fun. Comment On Winning Best New Artist As 12-Year Veterans

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 21, 2013

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fun. won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2012, but each member of the band has been making known music for around 12 or so years. The band commented on that and the rest of their Grammy experience in a recent interview. Check the full interview on AbsolutePunk or snippets below by clicking “Read More.” 

I loved how Nate joked about how you’ve been doing this for 12 years, so you’re not a new artist but actually pretty old.

Yeah, I think that’s been lost on a lot of people who are just finding out about us now.

Outside of winning the awards, was there anything in particular that was a highlight for you?

Just being there with people like Jack White and Dave Grohl, just to be around those people that inspired us to make music in the first place. That’s really surreal stuff for us, to even be in the same room or in the same category.

What was it like playing with the rain coming down?

It was terrifying, actually. We had to practice it three times leading up to the performance because there was a lot of technical stuff to get right. The way we did it without killing ourselves was everything was on battery packs, but it was really nerve-wracking and tough because everyone was terrified of getting electrocuted. When we actually did it during the show, there was a lot of back and forth with a lot of people working on it. People weren’t sure if we were even going to be able to pull it off, so it was a really crazy element added to something that was already really intense and really stressful. We’re really happy that it worked out, but it could have been a disaster.

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