The Lumineers ? Hayley Young Photography
The Lumineers ? Hayley Young Photography

With the upcoming?55th?Annual?GRAMMY Awards, I thought you’d be interested in?The Dishmaster’s?exclusive interview with?The Lumineers, the chart-topping band who have been nominated for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album at this year’s awards. Feel free to share the quotes below, and click?HERE?to read?The Dishmaster’s?full interview with America’s favorite folk-rock sensation.

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On How They Chose Their Name
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Wesley Schultz:?”We stole it. We were playing at a place in Jersey City and they accidentally called us the name of a band performing the following week.”
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On Whether They Get Along
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Neyla?Peckarek: “There are few people I can travel with. I think that?s part of the reason why we are together?because we get along so well.”
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On Whether Romantic Relationships Are Possible On The Road
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Wesley: “It takes a lot of work. It puts stress because you?re gone. You have to be creative, but it?s not exactly the best breeding ground for a successful, long-term relationship.”

On The Meaning Behind Their Tune, ‘Gun Song’

 

Wesley: “My dad had passed away, and his socks were still in his drawer. I went in there to grab black socks, and I pulled out a gun. It made me think of all the things I didn?t know about him. That was the spark of the song.”

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