New music including Empress Of, The Aces, Middle Kids and Beach House on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I further explored recent releases from The Decemberists and Alice Merton on the show this week, while the retro alternative section took Pitchfork’s new 30 Best Dream Pop Albums list as inspiration for an epic hour-plus set. Here’s the tracklist for the full show:

West Of The Fields April 17, 2018

  • R.E.M.- Radio Free Europe (Live in Toronto 1983)
  • Empress Of- Trust Me Baby
  • Gang Gang Dance- Lotus
  • U.S. Girls- Pearly Gates
  • Alex Cameron- Country Figs
  • Pale Waves- The Tide
  • Alice Merton- Lash Out
  • Chvrches- Miracle
  • The Aces- Strong Enough
  • Kacey Musgraves- High Horse
  • Beach House- Dark Spring
  • Amen Dunes- Freedom
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever- Talking Straight
  • Snail Mail- Pristine
  • Soccer Mommy- Cool
  • Courtney Barnett- Need A Little Time
  • Let’s Eat Grandma- Falling Into Me
  • Class Actress- Journal Of Ardency
  • Let’s Eat Grandma- Hot Pink
  • Cocteau Twins- Blue Bell Knoll
  • Beach House- Wishes
  • Chromatics- Kill For Love
  • M83- Kim & Jessie
  • The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart- Young Adult Friction
  • The Sundays- Here’s Where The Story Ends
  • Galaxie 500- Strange
  • Atlas Sound- Walkabout (feat. Noah Lennox)
  • Broadcast- Black Cat
  • Lush- Light From A Dead Star
  • Julee Cruise- Falling
  • Low- Sunflower
  • Spiritualized- Shine A Light
  • Mazzy Star- Fade Into You
  • Beach House- Silver Soul
  • Cocteau Twins- Iceblink Luck
  • Best Coast- Boyfriend
  • Middle Kids- Edge Of Town
  • Alice Merton- Jealousy
  • Susanne Sundfør- Kamikaze
  • Ringo Sheena- Shūkyō (Religion)
  • Mew- Introducing Palace Players
  • Radiohead- Man Of War
  • Friendly Fires- Love Like Waves
  • The Decemberists- Everything Is Awful
  • Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks- Shiggy
  • Parquet Courts- Wide Awake
  • R.E.M.- Gardening At Night (Live At The Olympia)

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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.