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.
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Craig and Tad from The Hold Steady drop by to talk with Kyle about their new record, Teeth Dreams, and it’s harder rocking sound, Tennessee roots, and how Craig’s solo record influenced it.
I’m excited to welcome Craig and Tad from The Hold Steady onto this week’s show. You can get a peak of our interview along with a pair of cuts from their new record. I’ve also got some prime collaborations, including Jay Z with Daft Punk and Frank Ocean with The Clash, a long lost Johnny Cash tune, a fantastic Coldplay single, and a St. Vincent b-side. And that’s only half of the show. Dig in.
Happy Pi! You should celebrate with a rundown of this week’s headlines. Neil Young launches his PONO player and Kickstart’s the campaign with $800,000 pledged in less than 10 hours. Keith Richards writes a children’s book and it’s not the PSA we were expecting. The unfortunate tragedy at SxSW. And maybe the most important news, Ke$ha is now Kesha.
After a 2013 that had Louisville’s Wax Fang soundtracking – and starring! – in Fox’s American Dad and releasing a handful of singles, they roared into 2014 with the long-awaited completion of their space rock opera, The Astronaut. The duo sit down with Kyle Meredith to talk black holes, gravity, NASA, and what we can expect next.
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.