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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


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Kyle Meredith With... The Claypool Lennon Delirium

5/24/2019
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Les Claypool and Sean Ono Lennon of The Claypool Lennon Delirium sit down with Kyle Meredith to discuss their latest LP, South of Reality. The three also tackle environmental issues, dive into black holes, wrestle with science facts, and discuss the latest surrounding Julian Assange. Elsewhere, Lennon talks about reissuing Yoko Ono's albums and covering The Beatles, while Les takes us back to Primus' performance at Woodstock '94.

Duration:00:26:16

Kyle Meredith With... The National

5/22/2019
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The National guitarist Bryce Dessner sits down with Kyle Meredith to discuss I Am Easy To Find and how the new album meditates on the limitations and possibilities of a band. The two also dive into the details of how filmmaker Mike Mills played a crucial role in the LP, producing and writing alongside the band while creating a short movie to accompany the record. Dessner also talks a bit about his most recent solo offerings and how all of this opens the door wide open for what the band does...

Duration:00:31:48

Kyle Meredith With... Durand Jones & Katie Toupin

5/20/2019
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On the latest episode of Kyle Meredith With..., Durand Jones and Aaron Frazer, both of the Indications, talk about how the orchestration from their 2019 album American Love Call were influenced by the doo-wop groups of the '50s and how the '70s soul-inspired record rides the line between social justice anthems and love songs. Shortly after, Katie Toupin, formerly of Houndmouth, discusses her solo debut, Magnetic Moves, her personal hurdles, and how she found her own voice. We also hear what...

Duration:00:26:03

Kyle Meredith With... Durand Jones & Katie Toupin

5/20/2019
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On the latest episode of Kyle Meredith With..., Durand Jones and Aaron Frazer, both of the Indications, talk about how the orchestration from their 2019 album American Love Call were influenced by the doo-wop groups of the '50s and how the '70s soul-inspired record rides the line between social justice anthems and love songs. Shortly after, Katie Toupin, formerly of Houndmouth, discusses her solo debut, Magnetic Moves, her personal hurdles, and how she found her own voice. We also hear what...

Duration:00:26:03

Kyle Meredith With... Chris Cornell

5/17/2019
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In memory of Chris Cornell, Kyle Meredith compiled two interviews with the late singer-songwriter, who passed away two years ago on May 18th, 2017. The first interview is from 2011's Songbook Tour, in which they discuss Soundgarden and his views on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Temple of the Dog, and his very first solo show pre-Soundgarden. The second interview, however, was recorded backstage at the Ryman during 2015's Higher Truth Tour, where the two discussed family and the then-recent...

Duration:00:45:03

Kyle Meredith With... Wire

5/15/2019
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Wire's Colin Newman gives Kyle Meredith a ring to take him through the details of 1979's 154 for its 40th anniversary, as well as 1989's IBTABA. They also take some time to talk about the importance of Immersion and Githead, his two bands outside of Wire, and what's been happening in those camps. And to top it all off, Newman says that they're working on the new Wire record right now for a 2020 release.

Duration:00:52:25

Kyle Meredith With... Howard Jones

5/13/2019
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Synth-pop pioneer Howard Jones chats with Kyle Meredith about his latest album Transform, the second in a four-part series about the world's relationship with technology following 2015's Engage. Elsewhere, Kyle and Howard reflect on the anniversaries for three of Jones' albums -- 1989's Cross That Line, 1994's Working in the Backroom, and 2009's Ordinary Heroes -- and what he took away from each of those releases.

Duration:00:21:49

Kyle Meredith With... Mac DeMarco

5/10/2019
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Mac DeMarco gives Kyle Meredith a ring to discuss Here Comes The Cowboy and where he gets his love of soft rock and unapologetically romantic songs. We also hear about artist Henry Flynt's influence on this record, how moving to Los Angeles affected his writing, jams like on the song "Choo Choo", the lost art of the hidden track, and how starting his own record label has changed his day-to-day.

Duration:00:13:25

Kyle Meredith With... Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchinson

5/8/2019
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Today’s Kyle Meredith With… is a special remembrance episode featuring the late Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, who passed away one year ago this week. Kyle Meredith compiled three recorded interviews from 2013, 2016 and 2017, during which Hutchison discusses touring with The National, the album Pedestrian Verse, and the similarities and differences between Kentucky and Scotland, from accents to alcohol. These interviews recall Hutchison’s humor and talent with words, and the influence...

Duration:00:51:27

Kyle Meredith With... The Infamous Stringdusters

5/6/2019
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The Infamous Stringdusters talk to Kyle Meredith about how compassion and togetherness are the big themes on their latest record, Rise Sun. The Nashville progressive bluegrass outfit also share what it was like to win a Grammy, the importance of a venue such as Red Rocks, and why they're optimistic about the future of America.

