311 founder Nick Hexum calls up Kyle Meredith to give the lowdown on the band’s new album, Voyager. Together, they discuss why they work with two producers, catering to fans of their old style while also pushing for new sounds, and the controversy surrounding the album’s lead single “Crossfire”. Afterward, we hear about the band’s line of edibles and plans for their 30th anniversary next year.
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the 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.