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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
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 performed his new song "Moment" during the 2015 ESPYs last night. Video in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/16/15 - 11:34 AM
Nate Ruess's new video for "Great Big Storm" can be found in the replies. Nate will also be performing at the ESPYs on July 15th.
Jason Tate on 07/14/15 - 12:11 PM
Nate Ruess will be on Late Night With Seth Myers tonight.
Jason Tate on 07/13/15 - 01:04 PM
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
We had the chance to speak with Nate Ruess about his new solo album, Grand Romantic. Check it out here.
Honestly, talking to Absolute Punk right now, the core that was intact when the Format started, I can’t ignore that by any stretch of the imagination. That feels like my home. Those people that have listened since then feel like my family. They’ve kept me up and going at this and they’ve helped me as much as anyone, without a doubt.
Jonathan Bautts on 06/25/15 - 12:09 PM
Nate Ruess will be on Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday, June 25th.
Jason Tate on 06/22/15 - 11:32 AM
Steven Hyden, writing for Grantland on "Lead Singer Disease" and the new album from Nate Ruess:
The cliché about solo albums is that they compel an artist to finally indulge his or her unrequited whims. But eclecticism is already baked into Fun.’s music — what’s left for Ruess to show off on Grand Romantic is the depth of his Rolodex. For “Take It Back,” a gently loping prairie blues that culminates in Ruess’s over-eager theater kid vocal histrionics, Jeff Tweedy makes a surprise appearance to lay down an impressively gnarled guitar solo. It’s both stunning and totally incongruous, like seeing Mark Kozelek suddenly pop up in a Maroon 5 video. But Ruess is angling for a seat at a more...
Jason Tate on 06/22/15 - 11:10 AM
Nate Ruess has announced new fall tour dates.

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Jason Tate on 06/22/15 - 10:38 AM
Nate Ruess did an AMA on Reddit.

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Jason Tate on 06/17/15 - 12:26 PM
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' new album is streaming ... in Ireland.
Jason Tate on 06/08/15 - 12:42 PM
Nate Ruess' Grand Romantic is now up for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

Track Listing
1) Grand Romantic (Intro)
2) AhHa
3) Nothing Without Love
4) Take It Back
5) You Light My Fire
6) What This World Is Coming To (feat. Beck)
7) Great Big Storm
8) Moment
9) It Only Gets Much Worse
10) Grand Romantic
11) Harsh Light
12) Brightside
Jason Tate on 06/01/15 - 12:04 PM
Nate Ruess hints at the possibility of a The Format reunion.
We are bound together, musically.

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Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:23 PM
The album cover for Nate Ruess' Grand Romantic is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/08/15 - 12:04 PM
Hit the replies for a Q&A with Nate Ruess by Ryan Seacrest and two acoustic performances.
Jason Tate on 05/05/15 - 03:33 PM
Nate Ruess will be going on a small tour this May and June. Dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/28/15 - 12:59 PM
Nate Ruess will be releasing "Ah ha" on Monday. The artwork for the single can be found here. Oh, yeah, it was done by Sam Means ... Nate's former bandmate from The Format. This is the song that turned my excitement for this album up to 11, I'm excited to hear other thoughts on it.
Jason Tate on 04/24/15 - 02:13 PM
Hit the replies for Nate Ruess' performances with Brian Wilson & Friends. A few little birdies told me a new song is coming next week.
Jason Tate on 04/22/15 - 01:15 PM
Nate Ruess will be joining The Voice for the knockout rounds as a "special advisor."

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Jason Tate on 03/16/15 - 11:26 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
Nate Ruess has launched his new website -- links to all the social networks are available there as well.
Jason Tate on 02/07/15 - 12:06 PM
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 - 12:33 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 - 07:47 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 - 10:06 AM
Mark Buzard (formerly worked with The Format) has a new band called Baby Island.
Jason Tate on 03/17/14 - 10:48 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 - 09:43 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 - 01:53 PM
The entire The Format discography is now available to pre-order on vinyl.
Drew Beringer on 10/21/13 - 03:27 PM
The Format's Interventions + Lullabies was released ten years ago today.
Zac Djamoos on 10/21/13 - 02:31 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 - 01:19 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 - 11:24 AM
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 - 01:43 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 - 09:01 PM
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