Duration:00:11:19

Kyle Meredith With... American Football

5/3/2019
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American Football’s Mike and Nate Kinsella are on the line with Kyle Meredith to talk all about LP3. The two cousins discuss how this album feels like their first followup, and what that meant as far as where they could take the songs. Mike also discusses catering to the emo crowd in your 40s, working with Hayley Williams of Paramore and Rachel Goswell of Slowdive, and how one of the songs has ties to Pure Bathing Culture. We also head back to that famous house from the first album's artwork...

Duration:00:17:44

Kyle Meredith With... CJ Ramone

5/1/2019
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CJ Ramone, formerly of The Ramones, joins today's Kyle Meredith With… to discuss his new album, The Holy Spell, and how it pays tribute to a musician he’s worked with on previous records. He also discusses Starcrawler's cover of "Pet Sematary", Kanye West and Justin Timberlake's fandom of The Ramones, the political environment of The Ramones, and the possibility of retirement.

Duration:00:37:10

Kyle Meredith With... Squeeze

4/29/2019
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Chris Difford, founding member of legendary new wave group Squeeze, joins Kyle Meredith With… to talk about the band's breakthrough sophomore record Cool For Cats for it's 40th anniversary. Difford also talks about Squeeze's upcoming Songbook Tour, an upcoming set of covers of the band from everyone from Questlove to Erykah Badu, and ultimately reflects on being compared to Lennon and McCartney with his co-songwriter Glenn Tilbrook.

Duration:00:46:36

Kyle Meredith With... Haelos

4/26/2019
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On today's Kyle Meredith With..., Dom Goldmsith of Haelos calls in ahead of their forthcoming album, Any Random Kindness. Goldsmith discusses humans' relationship with technology, how climate change can't be ignored anymore, and sampling James Brown.

Duration:00:16:32

Kyle Meredith With... The Head and the Heart

4/24/2019
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Jonathan Russell and Tyler Williams of The Head and The Heart give Kyle Meredith a call to discuss their forthcoming record, Living Mirage, due out May 17th via Warner Bros. Together, they discuss the darkness in their writing and how at one point the band was even in question. We also hear about what they've been up to between albums: Russell has an album coming out with Jackson Browne that ties into a project for Haiti, while Williams is responsible for discovering, managing, and getting...

Duration:00:23:14

Kyle Meredith With... Perry Farrell

4/22/2019
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Jane's Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell joins Kyle Meredith With… to give a deep dive on his upcoming solo album Kind Heaven. Farrell talks about which Jane's Addiction and Porno for Pyros members are featured on the record, a track he wrote for Rachel Maddow, the album's one-of-a-kind mixing technique, and how its themes are rooted in the concept of the return of the Messiah.

Duration:00:22:12

Kyle Meredith With... Jungle

4/19/2019
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On today's Kyle Meredith With..., Tom McFarland of Jungle calls into the show while getting a tattoo to discuss the duo's latest album, For Ever, and its ties with the romance and dark side of America after recently moving to the country. He also wrestles with sudden success, discovering the beauty and struggles of America, and the importance of the world sticking together. In between, he explains how their music videos and choreography amplifies their song's messages.

Duration:00:15:56

Kyle Meredith With... Bouncing Souls

4/17/2019
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On today’s Kyle Meredith With…, Greg Attonito of The Bouncing Souls talks about their new EP and book, Crucial Moments, namely how the writing on both the songs and pages were influenced by the band's early days. He also discusses how their cover of The Waitresses' “I Know What Boys Like” pushes the envelope, why they didn’t want to be a punk band with only guys attending their shows, and why they used to hate Blink-182, which he jokingly calls "Lowest Common Denominator music" a few times.

Duration:00:27:20

Kyle Meredith With... Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers

4/15/2019
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Singer-songwriters Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers, together known as Better Oblivion Community Center, join Kyle Meredith With... to discuss their debut LP, stage diving, covering "Shallow" from A Star Is Born, and eventually having enough albums for a greatest hits. On the more serious side, the three also talk about how themes of alienation and solitude pain this record, and how they've made each other better musicians.

Duration:00:18:46

Kyle Meredith With... Julia Jacklin, Alex Lahey, & Aldous Harding

4/12/2019
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Singer-songwriters Julia Jacklin, Alex Lahey, and Aldous Harding join Kyle Meredith With...for another special trio episode to carry you into the weekend. Jacklin weighs in on the emotionally heavy themes of her latest album, Crushing; the importance of lyrics over music (with a nod to Leonard Cohen); the timeless fun of the Gilmore Girls; and, yes, voyeurism. Lahey dials in to discuss the Nashville roots of The Best of Luck Club, the glorious sax solo of lead single "Don't Be So Hard On...

Duration:00:48:06