Adam seems to be having a blast down at SXSW so far. I've heard he's already gone through all of the stickers I sent him. Umm, shit. Well, he's checking out fun. right now and just sent in this video of them playing "Carry On." Nate sounds so spot on, I'm bummed it's cut short.
In other, totally relevant, news: Lueda's officially in the USA and on her way down to Austin. Make sure you've RSVP'd so you can hear her DJ at our party Friday night.
Fun. debuted at #2 on Billboard’s "Top Current Albums" chart and at #3 on the Billboard 200. Some Nights also topped Billboard's "Vinyl Albums" chart. Furthermore, "We Are Young" has claimed #1 on Billboard’s "Digital Songs" chart, #6 on Billboard’s "Hot 100" chart, and is #3 at Alternative Rock radio with over 1 million single sales to date.
fun.sold over 69,000 copies of their new record, Some Nights in its first week of release. That was good enough to land them at #3 behind Adele and Whitney Houston. Congrats to the guys for their much deserved recognition!
Yesterday we posted about fun. doing an audio commentary on all the tracks from their new album for Spotify. A bunch of non-US readers wanted to know if they could hear it too, and with that, someone posted it up for download.
When our parents were growing up, "pop" music was the norm. For the most part, it was really good too. Besides the obvious Beatles and Beach Boys catalogs, there were also bands like The Kinks and The Zombies making great strides in keeping that three letter term more refreshing than the processed and stale state some of us see it as today. I remember buying The Format's Dog Problems and remembering how it pulled me out of the general radio gutter. I might be connecting the dots too much seeing how frontman Nate Ruess is the only line between his former band and fun., but Some Nights is one of the best tastes of the genre I've heard in some time (no pun intended). Like most of what Ruess...