The Reverb Interview

The National’s Scott Devendorf on the meditative quality of music, the band’s writing process

The National @ the Fillmore Auditorium

The National’s Scott Devendorf talks to Reverb about the meditative quality of music and the band’s surprising process of writing in odd time signatures.



Animal Collective’s Geologist on canceling shows, alienating fans and Daft Punk

Coachella 2011 Day 2

Back on tour after a number of canceled dates this year, Reverb talked to Animal Collective’s Geologist about how fans took the disappointments.



Kurt Vile on playing the banjo, what his daughter might think of his lyrics

Kurt Vile, photo courtesy of Matador Records.

Kurt Vile talks about the possibility of hearing him on the banjo in his next album and how he no longer discusses his drug habits.



Phoenix’s Laurent Brancowitz on missing Paris, loving R. Kelly and Woody Allen

Coachella 2013

Phoenix guitarist Laurent “Branco” Brancowitz was in Manhattan last year recording the French band’s latest album when he had an unexpected hankering for home.



Barry Manilow talks about Bieber, Britney, his jingles and how people always come around to his songs

At age 70, Barry Manilow is just getting started on the project of his career. Photo courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel.

At 70, Barry Manilow still has plenty of stories to tell about his new musical, his jingles and how people always come around to his music.



Candy Claws’ Ryan Hover on Harry Potter influences, no plans to perform live

2012 Fort Collins Music Experiment (FoCoMX)

We caught up with Candy Claws’ Ryan Hover about the band’s inspiration for “Ceres & Calypso in the Deep Time” and why Candy Claws doesn’t plan on playing live any time soon.



There are no plans for another Black Moth Super Rainbow album, says Tom Fec

UMS 2012 Friday

Tom Fec, aka Tobacco, talks with Reverb about Kickstarter, music label “assholes,” Black Moth Super Rainbow’s past and its uncertain future.



Metz on not partying, writing new material, playing 150-200 shows a year

Canadian punk band Metz plays at the Hi-Dive on Tuesday.

Sub Pop punk band Metz talks to Reverb about life on the road while playing 150-200 shows a year.



James Greer under the magnifying glass in new band Détective

James Greer under the magnifying glass in new band Détective

Writer James Greer is under the magnifying glass with new indie rock band Détective.



Wavves on recording “Afraid of Heights” without a label and his taste in weed

Wavves w/ The Photo Atlas @ Moe's BBQ

Nathan Williams of Wavves talks about composing his new album without the pressure of a label and his upcoming visit to the newly pot-friendly Colorado.