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...
Adam Pfleider on 02/22/12 - 01:41 PM
fun.'s new album, Some Nights, is expected to sell 50-60k in the first week.
Joe DeAndrea on 02/22/12 - 01:01 PM
Check out fun. performing "We Are Young" on Conan last night -- in the replies.

Submitted by Kurt Retenauer
Jason Tate on 02/22/12 - 11:48 AM
It's fun. day around the website. Check out a video for "Some Nights (Intro)" right here.
From the Article“But one of the most important moments in the studio was when we put on ‘Eyes Wide Shut,’” Dost said, turning to the subject at hand and this video they shot with director Poppy de Villeneuve. “It kind of froze the moment… we wanted to capture the feeling of that film, and also the scene in ‘The Shining’ when Jack Nicholson talks to the ghostly bartender. Basically we wondered what it would be like if Stanley Kubrick made a music video for the intro to our album. Fortunately Poppy was able to bring those ideas to life in a way we really love.”
Jason Tate on 02/21/12 - 01:01 PM
A track by track commentary from fun. can be heard on Spotify.
Jason Tate on 02/21/12 - 12:10 PM
fun.'s new album is up on iTunes. Let's see how this guy does on the charts.

Update: Currently the number one album on iTunes. #11 on Amazon.
Jason Tate on 02/20/12 - 11:00 PM
fun. did a session with IheartRadio. Check the replies for the videos.

Submitted by OldSchoolReason
Jason Tate on 02/20/12 - 12:26 PM
fun. are MTV's PUSH "Artist of the Week" - which includes an interview with the band, along with live acoustic performances of "Walking the Dog," "Carry On," and "We Are Young."

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Jason Tate on 02/20/12 - 11:59 AM
Fun. will be on Conan on February 21st.

Submitted by LikeAnts
Jason Tate on 02/17/12 - 11:23 AM
fun.'s "We Are Young" has entered the Top 3 in Billboard's Hot 100 charts this week.

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Jason Tate on 02/16/12 - 12:30 PM
If you don't have it yet: fun.'s Aim and Ignite is now up on Noisetrade.

Submitted by bobsheiskawy
Jason Tate on 02/16/12 - 10:01 AM
fun.'s new album has been getting a lot of discussion over the past 24 hours on this site. As I've browsed around the net, I've seen similar comments here that also showed up on Facebook and Last.fm, all in relation to the band's use of "autotune" on the album. Now, the discussion around whether you thought the band's artistic decision to use the tool was successful or not is a different topic (one worth having here, if interested). What I want to focus on, for a moment, is the difference between autotune and a vocoder. Like many, I've spent a good time just using the phrase "autotune" anytime I hear an electronic vocal. It's the go-to response because it's the phrase most commonly...
Jason Tate on 02/14/12 - 02:28 PM
fun.'s new album will be unveiled to the world today, having made it to "stream day" without leaking. That's quite an accomplishment in this day and age. When the album goes up for stream we'll post about it on the homepage for a full discussion and lovefest, but in the meantime - the album thread is a really great place to hang out with fun. fans anticipating the new album. Just thought I'd toss up a quick article to point fans that way.

: Some songs are going up now.

Update #2: It's up. Go in with an open mind ... and enjoy!
Jason Tate on 02/13/12 - 09:46 AM
And now for some uplifting news: "We Are Young" by Fun. is the #1 song on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 02/08/12 - 10:40 AM
After its inclusion in Chevy's Super Bowl ad, fun.'s "We Are Young" has surged into the top 10 on both iTunes and Amazon.

Submitted by neo506
Jason Tate on 02/06/12 - 11:51 AM
fun.'s new song "We Are Young" will be used in Chevy’s new Sonic ad, which will air during the Super Bowl. It's in the replies if you want to take a look.
Jason Tate on 02/01/12 - 05:04 PM
90 second clips of the new fun. album are up on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 01/31/12 - 10:20 AM
You can hear the new fun. song "Carry On" in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/24/12 - 10:09 AM
Today we've got an exclusive peak behind the scenes with fun. as they record their new song "All Alright." Check the replies for the video. We're now a little less than a month away from the new album release - the excitement is definitely building.
Jason Tate on 01/23/12 - 09:46 AM
You can check out a behind-the-scenes look into fun.'s new music video for "We Are Young" in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 01/10/12 - 06:11 PM
Check out fun.'s music video for "We Are Young" here.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/01/12 - 11:05 PM
Fun. have posted up pre-order bundles for their new album.
Jason Tate on 12/21/11 - 12:49 AM
The new fun. song "One Foot" can be heard here.
Jason Tate on 12/12/11 - 11:27 AM
Fun. have announced their spring tour dates, they are in the replies.

