All posts by Travis Gass

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.

New music including Broken Bells, Sturgill Simpson, Girl In Red and Chvrches on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I continued delving into recent releases from Lana Del Rey, (Sandy) Alex G, Bat For Lashes and The New Pornographers on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on classic tracks from 1974 that would influence generations of later alt-rock and indie rock bands, inspired by the upcoming lavish 4AD reissue of Gene Clark’s cult favorite “No Other” album.

New music including Phantogram, !!!, Clairo and Thom Yorke and Flea on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I continued exploring recent releases from Lana Del Rey, Bat For Lashes and Friendly Fires on the show this week, while the retro alternative set surveyed some of the classic post-punk bands like Joy Division, Magazine and Wire cited as inspirations for the Manic Street Preacher’s bleak 1994 classic “The Holy Bible,” which just marked its 25th anniversary.