On the latest Kyle Meredith With…, Bill Barbot of alternative/punk outfit Jawbox discusses the 25th anniversary of their major label debut For Your Own Special Sweetheart and the 30th anniversary of the band, both of which the band is prepared to celebrate with a 12-date summer tour. On top of these milestones, Meredith and Barbot touch on separating Jawbox from the hardcore scene, touring with Stone Temple Pilots, and finding exposure through Beavis and Butthead.
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.