There aren't many artists that I follow and devote myself too 100% but The Format was one of those bands. Lyrically they just stuck. It didn't matter how intricate or simple they always hit home. Musically they had everything I wanted in a band, fully orchestrated jingles and stripped down acoustic ballads. Nate's voice hooked me as soon as my ears got a taste of what he was capable of. So of course when they announced their "Hiatus" I was devastated. But luckily for me a savor was announced not too long after. Nate had picked up a few friends and started a new project called fun. I didn't know what to expect from this but anything new from Nate excited me. After months and months of waiting their debut album has finally hit stores. Aim and Ignite mixes everything you loved about The Format and some new sounds that gives it a completely new twist. If for some reason you had doubted Ruess's talent to turn a pop song this album will reassure you with more than enough confidence for a dozen people. Finding someone who doesn't enjoy this album is about as rare as getting Jesse Lacey to speak up about Daisy. Do yourself a favor and get this album. If you need any more convincing read Drew's review here.
Watch a stripped down and downright amazing performance here.
A Few Fun Dates
Aug 25 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
Sep 09 Club 156 Boulder, CO
Sep 11 Shelter Detroit, MI
Sep 12 Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
Sep 13 WATERSTREET MUSIC HALL Rochester, NY
Sep 16 Great Scott Allston, MA
Sep 17 Mercury Lounge-NY New York, NY
Sep 22 Rocketown Nashville, TN
Sep 30 Shelter Detroit, MI
Could be in the works which would allow me to see Manchester Orchestra, Fun, and Audrye Sessions in Mass. Then spend 2 days doing whatever and on my way home see Lupe Fiasco in NH. I hope I can work this out.