Kyle Meredith With...

Sinopse

Kyle Meredith With... is an interview series in which WFPK's Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Meredith digs deep into the artist's work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2, and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.

Episódios

  • Kyle Meredith With... All Time Low

    Kyle Meredith With... All Time Low

    01/04/2020 Duração: 21min

    All Time Low singer-songwriter Alex Gaskarth rings up Kyle Meredith to get into the details of Wake Up, Sunshine. Gaskarth discusses how the new album returns to the band’s roots and is a cathartic flip against the themes from last year’s Simple Creatures. He also waxes on about pop punk and how he’s taken inspiration from both Foo Fighters and Britney Spears. The lead singer also discusses having Blackbear and The Band CAMINO guest on the new LP and how COVID-19 has forced artists into creative marketing plans. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Stephen Malkmus

    Kyle Meredith With... Stephen Malkmus

    30/03/2020 Duração: 42min

    Stephen Malkmus talks to Kyle Meredith about his latest record, Traditional Techniques. The former Pavement frontman discusses using '60s and '70’s acoustic music as the inspiration, specifically the lighter side of Led Zeppelin. The legendary rockers have been on Malkmus’ mind after tweeting his track ranking of the Zozo album, so this interview gives him a chance to defend his lineup. Malkmus also talks about the generational bickering that arrives in the song “Flowin’ Robes” and Generation X’s ability to be lost in those conversations. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Best Coast

    Kyle Meredith With... Best Coast

    27/03/2020 Duração: 42min

    Best Coast returns with Always Tomorrow following a five-year gap that found Bethany Cosentino struggling with a creative block and dealing with her mental and physical health. The Los Angeles singer-songwriter calls Kyle Meredith to detail how she finally found her path forward. She also shares her deep love and appreciation for '80s-era Fleetwood Mac, her fandom for the Deftones, and what it’s like to play a Bernie Sanders rally. To top it all off, she even gives a quick shout out to White Reaper, who she calls “the best band in the world.” For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Rufus Wainwright

    Kyle Meredith With... Rufus Wainwright

    25/03/2020 Duração: 19min

    Rufus Wainwright speaks with Kyle Meredith about Unfollow The Rules, his first set of pop songs since 2012’s Out of the Game. The two discuss what he’s brought back to the genre, after spending the decade in classical and Shakespearian sonnets, and how he sees this as his second act with parallels to Leonard Cohen and Frank Sinatra’s late-career releases.Wainwright, who now lives in Los Angeles, also talks about the magic and history of Laurel Canyon, and its inspiration on the new songs, befriending and paying homage to Joni Mitchell, and how his many famous friends would make for a fine dinner party. The singer-songwriter also gives us a taste of what could come next, which involves a hard left turn from this current sound, and possibly a concentration on all things French. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Archers of Loaf

    Kyle Meredith With... Archers of Loaf

    23/03/2020 Duração: 23min

    Archers of Loaf frontman Eric Bachmann gives Kyle Meredith a ring to talk about the first new music from the Chapel Hill band in 23 years. Bachmann takes us back to the first reunion shows that happened early last decade and the specific character that he must inhabit to write for the group. On that note, he discusses single “Raleigh Days”, which tells the story of the '90s scene that helped birth so many of their peers. Later on , Bachmann details their plans for an ongoing singles series before taking us back to 1995’s Vee Vee for its 25th anniversary. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Phantogram

    Kyle Meredith With... Phantogram

    20/03/2020 Duração: 18min

    Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter give Kyle Meredith a call to discuss their fourth LP, Ceremony. The duo explain how the album is essentially a rebirth for them after 2016’s Three, which dealt with the suicide of Barthel’s sister. The two share how they've been working on their own mental health, especially within a touring life that pushes many artists to depression and substance abuse. The trip-hop revivalists also talk about co-writing with Billy Corgan, being named as an inspiration by Billie Eilish, and the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough debut, Eyelid Movies. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Soccer Mommy

    Kyle Meredith With... Soccer Mommy

    18/03/2020 Duração: 25min

    Soccer Mommy's Sophie Allison joins Kyle Meredith With... to unpack Color Theory. The Nashville singer-songwriter explains how the album is sectioned into three thematic colors: blue for depression, yellow for mental and physical illness, and gray for mortality. She shares how all three colors make up the stories of recent hurdles she and her family have faced amidst tough times. She also discusses her bouts of loneliness, why she relates water to sadness, taking inspiration from '90s music and '00s production, and her contribution to The Turning soundtrack. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Des Rocs

