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.
Matt Shultz takes some time to talk with Kyle Meredith about the newest Cage the Elephant LP, escaping a small town, family, stretching out, & identity.
A heavy plate of new tunes this week from Father John Misty, Jose Gonzalez, Houndmouth, & Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars. For covers, Superchunk reworks a Ryan Adams classic and Beth Orton gives a beautiful reading of Joni Mitchell’s River.
Take that and add on a live performance from Broncho and a feature interview from Cage the Elephant and you have a most excellent way to spend the next hour.
Sharon Van Etten gained a ton of critical acclaim with her newest record Are We There due to her heartfelt lyrics and strong melodies, but it was also an album drenched in heartache and a search for direction. Kyle Meredith talks love and love lost, sad songs, self producing, and the demands of her fans.
Get strapped in for this one. New tunes from The Dead Weather, The Decemberists, First Aid Kit (covering REM), and She & Him (covering Sinatra). Plus we’ll welcome both Sharon Van Etten and Black Lips into the interview chair. So, so much more. Plug in, dig deep.
Sean Cannon’s interview with King Khan is prefaced by a few words about the passing of Robin Williams and the frailty of life. That might seem like an odd pairing dictated solely by circumstance at face value, but his conversation with Arish “King” Khan was largely about living life to its fullest and being present with those around you (in addition to some hilarious and NSFW stuff). So it ended up all fitting together in a strange way.
Sharon Jones made headlines late last year, but not for good reasons. The Dap Kings vocalist had been diagnosed with cancer, but took her fans along for every step of the way. Now healthy and cancer free, she’s found a new fire for life, evident if you’ve seen the band perform lately. Jones sat down with Kyle Meredith to talk about the ordeal and much more in this Forecastle 2014 interview.
It’s usually around this time that things start to slow down in the industry, but with new tunes from Soundgarden, She & Him, Belle & Sebastian, My Morning Jacket, and Marilyn Manson, that doesn’t really seem to be the case just yet. Dig in for all of that as well as a soulful good time with both of our guests, Sharon Jones and King Khan!
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.