OK Go have had a huge year. Since January they have released groundbreaking music videos, split from giant label EMI, started their own indie label, and made time to meet The Muppets backstage at The Webby Awards.
Frontman Damian Kulash, in the midst of a short European tour, is discussing their legacy of hit YouTube videos and their recent run-in with Animal and Floyd of Dr Teeth.
“I just love The Muppets,” he says. “There’s nothing cynical about it, there’s nothing pat and pandering about it. There’s a sophisticated intelligence to the humour of the whole thing but it’s so universal and so fun. It started what I hope will be a long and lovely relationship. (Floyd and Animal) were both on this awards show and they were like ‘Let’s do something funny together.’”
The product was Danimal Vs Animal, a short video on the band’s site starring OK Go drummer Dan Konopka in the midst of a tense staring competition with Muppets drummer Animal, cheered on by Dr Teeth singer Sgt Floyd Pepper and watched by celebrity onlookers including Zach Galifianakis.