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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School of Seven Bells talk SVIIB with Kyle Meredith

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2016
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 3
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Did you know Best Coast have a strong love for Sugar Ray? Oh it’s true. Not only them, but plenty of 90s groups that most people have shoved into ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 07:07
  • Purchases: 4
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With the release of A Man Alive, Thao Nguyen let us in on some of her most personal family moments, and matters. For most artists, that would have ...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 06:58
  • Purchases: 5
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What doesn’t Wayne Coyne have his hand in these days? The Flaming Lips frontman is rarely out of the spotlight, whether it’s with his day job, side...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:08
  • Purchases: 4
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Have you heard the new Iggy Pop album, Post Pop Depression? Not only is it one of the best records of the year, it’s also one of his greatest albu...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 6
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One of the greatest moments in 2013 came when Deltron 3030 made their long-awaited return. After 13 years, the teaming of Del the Funky Homosapien,...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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You probably know Sean Daley better as his stage name, Slug, or maybe even better yet as one half of Atmosphere, one of hip hop’s greatest cult act...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2016
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Jonathan Meiburg gets an interesting perspective of the United States as a world touring musician, not to mention that he just spent a large amount...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 06:57
  • Purchases: 3
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San Fermin rounded out their banner year with a deluxe edition of their sophomore record, Jackrabbit, which included their latest single “No Devil....

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Guster have always been one of the most creative bands in the game. Always up for the adventure of promoting their records in different ways, to t...

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  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 4
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My Wild West may be Lissie’s third album, but she’s been on the scene for well over 10 years in various projects. Still, this new album finds her a...

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  • Added: Feb 29, 2016
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 4
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One of 2016’s first great surprises was the recently announced teaming of Sean Lennon and Les Claypool, two musical luminaries who can both balance...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 4
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Les Claypool never rests. Whether he’s dealing with his most famous band, Primus, leading his Frog Brigade, or jamming with his new friend Sean Le...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 07:10
  • Purchases: 4
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Dr. Dog is having a lot of fun looking back right now, but not without a twist. The band released their first live record, a snapshot of previous ...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2016
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 3
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After fronting Delta Spirit for the last decade, Matthew Logan Vasquez decided it was finally time to try out his solo side. Not that he has any p...

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2016
  • Length: 06:55
  • Purchases: 3
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Colin Meloy says he wishes he would have never used the word "hiatus" when referring to his band The Decemberists taking time off after The King Is...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 07:04
  • Purchases: 4
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Last year’s The Ember’s of Time was another fine record in an already long line of Josh Rouse’s catalog. The theme of time runs throughout it with...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 07:08
  • Purchases: 3
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If a true modern day cowboy exists, Ryan Bingham is that. Sure, you can hear it in every gravely note that comes out of his mouth, in every note o...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 3
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The Wood Brothers have spent a lifetime singing to strangers, which is what makes the leadoff track to their disc Paradise so entertaining. It’s c...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2016
  • Length: 07:14
  • Purchases: 3
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Few people had as good a 2015 as Walk the Moon. Their song Shut Up And Dance was everywhere. Everywhere. And it’s follow up single, Different Co...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 2