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WATCH: Fun. At The Inauguration Ball

Even though the United States is still reeling from the shocking revelation regarding Beyonce’s lip-synced rendition of the national anthem (Syncer-gate? The Beyonce Affair?) we think that it’s time for the healing to begin. Which is why you should check out these videos of fun. playing at the Inaugural Ball.

Yes, believe it or not, some of the musical performances that took place during the inauguration ceremonies weren’t total fiascos.

Check out clips of fun. performing “We Are Young” after the jump. 


Fun. Are Not Amused By “We Are Young” Parodies

A new interview with fun. has revealed at least one member of the pop trio fails to see the humor in the recent rash of “We Are Young” parodies circling the net.

Speaking with MTV, vocalist Nate Reuss was questioned as to whether or not he had witnessed any of the viral clips floating around the web. His response:

“I get an e-mail about every other day being like, ‘You’ve gotta see this parody.’ [And] I’m not going to go Coolio on the situation and say I’m not into parodies, but I’m going to say, chances are, it’s not

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Rocky Loves Emily Go Acoustic, Cover “We Are Young”

Michigan’s Rocky Loves Emily have released an acoustic cover video of “We Are Young.”

Yes, the song you cannot escape is now even more everywhere with a self-shot video from the Tooth And Nail pop rock act. From the looks of things, the group recorded the performance on the fly while sitting in their van, which somehow helps their talent stand out more. Click past the jumpt to view the performance.

Rocky Loves Emily released their full length debut, Secrets Don’t Make Friends, last week through Tooth and Nail Records. If you have yet to purchase a copy, click


WATCH: Fun. Perform “We Are Young” On Conan

Capping off a successful release day, fun. took their antics to Conan last night for a performance of their latest single.

Introduced by a mustache-wearing Conan O’Brien, fun. performed “We Are Young” on the comedian’s late night show with passion. Even if the song itself does not necessarily evoke a ton of energy, watching these three definitely does. Click past the jump to view their televised performance of “We Are Young.”

Some Nights is in stores right now. Literally, right this second, you can click here and purchase a copy of Some Nights. What are you waiting for? There …

Review: Fun. - Some Nights

REVIEW: Fun. – Some Nights

Artist: Fun.
Album: Some Nights
Genre: Pop/Indie

Some bands are so unique, so distinct, that no amount of effort could ever be put forth to replicate the sound that has been captured by those artists. Fun. is absolutely one of those bands. Unequaled and rare, this trio of seasoned musicians has expertly blended their sounds, yet again, for an insurmountable collection of songs that is destined for repeated play.

Freelance writer, AltPress columnist, and publicist for Other People Records.


Fun. Perform Acoustic For MTV

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.


fun. Release Free Download For “We Are Young” Music Video

fun. is giving away a free download for their “We Are Young” music video, which features Janelle Monáe. Fans can get their hands on the free download here. The band’s new album, Some Nights, hits stores on February 21 through Fueled By Ramen.

Check out the video for “We Are Young” below after the jump and let UTG know what you think! 


Fun. Post Video Teaching Fans How To Play “We Are Young”

Andrew Dost, keyboardist of fun. has posted a video teaching fans how to play the piano part of their new single “We Are Young.” The song is the first single off the band’s upcoming album, Some Nights, which is available on February 21st. The album is available for pre-order here.

The band will also be touring in support of the new album starting on February 29th. If you want to attend the tour, you can check out the dates here.

Check out the video lesson after the link. Will you learn how to play this song?


MUSIC VIDEO: fun. ft. Janelle Monáe – We Are Young

Fueled By Ramen’s own fun. have unleashed their brand new music video for the single “We Are Young” that can be viewed right here on UTG! The video shows a well-dressed group performing in front of an audience, while experiencing some difficulties along the way. This is a pretty cool concept for them, we should mention.

fun.’s first real tour outing of 2012 will take them across the US, this March, in support of their upcoming Sophomore effort Some Nights. Pick up the album in pre-orders now or when it drops officially on February 21. The full list of …


Fun. Announce 2012 Tour, Reveal Routing

Pop rockers fun. have announced plans for their first headlining run of 2012 and UTG has all the details.

Launching in late-February, fun.’s first real outing in 2012 will take them across the country in support of their Sophomore effort Some Nights. The full list of tour dates, as well as link to presales, can be found by clicking past the jump.

Given the success of “We Are Young” and their continued presence in mainstream media as of late (anyone catch Glee last night?), 2012 seems poised to take fun. to all new heights. We could not be more …

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STREAM: Glee Covers fun.’s “We Are Young”

You know you have reached the highest echelon of pop adoration when Glee covers your latest single. For fun., that day is today.

On tonight’s episode of the Fox series, members of the Glee cast will perform a vocal-choir-tastic rendition of fun.’s “We Are Young.” Those who cannot wait or simply do not wish to watch the entire show can stream the performance after the jump.

Fun have been hard at work in 2011, but it looks like 2012 will be an entirely different monster altogether. We are predicting global takeover, but what about you? Comment below and let us …


Fun. Perform “We Are Young” Acoustic

Fun. recently appeared at X1039’s Sanderson Ford Studio X in Uranus Recordings in Tempe, AZ.

The band performed multiple songs acoustically and one of them was their new single, “We Are Young.” The song will appear on the band’s new album, Some Nights, which is scheduled to come out on Februrary 21, 2012.

What do you think of the acoustic performance? Check it out after the jump.