The Weekly Feed 4/27
Welcome to The Weekly Feed – the show that takes the best in blog from the past seven days and compiles into a one hour mixtape of indie goodness. I’m your host Kyle Meredith and we’ve got a great show lined up with tracks from Sonic Youth, Golden Bear, Jarvis Cocker, Kings of Leon and plenty more.
Love Language - Lolita
Mumford & Sons – The Cave
It’s the Weekly Feed on WFPK with music from Mumford & Sons and a track called The Cave. I am so surprised that this band isn’t instantly bigger than they are. The English foursome have been flying under the radar, but now with songs like this, the attention has been coming in quick and heavy. You can pick up the single in itunes now.
Golden Bear – Future Blues
From the live music capital of the world in Austin, TX, the next band goes by the name Golden Bear. They’re gathering some interesting comparisons to bands like Flaming Lips, MMJ, and Arcade Fire, but I can’t help hearing this opening bass line and wanting to grab my nearest Breeders disc. Golden Bear’s self described “Galactic Forest-Rock” has also received nice attention from The Onion who called them “Completely original and instantly memorable,” and “A blur of frenzied dancing and fist-pumping excitement,” by Spin.com. From their EP, Everest.
Atlas Sound – Springtime Instrumental
Atlas is the new project from Bradford Cox from Deerhunter fame, who incidentally have a new EP out, which means Bradford is a very busy man.
Army Navy – Saints
Buzzgrinder says makes him “feel like they’re a Wiggles tribute band.” You can check out the entertaining clip on the Feed’s video compilation
Sonic Youth – Sacred Trickster
blog on the planet may have a post on this next one but they may not have had a choice. When Sonic Youth decide to release a new disc (and they do every two years without fail), it must be a requirement for a blogger to post and review, and why not? The band is one of the most important indie acts to ever stomp the fuzz pedal. They helped create the No Wave genre in the 80’s, their album Daydream Nation is housed in the Library of Congress, and after nearly 30 years, they’re looked at as one of the most relevant acts on your turntable. Clocking in at barely over two minutes, from their 16th studio album The Eternal, I am REALLY looking forward to this one.
Crash Encore – Take It All
This band has made the amazing promise of releasing a track every week for the entire year. So far, so good and if they all live up to this caliber, they should have quite the catalog by year’s end. Follow their prolific output at the bands MySpace.
Headless Heroes – True Love Will Find You In the End
Headless Heroes who have compiled a covers record of haunting classics lead by the beautiful vocals styling of Alela Diane. Interesting story on how they found their female lead in the interview below.
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Jarvis Cocker – Angela
The former front man of the band Pulp, Jarvis Cocker is back with a new disc, Further Complications and was produced by the amazing Steve Albini. When asked recently if he’s gone rock, he answered, “No - but during the course of touring his last record we discovered that, with this band, we COULD rock & so we’d be a fool not to.”
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody (RAC Remix)
Kasabian – Underdog
The kids haven’t had the best road to success after deaf ears and critical jeers met their sophomore effort. But as good comeback stories go, they dug deep, found their sound, and have churned out an album that has most of the UK back in the Kasabian bandwagon. Find the single Underdog on their West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum disc.
Wye Oak – Take It In
The Baltimore duo crafted their sound through basement demo’s and with a little luck and a lot of perseverance, found themselves signed to Merge records this past year. The full length doesn’t hit stores until June 21st, but you can download this track now on their webpage and catch them live with the Pomegranates this summer.
Deer Tick – Easy
June 23rd see’s the release of their newest disc Born On A Flag Day, which lead man John McCauley describes as “kind of like Born in the U.S.A. meets Born on the Fourth of July,” so get your ironic patriotic pom-pom outs and prepare to be southern rocked.
The Wooden Birds – The Other One
Andrew Kenny from the American Analog Set has a new outfit that’s been grabbing some attention lately. According to Thanks Captain Obvious, the band, which recently signed to Barsuk Records, also enlists the help of David Wingo, who has scored a number of David Gordon Green films in addition to his work in Ola Podrida.
Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer
Gorilla Vs Bear who called them “nostalgia-laced, psychedelic "dream-wave" from the secretive Austin/Brooklyn duo.” You can pick up their debut EP, Psychic Chasms now.
And that’ll wrap it up for the show. If ya like what you heard, make sure to tell a friend. The Weekly Feed is produced by myself and Todd Smith at MixWorks Studio in Louisville, KY. Allison Riggs arranged interviews. I’m your host Kyle Meredith and you can hear us every Monday night at 8 for The Weekly Feed on 91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville.