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.
It’s the final Weekly Feed of the year! Well, regular episodes anyway. And are we ever going out on a high. Big new songs from U2 and Sondre Lerche, Diplo remixing Grizzly Bear, Owen Pallett and Jonsi both lending their voices to guest spots and Jarvis Cocker from Pulp taking on some co-writing duties. And Mr. Colin Meloy is here to talk about that next Decemberists record. So don’t miss it. ’Cause it’ll be a month before your fed again.
It’s our final Music News Show of the year, and Sean and I are in top form. Actually, we’re both sick but we’re still here. And that’s really because no one else is.
Still, there’s plenty to talk about and much to make fun of including Dave Grohl’s announcement that the next Foo Fighters record will be different than any record ever created, how the Beastie Boys wacky lawsuit is like that one McDonalds deal from the 90s, Oasis Definitely Definitely not getting together for Definitely Maybe, how you could have a heart-to-heart with Craig Finn, how we link Lana Del Rey to Daniel Johnston, and John Prine’s second battle with cancer.
Alex Turner and Matt Helders dropped by our backstage setup at ACL Fest to talk with Kyle Meredith about new Arctic Monkeys record, AM. Discussions of defying expectations, adding dark soul into their sound, and how success allows them to be Robocop any time they want to be.
Just when i thought it’d be getting hard to find great new music, what with the year slowing down, I found myself having to cut what were otherwise noteworthy songs from the show due to a high volume to great tracks. Not to be miss: Math & Physics Club who recall the janglier side of Pavement, Damien Jurado’s new single and it’s 70s flare, Villbillies and their sampling of Dusty Springfield, Against Me!’s return, and Woman’s Hour covering Bleeding Love.
Jake Bugg also gets a pair of spins and a conversation about his sophomore LP. Dig in.
The Setlist is a new weekly series focusing on Louisville musicians and airing on NBC affiliate WAVE 3. For episode 4, Kyle talks with Houndmouth, who just finished a banner year behind their debut LP and are getting prepped for 2 sold out at Headliners.
We celebrate Pocket Bear’s birthday with a tub full of headlines. To wit, Outkast have announced their reunion. We’re betting that it’ll be hologram versions, even though they’re still alive. We discover Bob Dylan’s megalomania. We do the math to find out the collective age of Monty Python. The Grammy’s will salute The Beatles, and it has the potential for disaster. Gene Ween sales his soul. Joan Jett turns South Dakota ranchers into hippies.
And we reference the Jerry O’connell 90′s Sci-Fi show, Sliders, like a dozen times.
KoL’s newest album, Mechanical Bull, just happens to land on the Tennessee group’s 10th anniversary. Kyle Meredith caught up with the fellas backstage at ACL Fest in Austin to discuss the changes that a decade has brought, how the new disc compares to those early songs, and what it’s like traveling now that all of their families are in tow.
The Setlist is a new weekly series focusing on Louisville musicians and airing on NBC affiliate WAVE 3. For episode 3, Kyle talks with Jubalson about their new record, Don’t Remember Me, and their release show opening for African legend (and Dan Auerbach collaborator) Bombino.
Another great week for new releases. I’m pretty obsessed with the new track from The National. It, and the Lorde cover, comes from the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, which is destined to be one of the bigger releases of the year. And don’t miss the Mr. Dream track, or the new/old Peter Gabriel.
Passion Pit drop in, too. Lots to talk about, lots to hear. Dig in.
The original band gets back together as Sean and Erin join Kyle Meredith for the headlines. Lily Allen caused quite a lot of conversation this week, first by returning to the scene and then by releasing a video that sparked racism debate. James Murphy intends to turn the NYC subways into a musical instrument. Justin Bieber could be headed to an Argentine jail for defacing a flag. They found the lost member of Pussy Riot in a Siberian prison camp. Bruce Springsteen now has a college course being taught about his religious themes, aaaaaaaand Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill is headed to broadway.
And we make fun of all of it.