Denver Poster Reverb: Talk Talk: A new DeVotchKa vid (and album release date), FaceMan gets local, Fancy Tiger comes back strong

Reverb caught up with David Thomas Bailey from FaceMan in anticipation of their “First Waltz” this Friday at theBluebird Theater alongside the KnewPanalBop Skizzum and more in a star-studded night celebrating the strong Denver music scene. If we’re lucky, the guys will play musical chairs on stage with their instruments.

Why the name FaceMan?

The name FaceMan was chosen because originally the singer was anonymous. He would sit inside of this eight-foot face sculpture while videos were synced to each song in the eyes of the sculpture. We now have a metal face sculpture made by James Ronner. It is great…but heavy. FaceMan’s name is still unknown, although he now shows his face.

How did the recruiting/selection of Denver bands occur?

We are certainly, with this event, trying to foster a spirit of cooperation, not competition among Denver bands. The selection process was simple. We would basically play shows with other bands, if other acts were on the bill that we liked, we would ask them to be involved.