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.
Kyle Meredith talks with James Mercer and Danger Mouse about After the Disco, the duo’s 2nd album that paints a dark image of the future.
It’s been a great year for returns, already having seen an influx of top bands making their way back to the scene after having been gone for much too long. This week’s episode follows suit with a handful more than you can add to the pile. In fact, it seems like a crazy coincidence that not only do we have new Weezer, but also The Rentals (Matt Sharp used to play bass for Weezer). The Unicorns have a re-issue coming out now that they’re back together and on tour. SBTRKT has been away the shortest amount of time, but no less felt. And we also get another track from the first Bishop Allen disc in 5 years.
And boy howdy, do we have a pair of guests! Broken Bells, consisting of Danger Mouse and James Mercer, are here, as is Bob Mould. There’s tons of action, so go ahead and dig in.
Mick Foley is a modern day renaissance man — wrestler, author, comedian, Santa impersonator, feminist, Disney Channel enthusiast. Well, I’m not sure about that last one, but he did take his favorite porn star to watch the dress rehearsal of a Disney TV show. That counts for something, right?
Ricky and Simon sit down with Kyle Meredith to discuss how their band’s near breakup lead them to their triumphant new disc, Education, Education, Education, & War.
We were able to let our hair down this week with a nice batch of fun songs from Cold War Kids, Sloan, Half Japanese (they’re back!), and The Lemons. Even Mark Lanegan has some fun, even if it is a song called Sad Lover. Landlady gives a completely different reading of Sylvan Esso’s Hey Mami, and Anna Calvi teams up with David Byrne.
I’ve got Ricky & Simon from Kaiser Chiefs in the interview seat and Sean Cannon pairs up with wrestling legend Mick Foley to guest DJ.
Alec Ounsworth tells Kyle Meredith the tales of writing his new record, Only Run, working completely independent, getting a new band lineup, playing living rooms, and seeing his career 10 years in.
Where can you find Alt-J, Cat Power, Interpol, Jeff Tweedy, Doom, Death From Above 1979, and Damon Albarn hanging out in the same place? Maybe a futuristic version of The Emporium from Dazed and Confused, but more than likely only on The Weekly Feed. That’s right, it’s another hour of the week’s biggest songs, as well as plenty of hang time with Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Not only does he give us the skinny on his new disc, Only Run, but hangs out to spin a favorite Brian Eno track as well.
Don’t miss, dig in.
Kyle Meredith grabbed some time over the phone to catch up with The Watson Twins, who’s most recent released is being billed as a family record. Listen in to hear how it came together, their goth past, and what comes next.
Josh Ritter is a family man now. A new wife, a new baby, a new outlook on life. That’s not to say he’s gone soft, but in this update on his next record, we find out that his songwriting is “lighter” than 2013′s post-divorce LP, The Beast In It’s Tracks. There’s also a tip on him working with Bob Weir and his recent reissues.
A holiday weekend, you say? Well that must mean that it’s time for a clips show! Couple that with the fact that we’re halfway through the year, and you’ve got a great reason to revisit some of the best songs of the past three months. That includes Jurassic 5, Alt-J, Ryan Adams, Morrissey, Jack White, Tune-Yards, My Brightest Diamond, and tons more. I’ll also be replaying some choice interviews, so tune in to hear some great conversations with The Black Keys, Conor Oberst, and the legendary John Cale.
Grab a spoon and dig in.