As Everclear celebrates its 25th anniversary, frontman Art Alexakis sits down with Kyle Meredith to reflect on the band’s early days. He explains how buzz from SXSW helped launch the band and also recalls bartering musical gear for $400 of studio time to record the band’s debut full-length, World of Noise. Alexakis also discusses the need to pay dues as a band, plus he spills some details on his upcoming solo record.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an 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. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.