Cinjun Tate of Remy Zero joins Kyle Meredith to discuss the 20-year anniversary of Villa Elaine, working with Benmont Tench of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, soundtracking both Garden State and Smallville, and discovering he had cancer the same day he found out he was going to be a father. He also touches on the writing processes behind hits “Prophecy” and “Fair”, the usefulness of embarrassment when selecting songs for a record, and why we shouldn’t rule out hopes for new music.
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.