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New music including Kate Bush, The Courtneys, Banks and Jim James on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Nov. 30, 2016, at 12:18 p.m.
New tracks from Cloud Nothings and The Weeknd debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative section went ballad-heavy with some dramatic Britpop tracks from the late ’90s and early 2000s.
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New music including Soulwax, Vaults, Sylvan Esso and Justice on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Nov. 22, 2016, at 12:36 p.m.
I debuted new music from The Weeknd, Phantogram and The Japanese House on the show this week, while the retro alternative selection focused on classic industrial tracks from the late ’80s and early ’90s.
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New music including The xx, LIV, Kings Of Leon and Franz Ferdinand on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Nov. 15, 2016, at 1:17 p.m.
I debuted new tracks from The Japanese House, El Perro Del Mar and Jim James on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at the career of the late, great Leonard Cohen.
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New music including Japandroids, The Chemical Brothers, The Japanese House and White Lies on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Nov. 10, 2016, at 2:20 p.m.
New tracks from Jim James, Jagwar Ma and Banks debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on music from the year 2001.
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New music including Austra, The Shins, The Orwells and David Bowie on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Nov. 01, 2016, at 12:41 p.m.
I debuted new tracks from Empire Of The Sun, Merchandise and Warpaint on the show this week, while the retro alternative set covered a bunch of classic albums that starred in Pitchfork’s recent 50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time list.
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New music including The Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie, Cloud Nothings and Two Door Cinema Club on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Oct. 25, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
I premiered new tracks from David Bowie, Justice and Empire Of The Sun on the show this week, while the retro alternative set featured electronic and trip-hop artists from the late ’90s through the early 2000s.
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New music including Metric, Phantogram, Still Corners and White Lies on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Oct. 11, 2016, at 1:16 p.m.
New tracks from Banks, Still Corners and Merchandise debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on female-fronted bands and solo acts from the year 1995.
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New music including Jim James, Radiohead, The Weeknd and Banks on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Oct. 06, 2016, at 9:16 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Phantogram, Jagwar Ma and Empire Of The Sun on the show this week, while the retro alternative set features a crop of 1991-centric songs that were all featured on one of the latest episodes of MTV Classic’s “120 Minutes.”
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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.