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 Mannequin Pussy, Meg Myers, Holy Ghost! and Hatchie on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I continued exploring recent releases from Thom Yorke, The Black Keys, Black Midi and Yeasayer on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on the great Throwing Muses (as well as related solo stuff from Kristin Hersh and tracks from ex-Muses member Tanya Donelly’s Belly), inspired by a new career retrospective on the 64 Quartets blog, the latest project from Chris O’Leary, the writer behind the brilliant David Bowie song-by-song blog Pushing Ahead of the Dame.

New music including Spoon, Friendly Fires, Mark Ronson and Caroline Polachek on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I continued exploring recent releases from Hot Chip, Holy Ghost! and The National on the show this week, while the retro alternative set honored Philippe Zdar, the late French producer and member of electronic duo Cassius who tragically died in an accident last month at the age of 52, with a block of music he contributed to, both as a producer and as an artist.

New music including Bat For Lashes, Tei Shi, Roisin Murphy and Liam Gallagher on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I continued delving into recent albums from Big Thief, The National and Charly Bliss on the show this week, and I checked out highlights from the recent massive leak of Radiohead’s “OK Computer” sessions that has now been officially released by the band. The retro alternative set jumped back to 1997 for a block of tunes that would have been contemporaneous with Radiohead’s third album.