Welcome to The Weekly Feed!
It's a one hour specialty show hosted by Kyle Meredith from the WFPK studios in Louisville, KY. We find the newest, best, and most discussed tracks making waves across the net and compile them all into a mixtape bent on keeping you up-to-date.
OOOOOOOOOH what a show we have for you this week! Let’s start with the music. Telekinesis covering The Kinks in the name of Wes Anderson, a supergroup consisting of Mars Volta and Flea, The Black Keys get spacey, White Reaper gets punky, and Twin Shadow tries to be Peter Cetera (and it works!).
And we’ve got some great guests stopping by. Tim Kingsbury from Arcade Fire talks arena rock and Elijah Wood spins up a favorite cut of it.
So stop doing that thing you’re doing and hit the play button.
Aside from helping us out with the Music News here on The Weekly Feed, Sean Cannon actually has a day job as the host of FPK After Dark. Not only does he do a bang-up job of spinning some pretty stellar music, but he talks to a ton of amazing folks. Mike Birbiglia was a recent guest on his show and the two got to discuss the ins and outs of comedy as well as some of Mike’s favorite songs (one of those, The Nationa’s I Nee My Girl, is also played on this episode of The Weekly Feed.)
I’d say that Elbow is one of the better band of the past decade, yet has never risen to the fame here in the US that they really deserve. Just one listen to their new album, The Takeoff and Landing of Everything, proves just how good and imaginative this UK collective is. It’s with that enthusiasm and love for this band that I took into my conversation with singer Guy Garvey to discuss the new disc, his love for West Wing, being tweeted at by Yoko Ono, and much more.
Another bounty of new music goodies for the week! Don’t miss Janelle Monae re-dreaming up David Bowie’s Heroes or the great 2nd listen to Tune-Yards’ new disc. Strand of Oaks may have my favorite song of the week and it gets the kick-off position. There is also a pair of ex-Walkmen on the playlist.
For guests, Guy Garvey from Elbow gives us the scoop on The Takeoff And Landing of Everything and Mike Birbiglia spins a favorite cut from the new National record.
In this two part interview, John Doe tells Kyle Meredith about his new Greatest Hits disc, his next solo record, what’s happening with his legendary band X, his thoughts on politics now and in 2016, equality in music, and wanting to work with Debbie Harry and St. Vincent. After that, John Doe brings in director Archie Borders for part two of our talk which leans on his movie career, including their collaboration on the new film, Pleased To Meet Me.
This week not only starts a new double-feature era for The Weekly Feed, but we’ve used the opportunity to do a full out tribute to one of our favorite musicians, John Doe. Maybe you know him from X, maybe from his solo discs, or maybe from his many collaborations, but you’ll get to know more of him with not one, but two interviews in this episode. John will also be picking his own favorite track to play, and we get to debut a new version of his song Golden State that features Aimee Mann as his duet partner.
And then there’s all of the other new music! Sam Smith, Conor Oberst, Echo & The Bunnymen, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Bob Mould and plenty more. Dig in.
With the first quarter of 2014 already a thing of the past, we’re taking the hour to look and see which gems have been collected so far. Along with the year’s biggest, there’s also some choice interviews that we revisit including Man Man, Damien Jurado, and The Hold Steady.
Cults gives us the rundown on how they created their new LP, Static, and what it was like to have to live up to their runaway debut single, Go Outside.
This week’s episode closes out the first quarter of 2014 with a bang. Prince collaborating with Zooey Deschanel, Tame Impala covering Michael Jackson, Tune-Yards with a monstrous new single, Old 97′s with a get-drunk-and-screw anthem, and Jay Reatard covering Nirvana. Cults is here, too, and if Static hasn’t been on repeat, then you definitely need to catch up.
Here it is. The last music news. I’ll keep it brief so you can jump in, but it’s ran it’s course for now. Plus, it’ll be replaced by some really awesome interviews that Sean Cannon has been having with various interesting types. Trust me, it’s exciting.