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.

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.