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 Kim Gordon, Jay Som, Julien Baker and Liz Phair on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I continued exploring recent records from Big Thief, Angel Olsen, DIIV and Chromatics on the show this week, while the retro alternative set marked the 40th anniversary of Fleetwood Mac’s wild (and increasingly influential in the indie-rock world) “Tusk” album with a trio of tracks from the record, along with some other classics from the year it was released, 1979.

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.