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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... 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.
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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.

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English

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954-294-9298


Episodes

Kyle Meredith With... Sleater-Kinney

9/20/2019
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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...

Duration:00:32:57

Kyle Meredith With... Rusted Root

9/18/2019
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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...

Duration:00:24:01

Kyle Meredith With... Madison Cunningham

9/16/2019
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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

Duration:00:17:54

Kyle Meredith With... Frankie Cosmos

9/13/2019
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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

Duration:00:31:13

Kyle Meredith With... Dude York

9/11/2019
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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

Duration:00:18:05

Kyle Meredith With... Luscious Jackson

9/9/2019
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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...

Duration:00:31:56

Kyle Meredith With... Jamila Woods

9/6/2019
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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...

Duration:00:29:55

Kyle Meredith With... Paula Cole

9/4/2019
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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...

Duration:00:16:41

Kyle Meredith With... Dave Navarro

9/2/2019
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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...

Duration:00:29:14

Kyle Meredith With... Stephen Bishop & Jim Peterik

8/30/2019
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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...

Duration:00:20:06

Kyle Meredith With... Fastball

8/28/2019
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Fastball speak with Kyle Meredith about their latest album, Help Machine, collaborating with Wye Oak's Andy Stack, and taking inspiration from Neil Young, Richard Thompson, and Warren Zevon. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:54:44

Kyle Meredith With... The Hold Steady

8/26/2019
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The Hold Steady singer-songwriter Craig Finn gives Kyle Meredith a shout to discuss their comeback record, Thrashing Thru the Passion. We hear about the characters that populate the LP, their relation to our own current events, and how they compare to the ones Finn wrote about on this year's past solo album, I Need A New War. There's also some fun with spotting lyrics that reference older songs and having what Finn calls "the best lineup yet" with the return of Franz Nicolay. For...

Duration:00:30:15

Kyle Meredith With... Ben Folds

8/23/2019
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Ben Folds gives Kyle Meredith a call to discuss his autobiography, A Dream About Lightning Bugs, having a mantra of worker harder and not smarter, mining small moments of his past to make big statements in his songs, and making peace with his 1997 breakthrough single "Brick". The two also discuss how music imprints itself in memories and the importance of music therapy, the hurdles of making new albums, his issue with recent pop music, writing with his fans, and the prospect of a sequel to...

Duration:00:51:54

Kyle Meredith With... Gruff Rhys

8/21/2019
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Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys gave Kyle Meredith a call to discuss his latest solo record, Pang, and how it got its start with Damon Albarn's Africa Express. It's an album sang entirely in Welsh, with flares of African rhythms and American expressions, making it a worldly album in a time of walls, a theme which also finds its way into the lyrics. And it's with all of that in mind that Gruff and Kyle tie the bigger picture topics back to the SFA LP, Guerrilla, which hit its 20th...

Duration:00:13:39

Kyle Meredith With... Goo Goo Dolls

8/19/2019
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Goo Goo Dolls singer Johnny Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac give Kyle Meredith a call to rundown the stories behind their latest LP, Miracle Drug. It's an album lyrically built on hope and connection with a side-eye on the political landscape. We hear how touring Dizzy Up the Girl lent a bit of inspiration for this album's direction, their penchant for anthems, the difference in marketing a band now as oppose to their first tour in '89, and having artists like Snail Mail and Soccer Mommy...

Duration:00:23:09

Kyle Meredith With... Kate Tempest

8/16/2019
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Kate Tempest gives Kyle Meredith a ring to dive into her Rick Rubin-produced album, The Book of Traps and Lessons. She discusses finding the right sounds to accompany her poetry, tying personal stories into a greater picture of a lost post-Brexit Europe, journeying into a better person, and what it's like to perform a conceptual piece like this on the Glastonbury stage. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:59

Kyle Meredith With... Belle and Sebastian

8/14/2019
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Belle and Sebastian singer-songwriter Stuart Murdoch calls up Kyle Meredith for the insights into The Days of Bagnold Summer, which serves as the band's new album and soundtrack for the movie of the same name. There is discussion on the attraction of coming-of-age films, how the LP came from an idea for an instrumental record, and the loneliness of a harmonica. We also hear about their recent performance of If You're Feeling Sinister and having their own cruise. For information regarding...

Duration:00:17:15

Kyle Meredith With... Santana

8/12/2019
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Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana gives Kyle Meredith a call to reminisce on the original Woodstock, his 1969 debut album, and his 1999 comeback record, Supernatural, particularly its gigantic hit single "Smooth". He also discusses his new album, Africa Speaks, namely how Rick Rubin helped bring the concept to life, giving Spanish vocalist Buika the reins to sing, and what African music means in today's political environment. For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:25:29

Kyle Meredith With... Cautious Clay, Sunflower Bean, and Israel Nash

8/9/2019
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Kyle Meredith catches up with three artists backstage at Forecastle 2019. We first hear from Cautious Clay, who tells the story of finding his stage name from Louisville native Muhammad Ali as well as the comeback of the flute. Then Sunflower Bean sits down to discuss rock's stronghold in Europe, their great fashion attire, and activism. Finally, Israel Nash rounds up the trio with talk on his latest album, Lifted, its connections with the '60s and today, in addition to hosting a festival in...

Duration:00:23:46

Kyle Meredith With... Dawes

8/7/2019
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Dawes celebrates their 10th anniversary as a band in 2019. In celebration, today's episode of Kyle Meredith revisits 10 years of interviews with the band, touching upon nearly every one of their albums and eras. First up is a new sit-down with with Taylor Goldsmith, who discusses this year's tour and what their plans are for the next album ("a more live sounding record"). From there, it's conversations from 2017 (We're All Gonna Die), 2015 (All Your Favorite Bands), 2013 (Stories Don't End),...

Duration:01:05:53