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The Weekly Feed 5/11

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Welcome back to another episode of The Weekly Feed.  I’m your host, Kyle Meredith and we’ve scowered the net and scraped the barrel of the indie blogs to bring you the best the net had to offer.  What we found was new music from Wilco, Deerhoof, Cage The Elephant, Santigold, The Magic Kids and tons more.

News

We also found some nice gems in the news bin.  Trent Reznor got engaged, and got his new iPod app rejected by Apple, and then took his frustration out on Prince on his website.  Jack White gave news that there will finally be a new White Stripes record… next year.  And a whole brothel of stars gathered in NYC to pay tribute to Pete Seeger.

Music

Katie Herzig - Hey Nana

So lets jump into the music.  If you thought that you had Katie Herzig pegged, then think again.  The Nashville resident made her debut early last year with a promising pop song called "Hologram" but some folks wrote her as the next AC champion, something not to be blogged about.  But this new track that she’s posted for free though Paste Magazine’s Best of What’s Next blog shows that she is one of the best up and coming songwriters out there with a penchant for a great hook and a catchy song.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Flashback

This one was released through My Old Kentucky Blog who went on to say “If Ariel Pink were a sports team, I would go to each home game dressed in Ariel Pink colors, wearing Ariel Pink flair, jerseys, and giant foam finger.”  Superfan, indeed.  You can find this track on the tour-only Cooler Cat EP which is to say, you’ll have to catch them on the road to grab it.  Or the web.

Cage The Elephant – Tiny Little Robots

Now, from the unlikely town of Bowling Green, KY comes Cage The Elephant.  The group has been slowly building a base both stateside and in the UK where they’ve spent the majority of their time over the past couple years.  Catch them on tour – sometimes with the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – and pick up their self titled disc now.

Deerhoof – Let’s Dance The Jet

A ridiculous, awesome little tune.  Actually it’s a cover from an obscure60’s flick called The Day the Fish Came Out.  I like to play it in the car and act like I’m chasing French and Italian spies… nationality depends on the weather, of course.

Choir Of Young Believers – Action/Reaction

From Denmark, the band came from the ashes of the band Lake Placid when lead man Jannis left to start writing solo material while hopping around the underground circles of the Danish indie scene which eventually resulted in the formation of the band in 2006.  After a quick EP, the trio – which sometimes turns into an octet – dubbed an LP called This is For The White in Your Eyes which you can grab now.

Wilco – Jolly Banker

If you’re a Wilco fan, its going to be a pretty exiting year.  Apart from the news of their new album, the group has also released a new Woodie Guthrie cover.  Its avail on their website for free, or a donation in which 100% of the profits go to the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives, so you can feel good about yourself while you listen to a song that parallels our current Wall Street troubles.  Enjoy.

Casper and the Cookies – Little King

An Athens band who gathers comparisons with “Big Star, a dash of the Replacements and a heaping helping of XTC.”  Their disc Modern Silence hits shelves this week.

Starlight Mints – Zoomba

You Ain’t No Picasso says the song “could most closely be recreated at home by taking a hit of acid and watching a film noir while someone reads you nursery rhymes” which is “a theory best left untested.”  Now THAT’S a review.

Mississippi Man – The Jester

When you hear a name like Mississippi Man, you don’t automatically think sunny California jangly pop, but that’s exactly what you get from this Fullerton based five piece.  The band will be touring through summer supporting their disc The Snake Oil Salesman.

The Warlocks – Red Camera

Did your room suddenly get darker with that one?  According to the Magnet blog, they have “a lineup that changes more often than a pickup basketball game… with as little as four members and as many as 10.” With any other band that would spell disaster, but something must work as this is from the bands fifth disc, The Mirror Explodes, which you can pick up on May 19th.

Houses – We’ll See The Sun

Taken from I Am Fuelwho has posted a new track in her Queen City Spotlight series, which shines the light on a local Denver act.  This time around is the extremely nice sounds of the band Houses and calls their music “as expansive and refreshing as it is unclassifiable.” Husband & wife, Team Hamilton, make up the foundation of the 8 piece and is releasing one EP for each season of 2009.  This track plays a bit on the Autumn theme.

The Magic Kids – Hey Boy

We found this one at Some Velevt Blog which instructs “Take a dash of The Beach Boys, School House Rock, The Ronettes, the 1910 Fruitgum Company and early Four Seasons and you've got The Magic Kids from Memphis, Tennessee.”  No one seems to know much about the group, but everyone agrees its one to keep your ears peeled for.

Ivana XL – Happy Birthday Mix

Just uploaded to her MySpace, her new tracks are bigger than anything from her past, both in melodies and in instrumentation.  Logon to find her new EP.

The Twilight Sad – Twenty Four Hours

The cover for the newest from The Twilight Sad plays off of the Sonic Youth cover art for Goo, but having the two Beat vagabonds wearing weird masks with the words “Killed My Mother and Hit The Road.”  It’s a family-kind of tune.  Assuming your family rocked to the suicide sounds of Joy Division on road trips.

Santigold – Hometown Glory

Santigold covering Adele with the thumping sounds of the song Hometown Glory.  That comes after Santigold dropped in the BBC1 studios, a group who always seems to coax awesome covers out of unsuspecting artists.  Pigeon’s and Planes comments that its “ a pretty bold move covering Adele” and while she gets style points “can’t come close to matching Adele’s pipes.”  Let the flaming begin.

But not before we wrap this up and say goodnight.  If ya like what you heard, please tell a friend and also head over to our Facebook group for all of the updates and happenings.  The Weekly Feed was produced by myself and Todd Smith at MixWorks Studio in Louisville, KY.  Allison Riggs set up the interviews and I'm your host, Kyle Meredith.  Make sure to also jump to WFPK.org where you can hear the show in full and lots of other extras.  We’ll see ya next Monday night at 8 for The Weekly Feed on 91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville.

The Bonus Track

Bob Schneider Interview

This is an interview that never made the big show, but is with one of my all time favorite artists, Bob Schneider.  Recorded during the 2009 SxSW Festival, in Bob's truck between shows.  If he's ever in your area, DO NOT miss it.

and here's a song from Bob

Handsome Furs

Another from the SxSW bin.  These folks made a heckuva record and will be coming to town this summer.  can't wait

and a video.

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Kyle is the WFPK Music Director. Email Kyle at kmeredith@lpm.org