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Sam Means will begin recording his first full-length in California next week with Steven McDonald, the producer of The Format's Dog Problems, and musicians from Dog Problems sessions.

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Jason Tate on 10/30/14 - 01:33 PM
Head to the replies to listen to Knuckle Puck frontman Joe Taylo's cover of The Starting Line's "Making Love to the Camera" and The Format's "Matches."
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/08/14 - 08:47 AM
The Format are selling some of the first batch of Dog Problems vinyls that were a little messed up. They're $5 and the proceeds will be going to animal charities -- you can grab one here.
The issues with these records are visual and should not affect the sound in any way, but since this is considered a donation, all sales are final. SOLD AS IS! We will not be accepting any returns or exchanges for any reason.
Jason Tate on 04/04/14 - 11:06 AM
Mark Buzard (formerly worked with The Format) has a new band called Baby Island.
Jason Tate on 03/17/14 - 11:48 AM
A live video of The Summer Set covering The Format's "The First Single" can be seen in the replies.
Joe DeAndrea on 03/16/14 - 10:43 PM
Sam Means (The Format) has released a new song called "Little Song."
Jason Tate on 01/22/14 - 09:35 PM
The Format's Dog Problems on vinyl has been delayed.
First of all, we are so sorry for the delay on the Dog Problems vinyl. I promise we’ve been doing our best to keep everyone up to speed, but sometimes information is hard to come by. So here’s the deal..

Early on in the Dog Problems project we had a couple issues with the die-cuts and dog bowl etching. Both caused a slight delay, but were resolved quick and things were looking good. Then last Thursday, the records showed up and I was totally blown away.. until I looked a little closer. Both the die-cut and etching were still bad. We spent so much time and effort making sure these turned out as cool as possible, I couldn’t stand the...
Jason Tate on 01/22/14 - 09:34 PM
The Format's repressing of Dog Problems will be delayed a couple weeks.
Unfortunately, there were some etching issues on the Dog Problems vinyl that have caused a bit of a delay in production. We’re being told they should hopefully be in our hands by the middle of January. Sorry for the last second information, we only just received it yesterday. We’ll pass along more updates as they come along. On the bright side, if you’ve placed a vinyl order that does not contain Dog Problems, it should have already shipped earlier this week, or will be shipping on schedule tomorrow.
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 12:49 PM
Sam Means has sat down with Modern Vinyl to talk about the release of The Format's albums on vinyl.
Tons of back and forth over the years, but once we finally made a definitive decision to move forward, it came together pretty quick. Nicky, who works at The Format’s management office in Boston played a major role in assembling all the pieces. I can’t thank her enough. It was also really cool that Elektra finally let us license Interventions + Lullabies. For a couple years, the plan was just to do Dog Problems, so in a way, I’m glad it took a while so we could make the whole package that much more special.
Jason Tate on 12/23/13 - 02:05 PM
Miss out on grabbing The Format's Dog Problems on vinyl yesterday? It's back on black.

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Jason Tate on 10/23/13 - 02:53 PM
The entire The Format discography is now available to pre-order on vinyl.
Drew Beringer on 10/21/13 - 04:27 PM
The Format's Interventions + Lullabies was released ten years ago today.
Zac Djamoos on 10/21/13 - 03:31 PM
The Format is teasing something for today. Could it be news about the upcoming vinyl re-issue of Dog Problems? Stay tuned.
Drew Beringer on 10/21/13 - 02:19 PM
The Format's Dog Problems will be pressed again and be available on vinyl in 2013. Damn it feels good to use this icon.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/23/12 - 11:25 AM
Check out an acoustic video from Sam Means -- right here.
Jason Tate on 04/25/12 - 12:24 PM
Sam Means (The Format) has released a new song on his Bandcamp page called "Bigger Hearts."

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Christian Wagner on 05/08/11 - 02:43 PM
Braden McCall and Sean McCall of The Format have a new band, Dead Wildlife. You can download their debut EP for free, here.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/28/10 - 10:21 PM
Actor Kal Penn loves The Format. Can the guy get any more awesome?

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Keagan Ilvonen on 06/13/10 - 10:01 PM
A video of Dave Melillo covering The Format's "The First Single" is in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 12/16/09 - 08:06 AM
Download a new mp3 from Sam Means (ex-The Format) here.
Steve Henderson on 09/22/09 - 06:25 PM
Head to the replies to watch Fun perform a new song live.

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Julia Conny on 11/12/08 - 10:41 PM
We're giving away test pressings of The Format's Snails EP 12" vinyl as well as their "Time Bomb" 7" vinyl. We have one test pressing of each signed by both Nate and Sam; these are rare and not for sale anywhere. To enter, email contests@absolutepunk.net with the subject line "Format Vinyl" and correctly name Sam and Nate's band before The Format. Don't forget to include your full name and your preference to which of the two test pressings you would like, as we are choosing two winners at random from the correct answers (deadline is May 29th at midnight EST) and will send one to each.
Paul Tao on 05/22/08 - 04:54 PM
The Format have released new merch including the Snails EP on vinyl and new shirts.

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Joe DeAndrea on 04/29/08 - 01:04 PM
The Format have put the band on hiatus while taking time to focus on other projects. Find all of the info in the replies. Nate will be releasing his first non-Format album later this year.
Paul Tao on 02/04/08 - 11:20 AM
A ton of great songs are available for free download here from Fuse, including a new Socratic demo, "Boy in a Magazine", and other songs from bands like The Format, Circa Survive, All That Remains, and Nada Surf. Use this opportunity to check out some free music and find a new great band.

