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.
Les Claypool takes a bit to talk with Kyle Meredith about americana music (and his Duo de Twang project), the new Primus biography, and their tribute to Willy Wonka.
Halloween week! We’re doing our part by dragging Les Claypool into the interview chair to talk Primus & Willy Wonka. Plus, new tunes from The Smashing Pumpkins, Sleater-Kinney, Foo Fighters, and Pond. Saintseneca covers Lucinda Williams and Landlady teams with Rubblebucket to cover Nina Simone. All that, and Bobby Bare Jr. in the guest DJ seat.
Music can break through boundaries. It can be transcendent. And it can make two people who barely know each other stand arm in arm and belt out song lyrics like they’ve been best friends since childhood. That’s what happened with Bobby Bare Jr. and Sean Cannon at a Guided by Voices show right after this interview took place.
2014 saw the long awaited return of Nickel Creek after nearly a decade off. Kyle Meredith talks with the trio about the importance of the band at this point, the relationship with their fans, and much more.
What a week for new music! David Bowie went free-jazz, The Flaming Lips cover The Beatles (with Miley Cyrus & Moby), Noel Gallagher returns with his High Flying Birds, Robert Pollard ditches Guided By Voices for his new Ricked Wicky, and Cat Stevens teams with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy! Plus, Kyle is hanging with Nickel Creek and Sean welcomes The Handsome Family in. So yeah, more than enough reason to dig in.
Six albums in, Laura Jane Grace and the gang have given us quite possibly the best Against Me! full-length to date. With the record comes a newfound freedom for Laura Jane as well, considering this is her first since coming out as transgender two years ago. She and Sean Cannon talk about the transition, her early years in punk, and 90 Pound Wuss. Plus she performs an acoustic version of “True Trans Soul Rebel.”
Against Me! has received a ton of attention, but it’s less to do with their new record than frontwoman Laura Jane Grace coming out as transgender. Kyle Meredith dives into the story from backstage at Forecastle Festival as well as the stories behind the songs on Transgender Dysphoria Blues.
We’re diving into the last part of the year with a whole lotta goodies. Eddie Vedder covering John Lennon, Escort covering St. Vincent, and Pity Sex covering Pixies. Sufjan Stevens collabs with Cat Martino, Thom Yorke drops a new solo cut, and Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr gives a tribute to James Dean. All that, and Against Me! take over the show. It’s all happening. Dig in.
Another three months, another chance to shine a light on the biggest cuts of the quarter. Dig in for an hour’s worth of the most worthy, plus some of our favorite interviews, including Sean Lennon, Dwight Yoakam, and Deltron 3030!
Sean Cannon didn’t have long to chat with Andrew Bird during Bonnaroo, but thankfully he had something to dive right in with: his new album, full of songs written by The Handsome Family (whose music you may recognize thanks to “True Detective”). It’s out now, and it’s called “Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…”