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Nate Ruess is debuting a little mini-movie for Grand Romantic on Apple Music.
Jason Tate on 08/17/15 - 11:49 AM
In an interview with Substream, Nate Ruess has stated that he was disappointed with his lyrics on fun.'s album Some Nights.
I’m proud of Some Nights, but there was stuff that I wanted to do differently. After spending a bunch of time on tour, you listen to other music and your tastes change a little bit, so I wanted to bring some of those things into my next album. For me, I was more disappointed with my lyrics on Some Nights, and wished I could go back and change certain things, so this time around I was very hyper-focused on my lyrics.
Craig Ismaili on 07/29/15 - 11:16 AM
Hit the replies to watch Nate Ruess' "Hal David Starlight Award" acceptance speech at the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Jason Tate on 07/20/15 - 11:11 AM
Nate Ruess performed "AhHa" on Seth Meyers. Video at the link.

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Jason Tate on 07/16/15 - 11:35 AM
Nate Ruess's Grand Romantic debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 02:15 PM
Nate Ruess has announced new fall tour dates.

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Jason Tate on 06/22/15 - 10:38 AM
The New York Daily News gave Nate Ruess' album zero stars and thinks his vocals could be used to torture people. Um.
But Lambert’s rich timbre and wry character make his grand arcs a joy to hear, while the screech and whine in Ruess’ voice could be adapted by CIA interrogators. Repeated exposure to its aching strain could make even the most hardened terrorist crack.
Jason Tate on 06/16/15 - 10:39 AM
Nate Ruess has done a track by track commentary of Grand Romantic with Rolling Stone.
We had finished the album, and we decided that we didn't need any interludes. It felt pretentious to do, and it already felt like adding too many tracks. I like to keep albums usually at 10 [songs], and we ended up with 12. Interludes would've brought it up to 14, and it would've felt a little too conceptual. We finished the album without the intro, and "AhHa" didn't feel like it set up the album properly. It was the very last day before we had to turn in the master, and we were up until 5 o'clock in the morning recording in my house and rearranging that intro. It was supposed to be turned in three...
Jason Tate on 06/12/15 - 10:12 AM
Nate Ruess's new video for "AhHa" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 11:08 AM
Nate Ruess' solo debut is streaming in the U.S. via Rolling Stone.
Ryan Dennehy on 06/09/15 - 08:05 AM
Nate Ruess wants you to know some of the songs he'll be playing on his solo tour. Hit the replies to see some of the songs.

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Blake Solomon on 05/26/15 - 09:35 AM
Nate Ruess will release his highly anticipated solo album, Grand Romantic, on June 16th via Fueled By Ramen. You can watch a behind the scenes video from the shoot for "Nothing Without Love" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/06/15 - 08:12 AM
Nate Ruess' "Nothing Without Love" has hit Top 40 at hot adult contemporary and alternative radio.
It commanded 462 spins during the March 1-7 tracking week.
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:37 AM
Lots of Nate Ruess news over the past few days -- that's what happens when a new act gets rolled out. Anyway, Nate Harold has been announced as Nate's bass player. Also, to try and combine multiple stories into one: According to a press release today, Nate's latest single "contains backing vocals from Swedish muse, Lykke Li, along with guitar riffs from iconic Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer."
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 06:17 PM
If you missed it this weekend, Nate Ruess' video for "Nothing Without Love" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 11:42 AM
Nate Ruess' new single is now on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 10:53 AM
Nate Ruess' new video has made its way to Tumblr a little early. What do you think?
Jason Tate on 02/21/15 - 08:25 PM
Another day, another teaser from Nate Ruess about his upcoming debut solo single "Nothing Without Love." There's a 15-second clip in the replies, and whereas the first clip featured Ruess' vocals on their own, this one is just instrumentals.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/20/15 - 11:06 AM
The instantly meme-worthy single cover for Nate Ruess' new song can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 01:28 PM
Hit the replies for a teaser from Nate Ruess for "Nothing Without Love."
Jason Tate on 02/18/15 - 11:30 AM
Andrew Dost of Fun. has remixed "Never Let Me Go" by Michael Bermudez. It's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/16/15 - 01:15 PM
Nate Ruess from Fun. talks with Rolling Stone. Album due in the Summer.
And based on the new songs he played for Rolling Stone, he's realized that ambition isn't a bad thing. His still-untitled solo album (tentatively due out this summer) is brimming both with stadium-sized anthems – "Nothing Without Love," which he says will be the first single, is a worthy successor to "We Are Young's" stomp and scope, and "Great Big Storm" follows the same ELO-illuminated path as Some Nights' "Why Am I the One" – and quiet ruminations like "Take It Back," a somber ballad punctuated by a guitar solo courtesy of Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.
Jason Tate on 02/06/15 - 11:21 AM
Fun. have posted an update about their future.
A lot of you have been asking us for an update on when to expect new music from fun. As you know, we like to give you guys news and updates when they are ready, but there has been a lot of recent chatter and we hear you and wanted to speak to you directly to explain a few things.
so here goes-
first and foremost to answer the question that has been raised most often: fun is not breaking up.
fun was founded by the 3 of us at a time when we were coming out of our own bands. one thing that has always been so special about fun is that we exist as 3 individuals in music who come together to do something collaborative. we make fun records when...
Jason Tate on 02/04/15 - 09:24 PM
AllAccessMusic reported that parts of an early edit of Nate Ruess' (fun., The Format) new single called "Nothing Without Love" premiered at the iHeart Music Summit this week. That specific line in the story has since been deleted.
Jason Tate on 01/23/15 - 08:04 PM
An artist agency recently tweeted out a congratulations to two of their actors for booking a job on the Nate Ruess music video. Some on Twitter are speculating it's for a solo album, but my first guess was the Brian Wilson collaboration.

