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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
Jack Antonoff's new series 'Thank You and Sorry' is up for streaming on Google Play.
Jason Tate on 06/16/15 - 01:16 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
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 11:35 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' new album is streaming ... in Ireland.
Jason Tate on 06/08/15 - 12:42 PM
Jack Antonoff will be debuting a new docuseries called "Thank You And Sorry" on Google Play. The full press release is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/04/15 - 11:11 AM
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 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 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
Wendy Rollins was able to interview Jack Antonoff from Bleachers and Fun.
Originally I was supposed to talk to Jack Antonoff last week but things got nutty and I got a call from Mr Antonoff yesterday. He had a lot going on-as it always is with him. Between Bleachers and Fun, and ---a movie? Yep, that's right, Jack Antonoff is taking it to the screen. He's going to be in a film with Sally Field called Hello My Name Is Doris but he wasn't supposed to be/ it just kind of happened...he'll explain. We talked about his current tour with Bleachers and it seems like he may have an upcoming Philly date about to go public and whats this about Bleachers LP2??

I had to ask him about Fun of...
Jason Tate on 03/12/15 - 05:29 PM
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
Nate Ruess has posted an update on Facebook talking about his new album, and new song, a little more. Full thing is in the replies.
This is probably my favorite song I've ever written. The one I've listened to the most on repeat. And I can't pinpoint what it is about it that makes its so special to me. Which makes me love it even more.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 12:41 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
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 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
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
Taylor Swift's new song, co-written by Jack Antonoff of Fun., is now on iTunes or take a listen here.
Jason Tate on 10/13/14 - 09:16 PM
Jack Antonoff remixed Erasure's "Elevation" -- it's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 10/02/14 - 11:50 AM
Vice has gone to ask a plethora of musicians their stance on the whole stage diving fiasco that has been brought to light by Joyce Manor's recent incidents. There's commentary from Max Bemis, Laura Jane Grace, Chris Conely, Jack Antonoff and just about everyone else. For some users, I highly suggest you read this and get some insight to the way people feel the way they do.
Pretty soon, I'm going to need to get my front teeth replaced. Playing in punk bands since I was 14-years-old, I've accepted the fact that every so often, a stagediver is going to kick a microphone into my teeth. Two years ago, we were playing a show in North Carolina, we were two songs from the end of the set, and I...
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/01/14 - 11:02 AM
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
Our interview with Bleachers can be found here.
If I didn’t want to do something, I wouldn’t do it. I choose to do a number of things because I have enough artistic space to do them all, but it is fascinating. I was talking to someone about it yesterday, about how you don’t see it with film and with books and other art. In those areas, I feel like people are very encouraged to do a lot of work, but I feel like in music there’s a little bit more of a “do what you’re doing and nothing else.”
Jonathan Bautts on 08/14/14 - 11:24 AM
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