Miles Copeland of I.R.S. Records on R.E.M., The Police and More, Plus Opinions on Brandi Carlile & Parquet Courts


As a co-founder and executive at I.R.S. Records, Miles Copeland found success in the 1980s with a roster of artists ranging from R.E.M. to The Police to the Go-Go’s. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Miles about his influential career and his new memoir. Plus, Jim and Greg review some new music from Brandi Carlile & Parquet Courts. 

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In These Silent Days Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile In These Silent Days

As a solo performer and member of the Highwomen supergroup, Brandi Carlile has become a top-tier talent in Americana music. With her seventh album, In These Silent Days, Carlile has the attention of the music industry, but Jim and Greg have a mixed reaction to the record.

Sympathy For Life Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts Sympathy for Life

Parquet Courts' seventh album, Sympathy For Life, is more dance-oriented than their early work which garnered comparisons to Pavement. Jim and Greg agree that the band brings something new to each album, but this one leaves Jim bored.

Miles Copeland


Miles Copeland's memoir “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back” covers an extraordinary life in the music business. From his time managing The Police and Sting to founding I.R.S. Records and launching bands like R.E.M., The Go-Go’s, and the Buzzcocks, Copeland covers a lot of ground in conversation with Jim and Greg.

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