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fun. Says Grammy Nominations Make Them Feel Like They Belong

December 7, 2012 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

fun. spoke with Billboard about their earning six Grammy nominations on Wednesday night and more. Check out the highlights:

On the significance of the nominations: “You grow up watching the Grammys — it’s the ultimate benchmark for a musician to even be nominated. So we’re very, very thrilled. [Wednesday] night, we felt like we finally belonged in this world, on this planet, and it felt very good.”

On being surprised by their showing in the nominations: “We’re aware that ‘We Are Young’ had a very big year, but I don’t think you can prepare yourself for that sort of thing, especially with album [of the year] and best new artist. The best new artist category was just so inspiring to even hear those names read off. It’s very exciting to be in that kind of company.”

On how they celebrated: “[We] booted everybody out of the room except for the three of us [and reflected on the moment]. We had a couple drinks. We went to this place that served tater tots and little fried donut things, and Nate had a peanut butter, bacon and banana sandwich. And that was our night.”

On when new music might come: “The mindset is now in a nebulous area, because we want to start focusing our energies toward a new album, but at the same time, we’re still so thoroughly wrapped up in ‘Some Nights.’ We’re always talking about what the next album could sound like — we never really stop with that sort of thing — but we won’t really get serious about that probably until next summer, or something. In the meantime, we’re mostly focused on the tour, and putting everything we have into playing these songs.”

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