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New music including Depeche Mode, Future Islands, Blondie and Cold War Kids on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Feb. 08, 2017, at 2:32 p.m.
I premiered new songs from Muna, Anohni and Cloud Nothings on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at some Modern Rock radio hits from the year 1993.
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New music including Father John Misty, Real Estate, Mew and The New Pornographers on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Jan. 31, 2017, at 3 p.m.
I debuted new tracks from The Orwells, Georgia and Vitalic on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on some New Wave classics from the peak punk year of 1978.
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New music including Arcade Fire, Goldfrapp, Gorillaz and Spoon on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Jan. 24, 2017, at 6:14 p.m.
I premiered new tracks from Angel Olsen, Japandroids and Vitalic on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at some standout alt-rock and college radio favorites from the year 1998.
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New music including Slowdive, Vitalic, Grace Mitchell and Japandroids on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 1:04 p.m.
I premiered new tracks from The Flaming Lips, Priests and The xx on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on some mostly forgotten modern rock radio hits from the late ’80s and early ’90s.
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New music including The Shins, Jens Lekman, London Grammar and Dirty Projectors on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Jan. 10, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.
I debuted new tracks from Nine Inch Nails and Sohn on the show this week, while the retro alternative set explored some classics of ’80s synthpop.
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New music including Nine Inch Nails, The xx and Justice on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Jan. 03, 2017, at 1:03 p.m.
I kicked off the new year with songs by a number of artists expected to release new music in 2017, including Arcade Fire, Spoon, Lana Del Rey and LCD Soundsystem, while the retro alternative set paid tribute to the late George Michael.
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The West Of The Fields 2016 Top 50 Countdown

on Dec. 20, 2016, at 12:41 p.m.
Take a look back at another exciting year in alternative, indie rock and electronic music with my countdown of the top 50 tracks of 2016!
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New music including The Jesus & Mary Chain, Austra, Warpaint and Teenage Fanclub on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Dec. 13, 2016, at 3:27 p.m.
New tracks from Justice, Jim James and Vaults premiered on the show this week, while the retro alternative set rounded up some of the most memorable “one-hit wonders” of ’80s alt music.
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New music including Jain, Billie Eilish, Grandaddy and Blossoms on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Dec. 06, 2016, at 1:05 p.m.
New songs from Vaults, Justice and Vera Blue debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set was inspired by a particularly New Wave-heavy episode of Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 from 1984.
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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.