    Kyle Meredith With... Des Rocs

    16/03/2020 Duração: 19min

    Des Rocs is a man on a mission and that mission is called Rock And Roll. The New York native speaks with Kyle Meredith about his quick rise to prominence and a history that stretches back to the band Secret Weapons. Rocs explains how he uses loneliness as momentum for writing, shares how he's taken inspiration from David Byrne/Talking Heads, and tells an embarrassing story about opening for The Rolling Stones. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Circa Waves

    Kyle Meredith With... Circa Waves

    13/03/2020 Duração: 23min

    Circa Waves frontman Kieran Shudall speaks with Kyle Meredith about Sad Happy. The Liverpool-based singer-songwriter dives into the quick turnaround, his writing process, and how he sees this LP as a set to find out who the band really is after blasting off just a few years ago. Themes of class divide work their way into the music as the band becomes more politically vocal, siding with Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in the recent UK election and comparing his platform to that of Bernie Sanders in the US. Shudall also weighs in on being a new parent, striving for more artistic choices over more safer sounds, taking inspiration from The Weeknd, and what to expect from the band’s upcoming Circa Fest. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... U.S. Girls

    Kyle Meredith With... U.S. Girls

    11/03/2020 Duração: 22min

    U.S. Girls creator Meghan Remy speaks with Kyle Meredith about Heavy Light, the new LP that finds the Toronto-based artist looking back at her childhood for answers. Remy discusses the importance of having a voice conductor on her team, which allowed for a pallet of harmonic wizardry and also gave the record depth through spoken word pieces that weave between the songs. Along with tour stories of rude tour managers and working in a patriarchy, Remy also throws some love to classic girl groups, which lent their own inspiration to the set. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Kodaline

    Kyle Meredith With... Kodaline

    09/03/2020 Duração: 20min

    Kodaline’s Steve Garrigan brings Kyle Meredith up to speed on everything going down in 2020. That starts with the new single “Where you Are”, which sets up their yet-to-be formally announced new album. Garrigan takes us through the reasons they chose to self-produce this time and how they recorded the entire record in a kitchen. He also discusses how the album takes a hard look into anxiety and mental health, two areas the frontman has been raising awareness on with U2's Adam Clayton and his Walk In My Shoes charity. Finally, though, Garrigan shares a charming story of a trip Kodaline recently took to India that involves a freeway chase by a super fan. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... King Krule

    Kyle Meredith With... King Krule

    06/03/2020 Duração: 13min

    King Krule singer-songwriter Archy Marshall calls Kyle Meredith to discuss his latest album, Man Alive! The experimental songwriter details the effects of recently becoming a parent, writing about depression in the past tense, and getting inspiration from French film aliens. We also hear about collaborating with Nilufer Yanya on “(Don’t Let The Dragon) Draag On” and how, as he says, he just properly heard The Beatles for the first time while producing this LP. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... of Montreal

    Kyle Meredith With... of Montreal

    04/03/2020 Duração: 17min

    Of Montreal singer-songwriter Kevin Barnes calls Kyle Meredith to detail the outfit’s latest record, UR FUN. Together, they dig into its '80s influences, especially the sounds of Cyndia Lauper, Janet Jackson, and the mid-decade pop era. Barnes also connects the political climate of that time to what’s currently happening in Congress, and how those bigger themes find their way through many of these songs. The psychedelic-pop wizard also talks about combining references of art and pop culture into biographical moments, living with dissociative disorder, and simultaneously producing Locate S,1’s new album, resulting in a sister record to UR FUN. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Psychedelic Furs

    Kyle Meredith With... Psychedelic Furs

    02/03/2020 Duração: 21min

    After 29 years, The Psychedelic Furs have returned with a brand new album, Made of Rain. Co-founder Tim Butler speaks with Kyle Meredith about the reason for the absence of new music, finding new fans while catering to older ones alike, and gathering influence from bands who were originally influenced by the Furs. Butler also talks about this new set having more band input than ever before, bringing Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus to co-produce, and looking toward David Essex as a touchpoint for one of the songs. March 2020 also marks the 40th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut, and Butler takes us back to 1980 to discuss what it was like coming from the punk era into a post- world. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Caribou

