Kyle Meredith With... 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.
Kyle Meredith with...

Kyle Meredith With...

From 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

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.

Most Recent Episodes

Kyle Meredith With... Sleater-Kinney

Sleater-Kinney's latest album, The Center Won't Hold, comes with a radically different sound than what most fans are used to, thanks in part to an adventurous spirit as well as tapping St. Vincent's Annie Clark to produce. Corin Tucker gives Kyle Meredith a ring to discuss the process and how they arrived at a synth-driven sound on The Center Won't Hold, meeting fan expectations, and tackling this era's big issues. Tucker breaks down the inspirations behind "The Future Is Here" and closing ballad "Broken", and tells how the LP has ties to '99s The Hot Rock. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Kyle Meredith With... Rusted Root

Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabiki phones Kyle Meredith to take us back to 1994 for the 25th anniversary of the band's breakthrough LP, When I Woke. He shares the stories behind songs "Send Me On My Way", "Martyr", and "Ecstasy". He also tells us about being in an organic-sounding band at the height of grunge, their political activism, and how it translates to events happening today. From there, he shares a number of tour stories, from his experiences opening for Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Plant & Page, to jogging through gang territory, and to once playing a HORDE festival show to an audience of three: Sheryl Crow, her manager, and her dog. We also get an update on his new band, Uprooted, and their plans to release music this year. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Kyle Meredith With... Madison Cunningham

Madison Cunningham speaks with Kyle Meredith about her debut album, Who Are You Now. More specifically, the journey that's taken her from her musical beginnings to landing a gig with Chris Thile's Live From Here, recording with Andrew Bird, and co-writing with Joe Henry. Cunningham also describes where her love of shifting time signatures comes from and why the electric guitar was the perfect instrument for this record. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Kyle Meredith With... Frankie Cosmos

Greta K. Klein gives Kyle Meredith a call to discuss the new Frankie Cosmos album, Close It Quietly. Klein goes into the collaborative process, working with a new producer, in addition to its connection to this year's earlier release, Haunted Items. We also hear about the band's love for The Great British Bake Off, making a Puppy Edition of the album, and recording a song with her parents. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Kyle Meredith With... Dude York

Dude York give Kyle Meredith a shout to talk about their new record, Falling, and its themes of nostalgia and relationships. Peter Richards, Claire England, and Andrew Hall take us through the process of making the near-concept album, which breaks down the anxieties and stages of love and heartbreak, all while referencing The Killers and Ramones within its songs. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Kyle Meredith With... Luscious Jackson

Luscious Jackson's Jill Cunniff speaks with Kyle Meredith about the 25th anniversary of the band's debut, Natural Ingredients, and the 20th anniversary of 1999's Electric Honey. We hear about the New York scene of the early '90s, their love of groove-based music and sampling, as well as touring with Beastie Boys, The Breeders, and R.E.M. After that, Cunniff gives the backstory on why the followup to their '96 breakthrough Fever In Fever Out (which included "Naked Eye") ended up being their last for 15 years. She also updates us on what the band members have been up to and the prospects of another album in the future. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Kyle Meredith With... Jamila Woods

Jamila Woods calls up Kyle Meredith to discuss her sophomore record LEGACY! LEGACY! and its unique concept. Each song on the record is named after a hero of hers — from musicians to writers to painters — and Woods weaves their histories into her own narrative. Listen ahead to to hear her ideas behind tracks like "Basquiat", "Miles", and "Muddy", as well as the concept of Afrofuturism as told through "Octavia" and "Sun Ra". For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Kyle Meredith With... Paula Cole

Paula Cole gives Kyle Meredith a call to discuss Revolution, her latest set of new material. They dive into the album's ties back to '99's Amen with its poignant themes and musical nods to Marvin Gaye — including the album's lone cover of "Mercy Mercy Me". Cole also talks about giving students tools and inspiration as a teacher at Berklee College of Music, and how her biggest hits keep finding fans in new generations (see: HAIM). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Kyle Meredith With... Dave Navarro

Dave Navarro calls up Kyle Meredith to discuss teaming up with Billy Morrison for their second Above Ground concert, which benefits MusiCares while raising awareness of mental health. Navarro tells us why the organization means so much to him, the tragedy of losing so many of our heroes and friends, and how he keeps a check on his own mental health. The show is also a tribute to the two musician's love of vinyl, so they'll be performing David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and The Stooges debut LP from front to back along with Perry Farrell, Gavin Rossdale, Billy Idol, Billy Duffy, and Wayne Kramer. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Kyle Meredith With... Stephen Bishop & Jim Peterik

Kyle Meredith returns with two talks for Friday. First up, legendary singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop calls to discuss We'll Talk About It Later in the Car, its ties to his early catalogue, and how he nicked the title from the late Carrie Fisher. We also hear the story behind lead single "Like Mother Like Daughter", recording a song Jimmy Webb wrote at 12, his history of writing famous songs for movies, and his latest in that field for 2018's Benji film. Next up, Jim Peterik is on the line to dive into the details behind his latest World Stage record called Winds of Change, specifically its many collaborations with friends from Night Ranger, Loverboy, Chicago, Styx, and REO Speedwagon, as well as a song featuring the late Jimi Jamison. We also hear how he plans to tour the record and produce the next Dennis DeYoung LP. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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