On the latest Kyle Meredith With…, Zach Condon of Beirut talks with Kyle Meredith about the importance that a sense of place and geography holds in the music he’s written over the years, specifically his new record, Gallipoli. He also discusses moving to Berlin and how that city’s experimental music scene influenced Gallipoli. Finally, Condon touches on Indiana Jones and Tintin and how they fed into his early interests in travel and language.
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.