On the latest Kyle Meredith With…, Bob Mould discusses growing up in the sixties and why he often chooses to begin the day with a book about Joni Mitchell or The Beatles rather than with the news. The songwriter and musician also touches on working with an 18-piece orchestra on Sunshine Rock, making “light records” versus “dark records,” and why he decided to include a cover on his new solo record for the first time in his career.
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.