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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