New music including Big Thief, Sea Power, Foxing and Saint Etienne on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I continued delving into recent releases from Inhaler, Molly Burch, Japanese Breakfast, Wolf Alice and Clairo on the show this week, while the once-again massively expanded retro alternative set featured another three distinct blocks: a sequence featuring classic productions by the godfather of electronic dance music himself, Giorgio Moroder, a block of ’80s Japanese electronic music, New Wave and citypop, and one of kinda dark, gloomy ’80s goth rock.

New music including Helado Negro, Molly Burch, Matt Berninger and Sleigh Bells on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I continued exploring recent releases from Billie Eilish, Clairo, Inhaler, Lightning Bug and Wolf Alice on the show this week, while the retro alternative set’s definition was stretched a bit to accommodate a set of Sparks classics inspired by the recent Edgar Wright documentary, a block of Scandinavian electropop and one of French pop, some 2001 classics in honor of the 20th anniversary of “Is This It,” and of course the now-requisite set of Japanese ’80s New Wave and electronic music.

New music including James Blake, The Marias, Yves Tumor and Billie Eilish on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I continued exploring recent releases from Clairo, Faye Webster, Inhaler, Lightning Bug and Angel Olsen on the show this week, while the retro alternative set was a sprawling, three-part affair: one chunk of tunes from the legendary Mael brothers and their band Sparks, in honor of director Edgar Wright’s excellent new documentary on them; another block of great Japanese New Wave and electronic pop from the early ’80s; and a third block of classic Italo-disco songs.