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New music including Local Natives, Portishead, Sally Shapiro and Operators on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on May 03, 2016, at 11:11 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Minor Victories, White Lung and PJ Harvey on the show this week, while the retro alternative section looked back at modern rock and New Wave hits of the year 1981, including music from the late David Bowie and Prince.
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West Of The Fields Special: Remembering Prince

on April 26, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.
I debuted a handful of new tracks from Richard Ashcroft, White Sea, Wild Belle and others on the show this week, but the majority of the episode was devoted to a look back at the incredible catalog of Prince, in recognition of his passing last week at the age of 57.
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New music including The Kills, Delorean, Lush and Weaves on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on April 19, 2016, at 10:23 a.m.
New tracks from PJ Harvey, M83, Tegan and Sara and Wild Belle premiered on the show this week, while the retro alternative set ventured just a few years into the past for a set of chillwave and indie electronic music from the late 2000s.
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New music including Tegan and Sara, M83, Classixx and Niki & The Dove on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on April 12, 2016, at 7:53 a.m.
I premiered new tracks from PJ Harvey, Minor Victories, DJ Shadow and Kiiara on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at some of my favorite Britpop bands from the ’90s.
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New music including Wild Belle, Broods, The Field and White Lung on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on April 05, 2016, at 1:49 p.m.
I debuted new tracks from M83, Cassius, Primal Scream and Frankie Cosmos on the show this week, while the retro alternative section featured some standout American indie-rock tracks of the mid-2000s, in honor of the upcoming reissue of My Morning Jacket’s 2003 album “It Still Moves.”
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New music including Kiiara, The War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett and The National on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on March 29, 2016, at 10:47 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Yeasayer, A. K. Paul, Empress Of, El Perro Del Mar and more on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on tracks that hit Billboard’s Modern Rock chart in the year 1992.
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New music including Shura, Underworld, The Range and Primal Scream on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on March 22, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
New tracks from Olga Bell, M83, Hælos and Låpsley debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back to the dance-rock explosion of the mid-2000s with tracks from VHS Or Beta, Radio 4 and others.
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New music including Ladyhawke, Peter Bjorn & John, Cassius and Lindstrøm on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on March 15, 2016, at 11:17 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Anohni, Darkstar with Empress Of, Bat For Lashes, PJ Harvey and Iggy Pop on the show this week, while the retro alternative set explores some great ’90s power pop and looks back to the genre’s beginnings with Big Star.
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New music including M83, The Kills, Kristin Kontrol and XYLØ on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on March 08, 2016, at 10:32 a.m.
I debuted a host of new tracks from Miike Snow, Yeasayer, The Coral, Prince Rama, Låpsley and more on the show this week, while the retro alternative set featured a look back at the entire Radiohead catalog as we prepare for the imminent release of their long-awaited new album.
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New music including White Lung, Charli XCX, Santigold and HANA on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on March 01, 2016, at 10:34 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Låpsley, The Range, The 1975 and Iggy Pop on the show this week, while the retro alternative section again takes a look at the incredible musical legacy of David Bowie.
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New music including Lush, Bat For Lashes, Tove Lo and Minor Victories on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Feb. 23, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.
New tracks from The 1975, FKA Twigs, Vaults and Pantha Du Prince premiered on the show this week, while the retro alternative set encompassed some of the best tunes of the year 1985.
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New music including St. Vincent, James Blake, Niki & The Dove and The 1975 on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Feb. 16, 2016, at 10:34 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Annabel Jones, Animal Collective, Little Scream and Memoryhouse on the show this week, while the retro alternative set followed last week’s epic journey through 1979 with an equally in-depth look at the following year, 1980.
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New music including Junior Boys, Massive Attack, Porches and Holy Ghost! on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Feb. 09, 2016, at 10:43 a.m.
New tracks from Chairlift, School Of Seven Bells and Wild Nothing premiered on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at the year 1979, one of the most fruitful ever for alternative rock, punk and New Wave.
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New music including The Joy Formidable, Primal Scream, Operators and The Range on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Feb. 02, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Hælos, Bishop, The Raveonettes and Animal Collective on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at a crop of tracks that charted on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart in its first full year, 1989.
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New music including PJ Harvey, Iggy Pop, Yeasayer and Tiga on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Jan. 26, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.
Lots of new stuff to play this week, as I debuted new tracks from The Last Shadow Puppets, Porches, Chairlift, Wild Belle, Savages and a host of others. The retro alternative set rounded up another block of classic David Bowie songs as we all continue to mourn the passing of a giant figure in alternative rock and pop culture in general.
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West Of The Fields Special: Remembering David Bowie

on Jan. 12, 2016, at 10:46 a.m.
In light of the passing of the legendary David Bowie, I scrapped my planned show and devoted the full three hours to exploring the Thin White Duke’s brilliant catalog.
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New music including Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, DIIV and White Sea on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Jan. 05, 2016, at 10:53 a.m.
I returned for the first show of the new year with brand-new tracks from Prince Rama, David Bowie, Miike Snow and Wet, while the retro set went for a dark, gothy, danceable vibe with songs from Gang Of Four and Depeche Mode.
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The West Of The Fields 2015 Top 50 Countdown

on Dec. 22, 2015, at 10:38 a.m.
Take a look back at another great year in alternative, indie rock and electronic music with my countdown of the top 50 tracks of 2015!
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New music including Katy B, Young Galaxy, Archy Marshall and St. Lucia on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Dec. 15, 2015, at 7:48 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Coldplay, DIIV and Annie on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on electronic and dance tracks from the late ’90s and early to mid-2000s.
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New music including Still Corners, Memoryhouse, Miike Snow and EL VY on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Dec. 08, 2015, at 8:28 a.m.
New tracks from Chairlift, Coldplay and Kate Boy debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at highlights from the career of late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, who died last week at age 48.