The Speed of Sound

Series produced by Louisville Public Media

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Get a complete taste of legendary musicians and up-and-coming bands in these 7 minute interview pieces set to the artists own music. Hosted by Kyle Meredith.

Kyle Meredith can be seen and heard in Paste Magazine, NYLON Magazine, Billboard, Salon.com, NBC, LEO Weekly, and Spin. Nominated FMQB's Music Director of the Year 2011-2015, he can also be heard daily on WFPK in Louisville, KY and on NPR's Here & Now.

For the past 6 years, his interviews have been widely published and syndicated, and now find themselves in the new series, The Speed of Sound. In these 7 minute pods, listeners are given a complete overview of their favorite musicians as we weave their music in and out of the conversations. From legends (Paul McCartney, U2) to up-and-comers (Young Fathers, Sylvan Esso), you'll hear it all... at The Speed of Sound.


150 Pieces

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CJ Ramone knows that there will always be comparisons. Being one of only seven artists who've been graced with the Ramones surname, it's just somet...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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Sheryl Crow returns with her 10th studio album, Be Myself, on April 21st in what is being billed as a return to her classic mid/late 90's sound. Sh...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2017
  • Length: 07:13
  • Purchases: 3
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Dan Auerbach recently his 2nd solo LP, Waiting On A Song, on June 2 via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records. The Black Keys frontman took a moment to s...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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Fleet Foxes returned with their new LP, Crack-Up, last week after a six year absence from the release game. In that time, lead Fox Robin Pecknold w...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Eric Pulido was in the middle of a break with his band Midlake when the inspiration hit to reach out to some of his artist friends to start a new b...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2017
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 2
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Damon Albarn spoke with Kyle Meredith about the new Gorillaz album, Humanz, which he started planning and writing before the presidential election,...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:53
  • Purchases: 3
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Goldfrapp return with Silver Eye on March 31st, and while it signals a return to electronic sounds, this isn't "Ooh La La." This 7th LP uses synth,...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2017
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 3
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We’re closing out the 2nd season of The Speed of Sound with one of the greatest artists of our time, Ryan Adams. His albums of heartache have been ...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 6
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I’m a huge Elbow fan. Love every record they’ve put out. Guy Garvey’s voice, the cinematic quality of their songs, lyrics, and movements, it all hi...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 07:10
  • Purchases: 4
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Saying that I dare you not to at least bob your head along with Saint Motel’s “Move” isn’t really a fair challenge. It’s near impossible as long as...

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 5
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Fitz & The Tantrums may have arrived as a pop throwback for the next generation, but they didn’t stay in that box for long. They were quick to move...

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Before Josh Ritter heads back into the studio to start recording his next album, he’s road testing new material in front of a fanbase always eager ...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 07:07
  • Purchases: 4
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If it comes down to one man to save rock and roll, my money's on Chuck Prophet. His most recent run of albums harkens back to the purest form of th...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 06:55
  • Purchases: 2
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It’s been six years since power pop god Matthew Sweet released an album of original music, but brothers and sisters, I am here to tell you that the...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 5
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If you were a 120 Minutes on MTV obsessive like I was, you’ll remember the band Velvet Crush. Their 1994 breakthrough, Teenage Symphonies To God, f...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 4
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After the demise of his band Eastern Conference Champions, Joshua Ostrander was faced with a demila. How would he continue with his art? The next t...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 3
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It isn’t as easy to find great rock and roll as it use to be. Something solid, loud, fast, and most importantly, fun. But if The Struts have anythi...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 3
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Jimmy Eat World released their 8th album, Integrity Blues, last year in what some called a return to form of their earlier works. But that’s not ex...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 06:56
  • Purchases: 4
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After two decades in NYC, Mike Doughty made a big lifestyle change recently by moving to Memphis. While the change of scenery isn’t exactly evident...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 4
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As the story goes, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James had been working on scoring a soundtrack when the studio fired him for being too weird. The jams w...

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2017
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 5