    Kyle Meredith With... Caribou

    28/02/2020 Duração: 25min

    Caribou mastermind Dan Snaith speaks with Kyle Meredith about his new album Suddenly. The songwriter discusses the differences in where he left off musically on 2016’s Our Love to produce a set inspired by Alternative R&B and classic soul. Snaith also details how the album began by whittling down over 900 draft ideas, working with his best friend/sounding board Four Tet, and creating an album with loss as a central theme without creating something sad. We also get a preview on what to expect from the forthcoming tour, which will feature some grand visual elements. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Nathaniel Rateliff

    Kyle Meredith With... Nathaniel Rateliff

    26/02/2020 Duração: 23min

    Nathaniel Rateliff rings up Kyle Meredith to discuss his latest album, And It’s Still Alright, which finds the “S.O.B.” artist returning to his singer-songwriter roots. Rateliff details how much of the writing came after the latest Night Sweats LP where he could look at his recent divorce with the clarity of a little more time. It was around then that his friend and longtime producer Richard Swift passed away, which gave the resulting songs even more weight. Still, Rateliff says that the main attraction of the new record is hope and dissects how to find the light in songs draped in darkness. On the much lighter side of life, we also hear about him teaming up with WIllie Nelson on their own cannabis line, as well as what opening for The Rolling Stones is like. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Mike Campbell

    Kyle Meredith With... Mike Campbell

    24/02/2020 Duração: 19min

    Mike Campbell gives Kyle Meredith a call to discuss Wreckless Abandon, his debut album with The Dirty Knobs. The Heartbreakers co-founder gives us the history of the project, which stretches back over a decade, and talks about what it was like to play nearly-secret live shows with an unknown band that carried no hits to fall back on. We also hear about collaborating with Chris Stapleton on "Fuck That Guy" and the story behind the title track.Campbell says that he would have liked to have seen what Tom Petty would have brought to some of these songs, and sounds hopeful in recording with the other surviving members sometime in the future. As far as his other day job as the new guitarist in Fleetwood Mac, Campbell says that he'd like to do an album instead of only live shows, but that might have to wait until Stevie Nicks does her Rhiannon film. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Lisa Loeb

    Kyle Meredith With... Lisa Loeb

    21/02/2020 Duração: 53min

    Lisa Loeb gives Kyle Meredith a call to discuss her latest album, A Simple Trick To Happiness. Her first true-blue adult album in over a decade, the singer-songwriter explains what she brought over from her string of children's albums, why she's focusing on more piano-driven music, and how she's finding inspiration from 70's artists like Elton John and Carole King. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of her major label debut, Tales, so we head back to 1995 to hear about the making of that album and how the single "Do You Sleep" was proof that she was more than a one-hit wonder. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Zac Brown

    Kyle Meredith With... Zac Brown

    17/02/2020 Duração: 21min

    Zac Brown gives Kyle Meredith a call to detail his two new records: The Owl features the Zac Brown Band, while The Controversy is billed as his first solo pop album. Both albums showcase an artist stretching out into new sounds and working with some of pop's biggest producers, including Max Martin, Benny Blano, Ryan Tedder, and Skrillex. Brown gives us details into why he chose to take this direction, his need to explore, and some of the comments that critics and purists have given in response.In fact, one of these songs in particular, "God Given", has received the brunt of the backlash, but Brown says it's a song that been extremely misunderstood and uses this opportunity to clear the air. We also hear about covering The Wood Brothers, collaborating with Brandi Carlile on "Finish What We Started", and his plans to release songs in "little batches" as the band goes forward. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Kyle Meredith With... Walter Martin

    Kyle Meredith With... Walter Martin

    14/02/2020 Duração: 18min

    Walter Martin jumps on the line with Kyle Meredith to dive into the details behind his new album, The World At Night. The co-founder of The Walkmen discusses writing much of the new record as a tribute to Stewart Lupton, his childhood friend and collaborator in Jonathan Fire Eater, which more or less launched the NYC indie scene of the late '90s/early '00s. We also hear about Martin's penchant for using animals, nature, and theatrics in his songs, writing "Do-Dilly-Do" for Missing Link, his day job writing commercial jingles, and the 20th anniversary of The Walkmen ("maybe we'll get some sushi"). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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