Monday, April 6, 2009

SONG: Finally some fun!

You may remember way back in August that the now-disbanded Format's Nate Ruess started a new act with some friends, called it 'fun.', and recorded a pretty amazing little number in their garage. Since then we haven't heard too much from Nate & company. Until today.

Nate says, in an email:

"Yeah, I know... "it's about time"... but really... it took forever to make this record... and I honestly couldn't be more proud of the job that Andrew, Jack, and I did... this is most certainly the best record I've ever been a part of... and i hope when it's released this summer that you guys will still be around to listen and enjoy."

Considering how much I still adore Dog Problems, this is great news indeed. Nate goes on to say that the record, apparently called Aim & Ignite, is completely done - artwork and all - and they're hitting the road at the end of the month. Yup. I'm giddy. Giddy is definitely the word for what I am.

They're coming to SLC on May 13th with Manchester Orchestra - so be sure not to miss that date. And go HERE to sign up for fun.'s mailing list - there should be some more good news coming soon!

fun. - At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used to Be)
from the album Aim & Ignite (due this summer)

And here's that fantastic demo from last August:

fun. - Benson Hedges (demo)


Logg said...

My heart did a little somersault when I read that email.
I love how we were both writing a blog post about this at the same time. I was too slow....

Anonymous said...

Anyone know who the female vocalist is?

Kristen said...

Awesome. I was really bummed when Format broke up, but this will surely help fill the void. Are those steel drums in the first song? Genius!