New music including Jenny Lewis, Georgia, Jessy Lanza and Be Your Own Pet on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

I continued delving into recent releases from Debby Friday, Frankie Rose, 100 gecs, Lana Del Rey, U.S. Girls, Fever Ray, Depeche Mode, Ladytron, M83 and Yves Tumor on the show this week, while the retro alternative set was dedicated to remembering the brilliant musician, composer and electronic music innovator Ryuichi Sakamoto, who passed away in March from cancer at the age of 71. The retro set features highlights from his work with synthpop pioneers Yellow Magic Orchestra, some of his best solo material, collaborations with other artists like David Sylvian and Thomas Dolby, and a selection of the many wonderful songs he wrote, arranged or produced for other artists during YMO’s “imperial phase” in the early ’80s. Here’s the tracklist for the full show:

West Of The Fields April 4, 2023

  • R.E.M.- Circus Envy
  • Jenny Lewis- Psychos
  • Boygenius- Satanist
  • Sharon Van Etten- Too Right
  • Georgia- It’s Euphoric
  • Jessy Lanza- Don’t Leave Me Now
  • Alison Goldfrapp- So Hard So Hot
  • Be Your Own Pet- Hand Grenade
  • Debby Friday- I Got It (feat. Uñas)
  • Heartworms- 24 Hours
  • The Drums- I Want It All
  • Frankie Rose- Feel Light
  • Hatchie- Rooftops (feat. Liam Benzvi)
  • 100 gecs- I Got My Tooth Removed
  • Water From Your Eyes- Barley
  • Bar Italia- Nurse!
  • Lana Del Rey- Grandfather Please Stand On The Shoulders Of My Father While He’s Deep-Sea Fishing
  • The National- Eucalyptus
  • Yo La Tengo- Apology Letter
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra- Tong Poo
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra- Behind The Mask
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra- Technopolis
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto- Thousand Knives
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto- Riot In Lagos
  • Japan- Taking Islands In Africa
  • David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto- Bamboo Music
  • David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto- Forbidden Colours
  • Yukihiro Takahashi- School Of Thought
  • Masami Tsuchiya- Kafka
  • Rajie- Watashi wa Suteki
  • Taeko Onuki- Carnaval
  • Akiko Yano- I Sing
  • Mari Iijima- Glass no Kobin
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto- Field Work (Long-LON) (feat. Thomas Dolby)
  • Susan- Freezin’ Fish Under The Moonlight (Eatin’ My Backbone)
  • Seri Ishikawa- Furottāju-shi no kaibutsu kari / Frottage’s Monster Hunting
  • Koharu Kisaragi- Neo-Plant (12″ Single Version)
  • Yukiko Okada- Wonder Trip Lover
  • Virginia Astley- Some Small Hope
  • Bernice- St. Lucia
  • U.S. Girls- St. James Way
  • Fever Ray- Looking For A Ghost
  • Underworld- And The Colour Red
  • The Chemical Brothers- No Reason
  • Chvrches- Over
  • Depeche Mode- My Favourite Stranger
  • Ladytron- Flight From Angkor
  • M83- Sunny Boy
  • Bully- Days Move Slow
  • Tanlines- Burns Effect
  • Temples- Afterlife
  • John Cale- The Legal Status Of Ice (feat. Fat White Family)
  • Everything But The Girl- Run A Red Light
  • Yves Tumor- Meteora Blues
  • Róisín Murphy- CooCool
  • Caroline Polachek- Pretty In Possible
  • Christine and the Queens- To Be Honest
  • R.E.M.- Endgame

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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.