Grouplove singer Hannah Hooper may have been battling laryngitis by the second weekend of Coachella, but the band's festival experience was triumphant nonetheless. "Aside from losing our voices, I'd say the second weekend of Coachella was amazing," noted drummer Ryan Rabin backstage at Rolling Stone's Rock Room party. The pop-rockers, who are about to embark on a national tour in support of their 2011 album Never Trust a Happy Song, were also enthusiastic about Bloom, the documentary about their 2011 SXSW experience that recently aired on IFC. "I also really liked that particular documentary because [director Jordan Bahat] ended up unexpectedly getting this perspective of some of our earliest fans that came out to one of our first tours in Texas," explained Rabin. "These two kids actually fell in love over bonding with the music. He made her a mixtape – that age-old story."
Interview by Stacey Anderson, video by Eric Helton