladyhawke on the show this week, while the retro alternative section focused on modern rock from 1996, in honor of this AV Club article on the terminal decline of Alternative Nation that year.
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New music including Warpaint, How To Dress Well, Father John Misty and Chairlift on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Aug. 02, 2016, at 10:44 a.m.
Back from another summer week off, I debuted a bunch of new tracks on the show, including music from Wild Beasts, Merchandise, Sleigh Bells and Glass Animals, while the retro alternative set commemorated the 35th anniversary of MTV’s first day broadcasting (and the debut of the new MTV Classic channel) with a set of songs that were aired on the fledging network that day back in 1981.
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New music including Banks, Justice, Jagwar Ma and M.I.A. on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on July 19, 2016, at 10:34 a.m.
New tracks from Blood Orange, Crystal Castles and Shura debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set paid tribute to the late Alan Vega with a look back at his work in Suicide and some of his solo efforts.
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New music including Crystal Castles, Blood Orange, Still Corners and Kacy Hill on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on July 11, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.
The show returned from a week off with new music from The Avalanches, Shura, Local Natives and Wild Beasts, while the retro set looked back at some classic alternative tunes from the year 1982.
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New music including Sigur Rós, Aphex Twin, Broods and The Raveonettes on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 28, 2016, at 10:31 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Shura, Wye Oak and Tegan and Sara on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at some modern rock hits from the year 1991, and also included tributes to David Bowie, Prince and Prince Be of P.M. Dawn.
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New music including Phantogram, Two Door Cinema Club, Minor Victories and Operators on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 21, 2016, at 10:23 a.m.
I aired new tracks from The Avalanches, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Band Of Horses on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at some classic songs from the year 1994.
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New music including Sleigh Bells, Merchandise, Wye Oak and Band Of Horses on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 14, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
New tracks from Preoccupations, The Stone Roses, Bat For Lashes and Local Natives debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on some of my favorite British alternative and indie rock groups from the late ’90s and early 2000s.
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New music including Angel Olsen, Garbage, Whitney and Steve Gunn on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 07, 2016, at 11 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Ladyhawke, The Kills and Kristin Kontrol on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at some of the leading lights of the UK shoegaze movement of the early ’90s.
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New music including The Avalanches, Beck, Shura and Olga Bell on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 03, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
I popped back into the WMEB studios this morning to finish off that Memorial Day show, picking up with the last three tracks of the retro alternative set. Of course, I couldn’t resist throwing in a few new additions to the set in new singles from The Avalanches, Beck and Shura.
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New music including The Strokes, Wolf Parade, Beth Orton and Cymbals Eat Guitars on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on May 31, 2016, at 10:54 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Car Seat Headrest, The Kills and Kristin Kontrol on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on classic tracks from the year 1982.
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New music including Wild Beasts, Kristin Kontrol, Glass Animals and Car Seat Headrest on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on May 24, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Broods, Operators and James Blake on this week’s podcast-only edition of the show, while the retro alternative set focused on music from the year 2000 as we cross our fingers for a potential new album from The Avalanches, whose sole release to date came out way back then.
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New music including The Stone Roses, Metronomy, MØ and Chvrches on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on May 16, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
I debuted new tracks from Peter Bjorn and John, Ladyhawke, James Blake and White Lung on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on modern rock radio hits from the year 1988.
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New music including Radiohead, James Blake, Anohni and White Lung on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on May 10, 2016, at 11:49 a.m.
I premiered new tracks from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kristin Kontrol and Band Of Horses on the show this week, but the real highlight of this one is the deep dive into the surprise new albums by Radiohead and James Blake, as well as the excellent new records from Anohni and White Lung.