Kyle Meredith With...
Kyle Meredith With...
Consequence Podcast Network
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... Leslie Odom Jr.
Leslie Odom Jr. jumps on the line with Kyle Meredith to talk about The Christmas Album, his second venture into holiday music. Odom tells us about the challenge of writing original Christmas songs, adding his own mark to classics, covering Sara Bareilles, and re-recording his song "Cold" with Sia. The Hamilton star also discusses what life’s been like since the Broadway juggernaut landed on Disney + and gives us the scoop on his upcoming movie One Night In Miami. Directed by Regina King, the film finds Odom Jr. playing Sam Cooke next to a young Cassius Clay and Malcom X. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Nov 20
39 min
Kyle Meredith With... James Mercer of The Shins
James Mercer sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about The Shins’ new single, "The Great Divide". The singer-songwriter explains how it musically conjures both nostalgia and futurism, and how he’s slowly been closing the musical gap between The Shins and Broken Bells. Mercer also discusses a potential 20th anniversary edition of Oh Inverted World, whether we'll see a new Shins album anytime soon, the nearly finished LP from Broken Bells, and his recent work with Bruce Hornsby. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Nov 18
46 min
Kyle Meredith With... Will Butler
Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist Will Butler speaks with Kyle Meredith about his sophomore solo album, Generations, and its look at his place in the world, politics, and American history. Butler traces his family back to its colonial days through his grandfather Alvino Rey’s work as one of the first electric guitarists, and finally into the present where he and his wife have spent time working with local politics around the country. Butler goes on to talk about his penchant for theatrical writing, personas, and Motown, while also offering an update on the next Arcade Fire album and a Broadway production he's working on called Stereophonic. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Nov 16
56 min
Kyle Meredith With... This Is the Kit
This Is The Kit returns with a new album, Off Off On, and Kate Stables catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about finding new sounds and playing against the folk genre. Stables also discusses the themes of empathy and the human condition, the power of youth leading the movements around the world, and borrowing from the Earth from future generations. Currently residing in Paris, the singer-songwriter also dishes on her need for solitude, love of pinhole photography, and the special edition car decks she’s made, which could hold mystical powers. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Nov 13
20 min
Kyle Meredith With... Romy
Romy Madley Croft, one-third of The xx, joins Kyle Meredith to discuss her debut solo single, "Lifetime", and preview her upcoming solo album. The English artist tells us how working with pop songwriters set a direction for the music she’s making now, going from the heartbreak songs of The xx to the dance-driven positivity that we hear on this lead single. Later, Romy discusses how the pandemic has lead her to write about seeking connection, co-writing Dua Lipa’s “Electricity", working with Kalela, and taking advice from Sia. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Nov 11
14 min
Kyle Meredith With... David Duchovny
David Duchovny joins Kyle Meredith to discuss his new single, "Layin’ On the Tracks", and his forthcoming third album, Gestureland. The X-Files legend talks about being inspired by Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, how daily politics have been a new part of his life, and how he’s finding his voice as a songwriter. The New York Times best-selling author also previews his upcoming fourth novel, Truly Like Lightning, which follows a desert-dwelling Mormon family and their resistance to the harms of the outside world. To cap it all off, Duchovny also discusses his return to acting in The Craft: Legacy, what he did in the interim, and why he's been attracted to socially progressive characters throughout his career. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Nov 9
34 min
Kyle Meredith With... Ricky Byrd
Ricky Byrd, formerly of Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, returns with Sobering Times, his latest in a series of records that reflect on addiction recovery. Byrd spoke with Kyle Meredith about playing to recovery music groups and how the conversation and stigma has changed since becoming sober in the late '80s. The singer-songwriter also discusses making a fun record with a message, his penchant for rough & tumble music, and the possibility of continuing the theme on future albums. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Nov 6
14 min
Kyle Meredith With... Thurston Moore
Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore sits down with Kyle Meredith to discuss By The Fire, his latest solo album and one that finds him taking inspiration from The Rolling Stones and The Replacements. Moore talks about working with producer Paul Epworth, the record’s classic rock moments, messing with traditional sounds, and playing to his past. The No Wave godfather also tells us about the themes of enlightenment, how all art is political, and voting for a candidate who will give progressive voices a seat at the table. Moore also tells us about a biography in the works, Sonic Life, which could see release in the next year. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Nov 4
39 min
Kyle Meredith With... Gang of Four
Gang of Four co-founder Jon King speaks with Kyle Meredith about the band’s new box set, ‘77-’81. The post-punk legend discusses being rejected by numerous record labels, their bleak '70s British life, dealing with Nazis who attended their shows, and how their songs still speak to all of the same issues today. King also tells us about being influenced by Jimi Hendrix and funk music, touring with Public Enemy, being sampled by Run the Jewels, and having their music used in film and television, namely 13 Reasons Why, The Manchurian Candidate, and Marie Antionette. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Nov 2
29 min
Kyle Meredith With... Cindy Blackman Santana
Legendary drummer Cindy Blackman Santana speaks with Kyle Meredith about Give the Drummer Some, an album that finds her singing lead for the first time. Together, they discuss the ways to make fun music with a message, tapping Metallica’s Kirk Hammet and Living Colour’s Vernon Reid to guest, and working with producer Narada Michael Walden. The former Lenny Kravitz drummer and now Santana member also weighs in on the freedom of making a record with the drums front and center in the mix, paying tribute to Miles Davis, and partnering with Yoko Ono and husband Carlos Santana to start SongAid. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Oct 30
12 min
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