2012 has been a year filled with reunions and anniversary tours. From New Found Glory’s run celebrating Sticks & Stones, to Taking Back Sunday’s nearly sold-out Tell All Your Friends dates this fall, it’s clear that nostalgia is big business for the modern alternative scene, and today we’re looking ahead to the future. 2013 is right around the corner, which means a whole new slew of seminal records will be hitting the decade mark. We debated as a staff for hours over which albums from 2003 mean the most, and now are beyond excited to share with you our …
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Following yesterday’s release of UTG TV’s “All Alright” clip, our camera crew returns with another gorgeous video of Fun. performing acoustic in Austin, Texas.
Captured on March 14 during Waterloo Records’ 30th Anniversary celebration, Fun. poke fun at popstar Justin Bieber before launching into a terrific rendition of their Some Nights track “Why Am I The One.” It’s so good I need not ramble on, so click past the jump and fall in love with Fun. all over again.
Some Nights is available now wherever music is sold. If you don’t add it to your collection in the near future, …
The UTG Live crew is still recovering from a week in Texas at SXSW, but emerged from their post-show hibernation long enough to grace us with a fantastic video feature.
Captured on Wednesday, March 14 at the Waterloo Records’ 30th Anniversary day party (day 1), UTG TV is proud to present an HD recording of Fun. performing “All Alright” acoustic. The performance served as the group’s encore performance, which occured in the middle of the afternoon during a showcase the group was not even headlining (the power of the fan is one to never underestimate). You can view the performance …
Fun. have partnered with MTV to ensure no one forgets their Sophomore album, Some Nights, hits stores today.
First appearing on MTV’s websites, three new acoustic performances from Fun. have been made available online. Including “We Are Young,” “Carry Me Home,” and “Walking The Dog,” this is one set of performances not to miss. Click past the jump to watch fun. perform.
As we mentioned at the top of this post, Some Nights is available everywhere starting today. We will have a review on UTG later, but until then, click “read more” and enjoy Nate Reuss’ smooth vocals.
It appears that The Format will be reuniting on the Panic! At The Disco US tour. A few days ago, Nate Ruess tweeted on fun.’s Twitter saying on the upcoming tour with P!ATD, he would be performing acoustic and would feature “very special guests.”
Sam Means, former member of The Format, tweeted that he would be learning 8 new songs he’d never played before, and that’d he’d be relearning a few old songs. At the end of the tweet, he stated “fun.”
This could possibly mean a few The Format could be played on this tour.
Album: Aim & Ignite
If you’ve had your ears open to the scene for the last six months, you’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of Fun.’s debut album, Aim And Ignite. However, if you’ve been in the dark, Fun. is the collaborative project of Nate Ruess (former lead singer of the now deceased The Format), Andrew Dost (ex-Anathallo), and Jack Antonoff (of Steel Train). After their co-headlining spring/early summer tour with Manchester Orchestra, I’ve been one of the legions of people who have anxiously awaited each song as the group slowly releases their …
First Impressions is a segment where we let you into our early thoughts on a highly anticipated album, This week, we have our early views on Fun’s Aim and Ignite. It drops August 25th, 2009.
I know it’s over 2 months away, but I couldn’t help writing about this amazing record already. Now, personally, I was never too into The Format, but as soon as I head “At Least I’m Not As Sad..” from Fun [ex Format's lead vocalist's new band], I knew I was hearing something special. I furious began writing every industry person I thought could put …
from the press release:
Nettwerk Music Group is proud to announce the release of AIM AND IGNITE, the
highly anticipated debut from fun., out August 25th. AIM AND IGNITE was produced by Redd Kross’ Steven McDonald and is a stunning array of diverse inspirations from three extraordinary musicians-former front man of The Format Nate Ruess, ex-Anathallo multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost and Steel Train’s Jack Antonoff. When combined, they create an irresistible album that rethinks classic 70s pop, where ornate arrangements and inspired orchestrations meet present-day rock ‘n’ roll. The band recently joined Manchester Orchestra for a 34-date North American tour …
NEW OBSESSION ALERT: FUN has arrived!
FUN, the exciting new project from Nate Ruess, formerly of The Format, ex-Anathallo multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost and Steel Train‘s Jack Antonoff, will embark on a 34-date tour with Manchester Orchestra beginning April 21st in Nashville, TN. Melding a stunning array of diverse inspirations that are vibrant and alive, these three extraordinarily talented musicians have crafted an irresistible debut that rethinks classic 70s pop, where ornate arrangements and inspired orchestrations meet present-day rock ‘n’ roll. This highly anticipated ingenious debut will be released this coming August via Nettwerk Records.
Due to the …