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.
This week’s episode just happen to shake out with a Louisville centerpiece. Not only is Wax Fang on the show to talk about astronauts n’ space, but My Morning Jacket and Spanish Gold (an MMJ sideband) also make an appearance. But that’s not all, Johnny! You’ll also find the new Coldplay, Sharon Van Etten, Lykke Li, Janelle Monae, M83, and Franz Ferdinand. Charlie XCX covers Robert Palmer and Joseph Arthur covers Lou Reed. Dig in.
Damien Jurado just released his masterpiece of an album, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Sun, and took time to talk with Kyle Meredith about how the record came to be, his own awakening, and what comes next.
Another action-packed week that includes badassery from the likes of Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen), Ray Laontagne (produced by Dan Auerbach), Coldplay (sounding like Bon Iver), and Los Campesinos (covering Blink 182).
And I’ve got a visit from Damien Jurado, who’s newest LP, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Sun, has completely blown my mind.
It may have been a slow week, but the last few days still gave lots of ripe, and sometimes moldy, fruit. For instance, Kiss is being ridiculous again. James Murphy wants to turn NYC’s subway into a living soundtrack. Sub Pop opens a record store in an airport. And Neil Young plans to tell his life story through his love of automobiles.
Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig stop by Kyle’s set to talk about their debut, Wildewoman, how they came up with their unique sound, working with San Fermin and the Rentals, their use of symmetry in their fashion as well as their vocals, …and that album cover.
This past week arrived with more than a few surprises. For starters, the first Afghan Whigs album in 16 years debuted it’s first single. A stop at the BBC gave us covers from both Foster the People and Damon Albarn. Laura Marling might have just given us a peek into her next disc. And the amazingly talented Lucius drop by to talk about Wildewoman.
Whatcha waitin’ for? Dig in.
Another week, another seven whole days for those wacky musicians to unintentionally make us laugh. Erin Keane joins me to give the headlines on which TV show Beck turned down to write the theme for, how long Billy Corgan plans to subject his audience to listening to his latest concept piece, which dead-artist scientists have named a bacteria that causes pimples on grapevines after, and even more.
Athens, GA power trio, The Whigs recently sat down with Kyle Meredith to give the lowdown on album #5, Modern Creation, and what it means to be a no frills rock and roll band in 2014.
On the subject of new music, please turn to the front of your book for the latest. There you will find a pair of Karen O duets, Conor Oberst’s latest gem, a third listen in on St. Vincent, and a b-side from Cage the Elephant. Flip further and you’ll get the update on what The Whigs have going on. There will be no test. Enjoy.
Join Erin Keane and I as we break down this week’s headlines. Lake Night is getting even more exiting with Fallon and Seth Meyers blasting into their first week. Who has the better lineup? Chili Pepper Chad Smith challenges Will Ferrel to a drum battle. NME ranks the top 100 songs of all time. Odd Future aren’t allowed to play with Peter Jackson. Chris Cornell’s stalker situation. Blondie’s answer to Sochi’s request to play the Hunger Games, er, Olympics. Why Peter Buck gets album title of the year. And a tribute to Shirley Temple.