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.
Taylor Swift has released a new video talking all about what it’s like to be 22. We imagine her 22 is very different from our 22, which was messier, drunker, and some less celebratory. Conan O’Brian felt that way, too, and mad a nice video response to her.
I don’t champion Jon Bon Jovi much (or ever), but he really won me over this week after he called Beiber out with some choice words.
And didjahear that Eminem is suing Facebook? Come on, Em. If ya take on the internet, the internet will always win.
Louisville’s (by way of Southern Indiana) Houndmouth came out of nowhere. A near literal overnight sensation, the quartet were getting mass amounts of web buzz mere moments after posting their first demos. Since then, they’ve been on tour with everyone from the Alabama Shakes to Grace Potter, all the while garnering top reviews and a new legion of fans. We sat down backstage at Willie Nelson’s ranch during the Heartbreaker Banquet to talk about their debut LP, overcoming comparisons, a year in the spotlight, and getting a beer named after them.
Every now and then, I’ve got to take a step back and do some Me time. I look in the mirror and say, “Kyle, er…. um…” Then I get lost in my eyes and forget what I was saying.
Luckily, Sean Cannon is always hanging around with little to do and willing to lay down a playlist. Which is what this is. And he talks to Pinback, so that’s nice.
More Justin Beiber? Really? Aren’t we done with this dude, yet? But, what’s this? You say that a bunch of criminals stole $300,000 from him WHILE HE WAS ON STAGE? Salacious!
There are rumors that Chris Rock is going to be on the next Eminem record, which is the only addition that could make his record relevant.
And did you hear that R. Kelley is writing country songs? I’m not surprised, I’m impressed. This is exactly what country music needs, an updated version of Devil Went Down to Georgia but with a Trapped In the Closet style story.
The legendary Billy Bragg just released Tooth & Nail, another mark in an already outstanding career. He dropped into our SxSW stage to talk about his handyman blues, hustling to get his record deal, keeping a political song relevant long after it’s event, and his career as a lover and a fighter.
So, It’s Mid-May, you say? Seriously? Not sure how that happened, but whatever. I don’t care. I’m just going to sit here with ma’headphones on, sulk that life is passing me by too quickly, and lose myself in this week’s playlist. Thanks to Gogol Bordello, Roge Wave, Tame Impala, and Tune-Yards & Jim James, I can now forget my mortality – at least for an hour – as I enjoy this bitchin’ soundtrack.
And Houndmouth is here, too. They’re awesome, and we talk about them being awesome. So don’t miss that part either.
The felony edition!
First, there is a dude in a Christian metal band who paid a dude to kill his wife.
Ja Rule just got out of prison for not paying his taxes just as Lauryn Hill goes into prison for the same thing.
Snoop Dogg admitted that he actually is a pimp. A real one. It’s not surprising, but ya know, not legal either.
The husband/wife duo that make up Big Harp dropped into our SxSW stage at Sony City in Austin to talk about Chain Letters, their sophomore disc, and the fact that it was recorded after their kids went to sleep. In fact, we talk a lot about the trials of being a family who also is a band.
Our post-Derby hangover isn’t as bad as we expected, but that doesn’t mean we need this week’s playlist any less. Afte a gray, muddy weekend, a pick-me-up courtesy of Wax Fang, Sigur Ros, Beady Eye, and Atoms For Peace is very welcome.
Plus, some great covers from Emeli Sande – with help from Bryan Ferry – re-imagining Beyonce’s Crazy In Love and Daughter giving a trip hop reading of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky prove to be just what the doctor ordered.
The one and only Billy Bragg also joins us. His new album, Tooth & Nail, is one of his best ever.
We start on a dour note, lamenting the loss of Chris Kelly, one half of clothes-on-backwards 90s duo, Kris Kross. No worries, we find a way to make it tasteless.
Speaking of funerals, there was George Jones, who invited a bunch of MNS favorites to pay tribute.
Someone thought it was a great idea to give Tyler the Creator free rein to make a Mountain Dew commercial. Surprise, it’s been yanked! No one is surprised about the outcome.
And did you hear about Neutral Milk Hotel? They announced a reunion and the entire web had a simultaneous orgasm.