Stream: Fun.
  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012

  • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

We're inordinately excited for the next LP from Fun.. Lead singer Nate Ruess has penned some of our favorite pop-rock from the last decide (in The Format with 2003's Interventions + Lullabies, and 2006's Dog Problems), and guitarist Jack Antonoff adds some nice guitar prowess (fresh from his band, Steel Train). Fun. is consistently pegged as just that (fun!)-- giddy vocals mixed with big, swooping progressions and awesome instrumentation, putting the theatricality of bands like Queen back in pseudo-mainstream pop rock. Their latest track from the forthcoming Some Nights, "Carry On," explores bigger, bolder studio sounds without the use of too many auxiliary instruments. And like debut single "We Are Young," it's got a few large, sing-along moments worthy of Ruess's melody-making prowess.



Some Nights is out 2/21 (not soon enough). The "We Are Young" single is out today with B-side "One Foot." Grab it here.

Check out the band on a tour near you.

01/28/2012 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ 104.5 WINTER JAM
02/29/2012 - BURLINGTON, VT @ HIGHER GROUND
03/01/2012 - PAWTUCKET, RI @ THE MET CAFE
03/02/2012 - TOWSON, MD @ THE RECHER THEATRE
03/03/2012 - CARRBORO, NC @ CATS CRADLE
03/07/2012 - ST. PETERSBURG, FL @ STATE THEATRE
03/08/2012 - ORLANDO, FL @ BEACHAM THEATRE
03/09/2012 - ATLANTA, GA @ CENTER STAGE
03/10/2012 - BIRMINGHAM, AL @ WORKPLAY THEATRE
03/11/2012 - LITTLE ROCK, AR @ JUANITA'S CANTINA BALLROOM
03/20/2012 - HOUSTON, TX @ WAREHOUSE LIVE STUDIO
03/21/2012 - DALLAS, TX @ HOUSE OF BLUES
03/23/2012 - TUCSON, AZ @ RIALTO THEATRE
03/24/2012 - POMONA, CA @ THE GLASS HOUSE
?03/28/2012 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ THE INDEPENDENT
?03/29/2012 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ BOTTOM OF THE HILL
03/31/2012 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ IN THE VENUE
04/03/2012 - FORT COLLINS, CO @ AGGIE THEATRE
?04/05/2012 - DENVER, CO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER
?04/06/2012 - BOULDER, CO @ FOX THEATRE & CAFE
04/09/2012 - IOWA CITY, IA @ THE BLUE MOOSE TAP HOUSE
?04/10/2012 - OMAHA, NE @ THE SLOWDOWN
04/11/2012 - MADISON, WI @ THE MAJESTIC THEATRE
?04/13/2012 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ THE VARSITY THEATER
04/14/2012 - CHICAGO, IL @ VIC THEATRE
04/15/2012 - DETROIT, MI @ ST. ANDREWS HALL
04/18/2012 - GRAND RAPIDS, MI - @ THE INTERSECTION
04/19/2012 - COLUMBUS, OH - NEWPORT MUSIC HALL
04/20/2012 - ROCHESTER, NY @ WATER STREET MUSIC HALL
04/21/2012 - BOSTON, MA @ HOUSE OF BLUES
?04/25/2012 - TORONTO, ON @ THE MOD CLUB THEATRE
04/26/2012 - MONTREAL, QC @ CABARET DU MILE END
?04/27/2012 - CLIFTON PARK, NY @ NORTHERN LIGHTS
04/28/2012 - PHILADELPHIA, PA @ THEATRE OF THE LIVING ARTS
05/04/2012 - WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 CLUB
?05/05/2012 - CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA @ JEFFERSON THEATER

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