New music including Smashing Pumpkins, Purity Ring, Twin Shadow and Empire Of The Sun on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I premiered new tracks from Panda Bear and The Soft Moon on the show this week, while the retro alternative section gathers a number of classic college rock and new wave classics from the year 1985. Here’s the tracklist for the full show:

West Of The Fields December 8, 2014

  • R.E.M.- Lightnin’ Hopkins
  • Smashing Pumpkins- Tiberius
  • Empire Of The Sun- Wandering Star
  • Vaults- Mend This Love
  • Panda Bear- Crosswords
  • Broncho- Class Historian
  • Alvvays- Archie, Marry Me
  • Purity Ring- Push Pull
  • Andy Stott- Violence
  • The Soft Moon- Black
  • Petite Noir- Chess
  • TV On The Radio- Seeds
  • St. Vincent- Sparrow
  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu- PONPONPON
  • Hannah Diamond- Every Night
  • Sophie- Bipp
  • Matthew Dear- Up & Out
  • Bastille and Haim- Bite Down
  • Chvrches- Dead Air
  • Ariel Pink- Lipstick
  • Killing Joke- Eighties
  • Shriekback- Nemesis
  • The Sisters Of Mercy- Walk Away
  • Falco- Rock Me Amadeus
  • Kate Bush- Hounds Of Love
  • ‘Til Tuesday- Voices Carry
  • Talking Heads- Stay Up Late
  • Big Audio Dynamite- Medicine Show
  • Howard Jones- Things Can Only Get Better
  • ABC- Be Near Me
  • The Cure- Push
  • The Jesus & Mary Chain- Just Like Honey
  • Hüsker Dü- Celebrated Summer
  • The Replacements- Left Of The Dial
  • The Smiths- Barbarism Begins At Home
  • New Order- The Perfect Kiss (12″ Mix)
  • The Decemberists- Lake Song
  • David Bowie- Your Turn To Drive
  • The War On Drugs- An Ocean In Between The Waves
  • Twin Shadow- Turn Me Up
  • LoneLady- Groove It Out
  • Little Boots- Business Pleasure
  • Sleater-Kinney- Surface Envy
  • Mourn- Otitis
  • White Lung- Face Down
  • R.E.M.- Mystery To Me [Demo]

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Travis Gass

About Travis Gass

I'm an editor on the Digital Desk at the Bangor Daily News. I'm also the host of West Of The Fields, a college radio show that has aired continuously on UMaine's WMEB 91.9 FM since 1998.