The Reflektors

  • Aired:  10/21/13
  •  | Views: 42,226

Will and Win Butler talk about their favorite Canadian bands, the pretentiousness of Arcade Fire and how their experience in Haiti inspired them to form The Reflektors. (5:19)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY, MY GUESTS TONIGHT HAVE BEEN CALLED THE STEELLY

DAN OF CANADA, TO THE BY MANY.

PLEASE WELCOME THE REFLEKTORS.

WHO!

HEY, GOOD TO YOU HAVE ON.

>> THANKS FOR HAVING US.

>> Stephen: VERY EXCITED TO HAVE YOU ON HERE.

YOU GUYS ARE BROTHERS, RIGHT.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: OKAY, WIN BUTLER, WILL BUTLER, RHETT BUTLER S THERE ANOTHER ONE.

>> AN UNCLE.

>> Stephen: I LOVE THE NAME WIN, IT'S SO STRONG.

LIKE NAMING YOUR KID CHAMP.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: NOW WILL SAY LITTLE WEAKER.

>> YEAH, YOU HAVE TO HAVE 9 WILL TO WIN THOUGH.

>> Stephen: THAT'S TRUE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: YOU'RE THE OLDER BROTHER, I'M GUESSING.

ALL RIGHT, NOW GUYS THE BAND IS CALLED THE REFLEKTORS.

AND YOU GUYS ARE CANADIAN BAND, RIGHT.

>> YEAH, MONTREAL.

>> Stephen: I ONLY KNOW TWO CANADIAN BAND, BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE.

>> BTO AND ARCADE FIRE, THOSE ARE THE ONLY TWO BANDS I KNOW.

WHICH ONE ARE YOU MORE LIKE, WHICH ARE THE REFLEKTORS MORE LIKE.

>> I LOVE TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS.

>> AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET-- BABY ♪ ♪.

>> SO A LITTLE LIKE THAT.

>> I LIKE THE CHORUS, THE VERSE KIND OF BEFORING BUT I LIKE THE CHORUS, YEAH.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: I'M GLAD ARE YOU NOT LIKE ARCADE FIRE THOUGH, THOSE GUYS-- THEY'RE KIND OF

PRETENTIOUS, DON'T YOU THINK, ARCADE FIRE.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: NOW THE ALBUM IS CALLED REFLECTORS.

>> RIGHT.

>> Stephen: AND YOU ARE THE REFLEKTORS.

OKAYnd YOU HAVE A SONG CALLED REFLECTER.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: WAS'S THE DEAL WITH REFLECTIONER, ARE YOU BEING ANTI-REFLEKTOR BECAUSE

I LOVE REFLECTION.

>> YEAH.

WE'RE SPEAKING PORE ABOUT REFLECTORS THAN REFLECTION.

>> Stephen: LIKE A BIKE REFLECTOR?

>> YEAH.

IT'S A REAL SAFETY MESSAGE, SAFETY FIRST.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S GOOD.

KIDS, LISTEN TO THEM, GET ONE ON YOUR HELMET.

>> YEAH, PUT ONE ON YOUR HELMET, IT'S COOL.

>> Stephen: THE NEW ALBUM IS REALLY DANCY.

WHAT DOW LIKE MORE, WHAT DOW LIKE MORE, GETTING PEOPLE TO SORT OF LISTEN YOUR LYRICS

AND THINK ABOUT THE MESSAGE OF LIKE ISOLATION IN THE MODERN WORLD OR GETTING THEM

ON THE DANCE FLOOR TO SHAKE THAT ASS?

WHICH ONE DOW LIKE MORE?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> I MEAN, I GUESS IDEALLY WITH YOU WOULD BE SHAKING YOUR ASS WITH A LITTLE TEAR

IN THE EYE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: NOW THERE ARE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE IN THE GROUP HERE, THERE'S YOU GUYS AND

HOW MANY MORE.

>> WE'RE WHAT A TEN PIECE.

>> TEN PIECE.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

DO YOU KNOW EVERYONE'S NAME IN THE GROUP?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: MOST OF THE TIME, YOU EVER LIKE LOOK OVER THERE, HEY, CHIEF.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: WAS'S GOING ON, BIG GUY.

>> PEOPLE DO THAT TO US, YOU, ONE OF THE BUTLERS.

WIN, NOT WIN, BUT-- .

>> Stephen: IT HELPS BECAUSE WILL IS IN THE BAND AND WE HAVE A PERCUSSIONIST NAMED T

WILL WHICH IS LITTLE WILL, BIG WILL AND LITTLE WILL, EASY.

>> Stephen: DID YOU RECORD ANY OF THIS IN HAITI.

>> WE SPENT A LOT.

OUR FIRST SHOW AS THE REFLECTORS IS IN PORT-AU-PRINCE AND THE CENTRAL PLATTEAU IN HAITI

AND GOING PLAY MUSIC IN HAITI WAS REALLY TRANSFORM DIFFICULT, KIND OF MADE US WANT TO MAKE THIS RECORD.

>> Stephen: YOUR WIFE IS FROM HAITI.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: HOW IS HAITI DOING RIGHT NOW?

>> IT'S-- THERE'S A LOT OF GREAT THINGS HAPPENING.

PORT-AU-PRINCE IS PROBABLY ANOTHER 50 YEARS BEFORE IT'S REALLY BACK, I HONESTLY

THINK IT'S 50 YEARS BEFORE IT IS BACK TO WHERE IT WAS.

BUT A LOT OF THE REST OF THE COUNTRY HAS REALLY BEEN BOUNCING BACK AND WE WERE THERE FOR CARNIVAL A COUPLE

YEARS AGO.

WHICH IS MIND BLOWING.

AND IT'S SUPERSAFE AND ANYONE COULD KIND OF GO AND IT'S ONE OF THE BEST CARNIVALS IN THE WORLD, IN

THE SOUTH.

>> Stephen: YOU ARE KIND OF DOING A LITTLE TRAVEL AGENT WORK NOW FOR HAITI.

>> TRAVEL TO HAITI.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: YOU GUYS SUPPORT ANY CHARITIES DOWN THERE.

>> WE DO A LOT WITH PARTNERS IN HEALTH.

PAUL FARMER HAS BEEN WORKING THERE FOR 30 YEARS AND THEY'RE INCREDIBLE ORGANIZATION.

REAL HEROES OF OURS.

(APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: ACTUALLY, YOU AND PAUL HAVE A PHYSICAL RESEMBLANCEMENT YOU GUYS

COULD BE REFLEKTORS OF EACH OTHER.

HE KIND OF LOOKS LIKE YOU A LITTLE BIT, JUST PHYSICALLY.

>> Stephen: WOW.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: WOW.

>> HE'S A WAY BETTER PERSON BUT YOU GUYS-- .

>> Stephen: REALLY?

YOU DON'T KNOW ME.

(APPLAUSE)

>> YOU'RE SO MUCH TALLER THAN JON STEWART.

>> Stephen: I AM, I AM.

YES, I AM, THANK YOU FOR NOTICING.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: STICK AROUND.

WIN AND WILL, WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH A PERFORMANCE BY THE REFLEKTORS.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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