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Jason Tate on 01/10/15 - 10:55 PM
Nate Ruess of Fun. did a four-song set with Brian Wilson on Friday night, including a song, "Saturday Night on Hollywood Boulevard," that will appear on Brian's upcoming album. He also sung "Hold On Dear Brother," "Darlin'," and "God Only Knows." The show will air on PBS next year but you can hit the replies for a stream.
Jason Tate on 12/15/14 - 02:33 PM
Nate Harold and Emily Moore of Fun. have started making music together -- they've posted some songs up on SoundCloud.
Jason Tate on 11/06/14 - 12:05 PM
Fun.'s Aim & Ignite turned five today and they're giving it away for free download the next five days on Noise Trade.

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Jason Tate on 08/25/14 - 04:09 PM
Fun. covered "Please Leave a Light On When You Go" for Beck's Song Reader. You can stream the song in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/30/14 - 11:39 AM
Fun.'s official performance of "Harsh Lights" has been uploaded on YouTube.

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Jason Tate on 07/02/14 - 11:22 AM
Fun. played a new song called "Harsh Lights" tonight on The Tonight Show. The first rip of the song has appeared online and a video of the performance can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/18/14 - 10:10 PM
fun. is performing a new song on Jimmy Fallon tonight.

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Jason Tate on 06/18/14 - 12:47 PM
Head to the replies to hear a RAC remix of Bleachers' song "I Wanna Get Better."

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Blake Solomon on 06/04/14 - 08:04 AM
fun. will be appearing on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on June 18th.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 10:04 AM
Fun.'s Record Store Day release, Point and Light, can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/18/14 - 11:52 AM
Fun. are getting back to work on a new album.
"It's weird to talk about this, but it is interesting when you look at a song like 'Some Nights.' I remember when writing it, the thought was, 'No one’s gonna understand this. This isn't gonna happen. And this is the last chance, and then I gotta go get a real job,'" he said. "The first song on this new album is like the opposite of that, lyrically. You know, 'You got what you wished for. What the fuck are you wishing for now?'
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 02:26 PM
United Nations Free & Equal, the UN human rights office's public information campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, announced that fun. is joining the campaign as equality champion.
Commenting on the announcement, Charles Radcliffe of the UN human rights office said: “fun. is made up of three incredibly talented musicians who are also great advocates for equality and human rights. Their work with the Ally Coalition is making an important difference in the fight against homophobia and transphobia, and we’re thrilled to partner with them and have their support for the UN’s Free & Equal campaign.” Free & Equal aims to raise awareness of homophobic and...
Jason Tate on 04/08/14 - 11:45 AM
Bleachers recently did an acoustic session for a radio station in Philadelphia. You can check out the band perform their new single, "I Wanna Get Better", a cover of Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More" and a new song called "Shadow" here.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 03/27/14 - 03:03 PM
Bleachers (Jack from fun.'s new band) have posted a music video for their song "I Wanna Get Better." Check it out in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 03/27/14 - 08:28 AM
Jack Antonoff (fun., Steel Train) has released a new song under the moniker: Bleachers. You can buy "I Wanna Get Better" on iTunes or stream it on Rdio.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/18/14 - 08:11 AM
Soundsupply has teamed up with fun. and Groupon to release a new drop.
Fun. has hand-picked 10 albums to be bundled up and sold for just $15, including albums they grew up listening to and bands they’ve toured with while out promoting their Grammy award-winning album, Some Nights. The 10 albums "Drop" will be sold exclusively through Groupon.com for 7 days, starting at 9:00 am EST on Friday, February 7th, 2014.

All of the proceeds from this sale will be donated to The Ally Coalition, a non-profit started by the members of Fun. and fashion designer Rachel Antanoff with the purpose of inspiring people to take action for LGBTQ equality. The Ally Coalition works with partner...
Jason Tate on 02/07/14 - 01:24 PM
Fun. are launching a campaign to raise $250,000 to fund a community health center primarily for at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit. The campaign will be run by The Ally Coalition, an organization co-founded by the band and guitarist Jack Antonoff's sister Rachel.
Chris Collum on 01/17/14 - 08:49 AM
Fun.'s Austin City Limits session will air on January 18th.

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Jason Tate on 01/03/14 - 01:17 PM
Fun. have released a free live EP. A message from the band can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/17/13 - 02:55 PM
Check the replies to watch a short-film featuring Jack Antonoff and Andrew Dost of fun., Gillian Jacobs (Community), and Mae Whitman (Arrested Development).

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Jason Tate on 11/21/13 - 05:45 PM
Tim Kasher hates Fun.'s "Some Nights." This AVClub hate article thing is kinda depressing.
To be honest, I just tried listening to it a minute ago, because I’ve never actually listened to the whole thing before. So I’m being a little bit cavalier. Maybe I’d really warm up to it, but I highly doubt it. It’s one of those songs I kept hearing, and I had to keep asking what it was. Then I kept hearing it more and more, and it was frustrating. It became really grating. It’s just one of those things when a song becomes commercialized to such excess. It drives you mad.
Jason Tate on 11/12/13 - 11:31 AM
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