Submitted by SnowPatroler
Jason Tate on 12/09/11 - 01:35 PM
Catch Fun. performing "We Are Young'" and "Carry On" on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly this Thursday, December 8th at 1:35am.
Jason Tate on 12/06/11 - 12:45 PM
fun. will release Some Nights on February 21st. The album art can be found in the replies.

Track Listing
1. Some Nights Intro
2. Some Nights
3. We Are Young
4. Carry On
5. It Gets Better
6. Why Am I The One
7. All Alone
8. All Alright
9. One Foot
10. Stars
11. Out on the Town (Bonus Song)
Jason Tate on 12/05/11 - 11:52 AM
You can check out a video interview with fun., as well as some live acoustic performances, in the replies.
Jason Tate on 11/30/11 - 12:17 PM
Head to the replies to watch fun. performing the title track to Some Nights live in NYC.
Blake Solomon on 11/10/11 - 08:47 AM
fun.'s new album is called Some Nights and arrives on February 21, 2012. An acoustic performance of "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monáe can be found here.

Submitted by neo506
Jason Tate on 11/07/11 - 11:47 AM
You can check out an acoustic performance of a new fun. song called "It Gets Better" in the replies. The recording comes from their Campus Consciousness tour, where they said the new album is complete - but they're not yet sure when it will hit stores.
Jason Tate on 10/03/11 - 04:44 PM
fun. will be doing free acoustic performances each day on the Campus Consciousness Tour. Visit the tour's website to find out when they'll be performing at a school near you.
Jeremy Aaron on 09/27/11 - 02:15 PM
You can stream fun.'s new single "We Are Young (ft. Janelle Monae)" over at their Facebook page.
Drew Beringer on 09/19/11 - 04:04 PM
fun. will be releasing their new single "We Are Young" on Tuesday.
Drew Beringer on 09/14/11 - 02:45 PM
While I'm bummed we won't get a new album until next year, we finally have an update from fun. The band will be working with producer Jeff Bhasker, who is responsible for "Lift Off" from Watch The Throne. Check out the full video update here.
Jason Tate on 09/07/11 - 04:36 PM
fun. have almost finished recording their new album. You can see videos of new live songs in the replies.

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Matthew Tsai on 08/12/11 - 11:08 AM
fun. have been added to the first day of Fueled By Ramen's 15th anniversary concert at the Terminal 5 in New York. They will be joining Paramore and The Swellers.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/18/11 - 10:24 AM
Last night in Pittsburgh, Nate Ruess of fun. stated that the band would release their new album in a few months.

Submitted by bobsheiskawy
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/04/11 - 07:10 AM
At a recent fun. show, Nate Ruess said that he expected the band's new album to be released in late August. They also played two new songs, which can be seen in the replies.

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Matthew Tsai on 05/02/11 - 10:55 AM
On fun.'s Myspace you can now hear a B-side titled "Stitch Me Up."

Submitted by Zummy
Matthew Tsai on 12/25/10 - 06:12 PM
Listen to fun.'s cover of Queen's "Radio Gaga" here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/20/10 - 04:24 PM
Head here to read a new interview with Andrew Dost of fun.

Submitted by Mr Hox182
Matthew Tsai on 12/18/10 - 05:47 PM
Fun's "Believe in Me" is free on amazon. You can also check out a new interview with Nate here.

Submitted by Smash Adams and ChaplainTappman
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/29/10 - 11:13 PM
Andrew Dost of fun. is working with Andy Hull on the final Right Away, Great Captain! album.

Submitted by letdownagain
Matthew Tsai on 10/15/10 - 10:45 PM
Before playing a new song last night, fun. announced that, after their current tour, they will be making a new record.

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Blake Solomon on 10/08/10 - 10:30 AM
Check out fun. playing a new song, tentatively titled "What The Fuck," in the replies.

Submitted by Kurt Retenauer
Blake Solomon on 10/04/10 - 02:05 PM
Head to the replies to see some behind the scene footage of Fun. shooting their video for "Walking The Dog."
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/20/10 - 12:52 PM
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