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New music including Beach House, The Antlers, Duck Sauce and Twin Shadow on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on April 21, 2014, at 5:09 p.m.
I aired new tracks from Junior Prom and Total Control on this week's show, while the retro set looked back 10 years to the indie/alternative hits of 2004.
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New music including Lana Del Rey, Say Lou Lou and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on April 14, 2014, at 4:38 p.m.
I premiered new tracks from The Black Keys and Tune-Yards on the show this week, while the retro section focused on classic power pop in the Big Star mold.
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New music including Cut Copy, EMA, Future Islands and Lucius on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on April 07, 2014, at 4:45 p.m.
I debuted new tracks from How To Dress Well and the new Brian Eno and Karl Hyde album "Someday World," while this week's retro set commemorated the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death with a full slate of Nirvana songs.
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New music including The Afghan Whigs, Thumpers, First Aid Kit and Cloud Nothings on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on March 31, 2014, at 4:36 p.m.
New tracks from The Horrors and Todd Terje made their debuts on the show this week, while the retro set focused on alternative dance and electronic hits from the early '90s.
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New music including Lykke Li, Tune-Yards, The Black Keys and Tove Lo on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on March 24, 2014, at 4:46 p.m.
I debuted new tracks from Haerts and Little Daylight on this week's show, while the retro set features a host of alt-rock classics from the year 1993.
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New music including Foxes, Chromeo, Skrillex and Jessica Lea Mayfield on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on March 17, 2014, at 4:45 p.m.
This week's show included new music from MØ and Broods, as well as a retro set featuring proto-punk, garage rock and krautrock in honor of the passing of Gary Burger of The Monks and Scott Asheton of The Stooges.
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New music including MØ, Sharon Van Etten, Metronomy, Liars and How To Dress Well on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on March 10, 2014, at 11:52 p.m.
An extra-long show for you this week, guys! On this episode I debuted tracks from The Men, How To Dress Well and Son Lux.
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New music including Coldplay, M83, Broods, The Horrors and Ellie Goulding on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on March 03, 2014, at 4:33 p.m.
March is finally here, and so is the latest West Of The Fields podcast! On this week's show I debuted new tracks from Coldplay, Broods and the "Divergent" soundtrack.
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New music including St. Vincent, Real Estate, The War On Drugs and Phantogram on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Feb. 24, 2014, at 5 p.m.
Here's the show for Monday, Feb. 24, guys. This week I debuted tracks from new albums by Real Estate, Mac DeMarco and The War On Drugs.
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West Of The Fields makes its podcast debut

on Feb. 18, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.
Hey guys! After 16 years on WMEB, West Of The Fields is now available as a podcast through this blog!
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‘Maine Justice’ returns in latest episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’

By Travis Gass on March 10, 2013, at 1:36 a.m.
“Maine Justice” returned to the airwaves last night in the latest episode of “Saturday Night Live,” both confusing and delighting actual Mainers, judging from the response on Twitter and Facebook. Opening with a photograph of Bangor and reportedly airing on WLBZ channel 2, the sketch takes place during an episode …
Palestinians enjoy a ride in an amusement park, during Eid al-Adha in the West Bank village of Haddad near Jenin, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, with the sacrificial killing of livestock to commemorate the religious story of Abraham

Pictures of the Day: Nov. 7, 2011

By Travis Gass on Nov. 07, 2011, at 10:06 p.m.
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Cults, ‘Cults’ (Columbia)

By Travis Gass on June 30, 2011, at 2:43 p.m.
The success of NYC indie-pop duo Cults is proof that the Internet’s rise hasn’t been totally bad for music. OK, it’s been an unmitigated disaster for the music industry, which has seen sales plummet over the past decade thanks to illegal downloading. But for music fans, the Web has been …
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Lady Gaga, ‘Born This Way’ (Interscope)

By Travis Gass on June 30, 2011, at 2:37 p.m.
Underneath all the meat dresses and dangerously inappropriate footwear, there’s something charmingly old-fashioned and traditional about Lady Gaga. While everyone else is content with niche popularity, which is pretty much all that most artists can obtain in the 21st century, Gaga strives for the pop icon status that Madonna and …
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Sound Advice: Radiohead

By Travis Gass on April 07, 2011, at 11:30 p.m.
BDN staffers write about new albums from across the musical spectrum “The King of Limbs” (XL Recordings) It’s amusing that Radiohead’s latest album has entered the world burdened with the same breathless hype that accompanied the surprise online release of its previous record, 2007’s “In Rainbows.” That record clearly was …

House Speaker Boehner signals compromise in budget talks

By Travis Gass on March 31, 2011, at 9:36 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite fresh pressure from tea party conservatives, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans “can’t impose our will” on the White House and Senate Democrats on legislation to cut tens of billions of dollars in federal spending. At a news conference, Boehner, R-Ohio, denied Democratic suggestions …
 
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