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.
Deltron 3030 returned in 2013 with the long-awaited Event 2, the followup to their turn of the millennium debut that became a cult milestone over the years. Kyle Meredith sat down with Del the Funky Homosapien & Dan The Automator to discuss their storied past, life in the future, the music of politics, and the politics of music.
This week we welcome Deltron 3030 not once, but twice! That’s right, double the hang time with Del the Funky Homosapien & Dan the Automator to discuss the legendary super-group’s comeback. Plus, new tunes from Damon Albarn & Foxygen, J Mascis duets with Cat Power, Primus re-imagines Willy Wonky, and First Aid Kit cover Jack White.
With so much greatness to dig into, you’d do yourself a service to hit play now.
This interview is not for the politically faint of heart. It is a conversation with Wayne Kramer of the MC5, after all. You know, one of the most political active and divisive bands in the history of rock and roll. That said, it’s not all politics during the interview. Wayne also discusses his musical history, how church influenced the MC5′s development, and how his time in prison has affected his life. – Sean Cannon
Sean Lennon spends his time these days in The Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger, the duo he shares with Charlotte Kemp Muhl. Kyle Meredith got the scoop on the band, it’s classic sound, the bridge between classical and rock, identity, and turning pop on it’s end.
This week’s crop of fine, fresh specimens features a handful of hefty names. Karen O gives us a first listen to her upcoming solo record, Sufjan Stevens covers Arthur Russell, & another peak into the new Delta Spirit. For guests, the one and only Sean Ono Lennon is here to talk The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, and MC5 co-founder Wayne Kramer spins his favorite Macklemore song. True story.
Just in case you were worried (or, conversely, in case you got your hopes up), I’ll go ahead right now and say that Bob Mould and Sean Cannon didn’t talk about professional wrestling for half an hour during their second interview. Instead, they discussed the genesis of his new “Beauty and Ruin” LP, as well as how he’s still being affected by a recent period of self-reflection.
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.