The Lumineers

  • Aired:  07/29/13
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The Lumineers talk about moving to Denver and screaming "Ho Hey" at loud audience members. (4:22)

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT ARE AN INDY

FOLK BAND BEST KNOWN FOR THEIR

SONG HO, HEY.

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH A SONG

BY ELLIOTT SPITZER, HEY, HO.

PLEASE WELCOME TO LUMINEERS.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

NICE TO SEE YOU.

HERE WE GO.

WE HAVE WESLEY SHULTZ.

WE HAVE NEYLA PEKAREK AND

JONATHAN FRAITES.

>> CLOSE, JEREMIAH FRAITES

Stephen: HOW CAN YOU FORGET A

NAME LIKE THAT?

YOU SOUND LIKE THE MAIN

CHARACTER FROM A STEINBACH

NOVEL.

THE MAN WHO IS WALKING ALL THE

WAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO TELLS

THE WOMAN HE LOVES HER BUT HE

DIES OF CHOLERA.

YOU GUYS, YOU TWO ARE FROM NEW

JERSEY.

THAT TRUE?

>> YEAH

Stephen: WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

DISWROO DENVER

>> Stephen: YOU'RE THE ONE WHO

DREW THEM OUT TO DENVER BECAUSE

YOU GUYS WERE IN BROOKLYN AND

THEN YOU WENT TO DENVER FROM

BROOKLYN.

WAS THERE NOT ENOUGH POT IN

BROOKLYN?

YOU ACTUALLY HAD TO GO TO DENVER

WHERE IT'S LEGAL.

>> NOT SO MUCH FOR THE

VEGETATION SELECTION THERE.

IT WAS MORE ABOUT CHEAPER RENT

TO BE HONEST.

WE JUST WANTED ELIMINATE MORE

DISTRACTIONS

>> Stephen: BILLINGS MONTANA

EVEN CHEAPER THAN DENVER.

WHAT DREW YOU TO DENVER.

>> A COUPLE OF FRIENDS MOVING

INTO A HOUSE.

THEY HAD ENOUGH ROOM FOR US TO

HAVE A PRACTICE BASE AND LIVE

THERE.

IT WAS HALF THE AMOUNT I WAS

SPENDING IN BROOKLYN.

I THINK IT WAS BASICALLY A

FINANCIAL REASON TO MOVE.

JUST TO HAVE MORE TIME TO PLAY

THE MUSIC

>> Stephen: YOUR FIRST ALBUM

SOLD A MILLION COPIES, RIGHT?

>> I CAN MOVE BACK THERE NOW.

Stephen: WHY NOT?

I KNOW FOLK SINGER LANGUAGE.

>> YEAH.

I MEAN WE COULD.

I LIKE DENVER THOUGH.

>> Stephen: THERE'S NO REASON

NOT TO.

NO REASON NOT TO.

YOUR FAMILY MUST BE VERY HAPPY.

>> DEFINITELY.

WE'RE NEVER HOME ANYMORE.

NO, WE TRAVEL A LOT.

I THINK AS AMUSE I CANNIAN YOU

HAVE TO SPEND A LOT OF IT AWAY

FROM HOME.

>> THEY'RE PROBABLY UPSET WITH

IT.

IN THE MIDDLE OF A TOUR SHE GOT

OFFERED A TEACHING POSITION

>> Stephen: WHAT KIND OF

TEACHING.

>> I GOT MY DEGREE IN MUSIC

EDUCATION.

I GOT OFFERED TO BE A MIDDLE

SCHOOL BAND TEACHER.

>> Stephen: YOU SHOULD

DEFINITELY DO IT.

THOSE KIDS WILL BE SO... CAN YOU

IMAGINE?

OR AT LEAST SUBSTITUTE TEACH.

WOULDN'T THAT BE GREAT?

>> IT WAS A PERFECT JOB TO HAVE

WHILE WE TOURED.

I COULD WORK AS MANY DAYS AS I

WANTED IN THE SCHOOL YEAR.

>> WE HAD A LIVING ROOM FROM

MARCH TWO YEARS AGO.

>> Stephen: WHAT?

IN THE LIVING ROOM.

>> IS IS THAT RIGHT?

Stephen: OH, HERE.

YOU HAD A RESIDENCY IN SOMEONE'S

LIVING ROOM.

THAT'S SUPER FOLK OWE.

>> I GOT MY INTERNSHIP IN

SOMEONE'S BROOM CLOSET.

>> Stephen: WHY DO YOU STOMP AND

CLAP SO MUCH BECAUSE YOU DO.

YOU DO.

HEY.

IS THAT ALWAYS UNDER YOUR

CONTROL?

>> IT JUST COMES OUT OF ME.

WE USED TO PLAY LIVING ROOMS

LIKE WE WERE JUST ACTUAL LIVING

ROOMS.

>> Stephen: THAT WASN'T THAT FAR

OFF THE MARK.

>> YEAH.

THERE WAS NO MICROPHONES SO

BECAUSE OF THAT, YOU HAD TO MAKE

A LOT OF NOISE TO GET SOMEONE'S

ATTENTION SO THAT THEY WOULD

STOP...

>> Stephen: THEY KNEW YOU WERE

THERE, RIGHT?

GET THAT DUDE'S ATTENTION OVER

THERE.

>> WITH A SONG LIKE HO HEY IT'S

MORE MUSICAL.

IF YOU DROVE 14 HOURS FROM L.A.

UP TO PORTLAND AND YOU HAVE 35

MINUTES TO MAKE YOUR MARK AND

YOU'RE LOSING HUNDREDS OF

DOLLARS IN GAS AND SORT OF YOUR

LAST-DITCH EFFORT, WE WOULD GO

INTO THE AUDIENCE AND SET UP

TABLES AND WE WOULD SCREAM HO

HEY AT PEOPLE

>> Stephen: STOMPING YOUR FEET

WAS REALLY AS MUCH OF AS A

TANTRUM AS ANYTHING ELSE.

WOULD YOU STOMP AND CLAP FOR US.

>> SURE.

tephen: ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANKS FOR HAVING US.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> Stephen: WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

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