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 Morrissey, Teenage Fanclub, Nilufer Yanya and Priests on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I delved deeper into recent releases from Better Oblivion Community Center, Methyl Ethel and Ladytron on the show this week, while the retro alternative set marked the passing of Talk Talk’s brilliant frontman Mark Hollis with a block of his tunes along with a few acts clearly inspired by his efforts to take rock music into new, unexplored territory.

New music including LCD Soundsystem, Panda Bear, Alice Glass and Sunflower Bean on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I continued to explore new releases from James Blake, Better Oblivion Community Center and Ladytron on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at album closers from classic ’90s releases, inspired by the odd story of how a 25-year-old Dinosaur Jr. album track suddenly became a top 20 hit in Japan in recent weeks.

New music including Vampire Weekend, Jenny Lewis, Better Oblivion Community Center and Florence and The Machine on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

Along with all the fresh singles, I delved deeper into recent albums from Maggie Rogers, Alice Merton, James Blake and Sharon Van Etten on the show this week, while the retro alternative set traveled back to 1994 for some deep cuts from that year’s biggest albums (along with a couple hit singles as well!).