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Anton Djamoos on 01/03/08 - 11:41 AM
At their show last at the Last Exit in Tempe, AZ, Nate from The Format announced that they have 7 new songs written and will write 7 more before they head into the studio in January to record their new record.

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Joe DeAndrea on 12/22/07 - 04:29 PM
The Format has sent in this message in between swigs of Theraflu for you.
MessageAs everyone eases into the final stretch of this year, we have a couple of great things to let you know about.

First, B Sides And Rarities, the oh-so-appropriately titled collection that we've been talking about for a few months now is finally available through itunes and other digital music stores. There are also a limited number of cds available through theformatmerch.com when you spend $30 (or more not including shipping.)

Second, the new dvd The Format Live At The Mayan is also available through theformatmerch.com. Some of you have been commenting how how great it is, and we definitely agree. If you...
Anton Djamoos on 11/20/07 - 03:15 PM
Starting today, the first 1000 people to purchase $30 or more worth of merchandise from The Format on theformatmerch.com will receive a free copy of their new, limited, 18 track "B-Sides & Rarities" album. This is the only way to receive a hard copy (it will be available digitally on Tuesday); the offer expires 1/1/08 or when they run out.

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Anton Djamoos on 11/19/07 - 08:23 AM
The Format's video for "Swans" from the Mayan Theatre show/upcoming live DVD is now for sale on iTunes.
Paul Tao on 11/05/07 - 03:36 PM
Today we have a video ABSOLUTExclusive for you. Head to the replies or to The Format's AP Profile to stream a video of the band performing "Time Bomb" live. The clip is taken from the band's new DVD entitled The Format, Live At The Mayan Theater. Pre-order it now!
Garett Press on 10/19/07 - 01:38 PM
Arizona State University's Homecoming concert featuring acoustic performances by The Format, Straylight Run, and What Laura Says Thinks and Feels will be held on October 24th. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on October 10th.
Jamie Pham on 09/27/07 - 01:36 PM
The Format have tentatively titled their next full-length release Holy Ghosts. The group are currently writing and arranging for the aforementioned effort, which is expected to hit shelves next year courtesy of The Vanity Label.

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Brandon Allin on 09/26/07 - 06:06 AM
The Format will be performing a free, acoustic show this Wednesday, September 26th at the University of California in Irvine, California. The campus will also play host to support outfit Melee. The Format will be supporting their latest release, Dog Problems, which is available now courtesy of The Vanity Label.

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Brandon Allin on 09/23/07 - 08:52 PM
Watch the trailer for The Format's Live At The Mayan Theater DVD in the replies. It's out November 13th.
Paul Tao on 09/19/07 - 01:59 PM
The Format's forthcoming DVD, Live at the Mayan Theatre, is now available for pre-order. The purchase of each pre-order will packaged with a free autographed poster. The DVD is scheduled for release on November 13th courtesy of The Vanity Label.

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Brandon Allin on 09/14/07 - 07:58 PM
The Format will be releasing a b-sides and rarities album on November 20th; also, the DVD will be out November 13th.
Message From The BandAs if the DVD release wasn't enough! On November 20th we will release Rarities and B-Sides, a compilation of hard-to-find and unreleased tracks. The 18 track album will be available digitally for $7.99 and a one-time 1000 piece run of the CD's with very special packaging will available free for all orders over $30 here (beginning November 19th). The track listing will be released in the coming weeks at our website.


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Joe DeAndrea on 09/14/07 - 02:23 PM
The Vancouver Sun and Nettwerk Music Group have teamed up to offer a free compilation entitled Seriously Westcoast: Volume One, featuring performers such as the Barenaked Ladies, Great Lake Swimmers, The Format, and more. The compilation is available for download courtesy of the pair right here.

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Brandon Allin on 09/09/07 - 10:46 AM
The Format will be releasing a live DVD entitled Live at the Mayan Theatre on November 13th. The DVD will feature "over ninety minutes of your favorite tunes, as well as an in-depth documentary giving you the inside look at the making of the show." The release is now available for pre-order through the group's online store.

Track List
1. Matches
2. I'm Actual
3. Time Bomb
4. She Doesn't Get It
5. Pick Me Up
6. Dog Problems
7. Oceans
8. Dead End
9. Snails
10. Inches And Falling
11. The Compromise
12. If Work Permits
13. Tie The Rope
14. Tune Out
15. Janet
16. Give It Up
17. Wait Wait Wait
18. I'm Ready, I Am
19. On Your Porch
20. Swans
21. The First Single
Brandon Allin on 09/07/07 - 03:07 PM
At The Format's show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, someone decided to start brawling in the crowd during the song "Oceans." Check the replies to see the band call the perpetrator out.

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Adrian Villagomez on 08/26/07 - 06:02 PM
Head to the replies to watch the last half of a new Steel Train song called "Kill Monsters in the Rain" performed live with Marko Buzard of The Format.

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Adrian Villagomez on 08/26/07 - 05:59 PM
The Format have pushed back the release date of their live DVD to November 13th.

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Joe DeAndrea on 08/20/07 - 02:29 PM
According to an announcement Nate made at the LA show tonight, The Format will be recording their new album after this current tour is over.
Paul Tao on 08/02/07 - 03:25 AM
You can now get The Format's Dog Problems on vinyl and pre-order their new DVD on their website.
Jamie Pham on 07/26/07 - 01:21 PM
Check out my interview with Nate from The Format here.
Jamie Pham on 07/18/07 - 08:24 AM
The Format's full album download offer is over now, and it looks like there were about 40,000 full album downloads as well as 29,000 individual track downloads. Now that you all have downloaded the album, however, it's time to really support the band: See them on tour and/or buy their merch.
Paul Tao on 07/17/07 - 10:05 AM
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