The Reverb Interview

Destroyer’s Dan Bejar on singing in a language he’s “only half-fluent in”

Destroyer's Dan Bejar on singing in a language he's "only half-fluent in"

Ahead of his solo show at the Larimer Lounge, Destroyer’s Dan Bejar talks to Reverb about singing Spanish covers and loneliness.



Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker talks Flaming Lips influences, his disco-funk band

Tame Impala @ Terminal 5

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker chats with Reverb about how Flaming Lips influenced the band and exploring other musical endeavors such as a disco-funk band.



Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller talks “Bitter Rivals,” hip-hop collaborations

Sleigh Bells @ the Larimer Lounge

Reverb talks to Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller ahead of the Denver show about “Bitter Rivals” and hip-hop collaborations.



Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel on “The Hunger Games” soundtrack and a major label bidding war

Phantogram plays the Gothic Theatre on Saturday. Photo courtesy of the band's Facebook.

Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel talks to Reverb about the duo’s track on the upcoming “Hunger Games” soundtrack and its major label bidding war that landed them with Republic Records.



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.