Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nate Ruess returns with Fun

For those who dearly miss indie pop duo The Format, I have very good news for you. Nate Ruess, the band's singer, is back with another project including members Andrew Dost from Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train. Fun (or fun.) have only released one song to this point, the orchestral, anthematic pop tune "At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)," but it's excited enough people to get 80,000 plays around the 'net in the first 24 hours of being posted.

You can hear the song at the band's MySpace page, or you can sign up for the band's email list and get the song for free! Either way, you should check this out - the track is definitely worth your time.

Also, the guys have a bunch of tour dates lined up, so pay attention!

April 21st Exit/In Nashville, TN
April 22nd 40 Watt Athens, GA
April 23rd Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
April 24th The National Richmond, VA
April 25th Ottobar Baltimore, MD
April 26th The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
April 29th Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
April 30th Middle East Boston, MA
May 1st Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY
May 2nd Mr. Small's Theatre Pittsburg, PA
May 3rd Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
May 5th Eagle Theatre Pontiac, MI
May 6th Skully's Columbus, OH
May 7th Mad Hatter Club Covington, KY
May 8th Subterranean Chicago, IL
May 9th Station 4 St. Paul, MN
May 11th The Record Bar Kansas City, MO
May 12th Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
May 13th Avalon Theater Salt Lake City, UT
May 15th El Corazon Seattle, WA
May 16th The Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC
May 17th Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR
May 19th Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
May 21st Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
May 22nd Voodoo Stage @ HOB San Diego, CA
May 23rd Club Congress Tucson, AZ
May 24th Clubhouse Tempe, AZ
May 26th Emo's Austin, TX
May 27th The Loft Dallas, TX
May 28th Walter's on Washington Houston, TX
May 29th Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA
May 30th Proud Larry's Oxford, MS
May 31st The Bottletree Birmingham, AL
June 2nd State Theatre St. Petersburg, FL
June 3rd The Social Orland, FL
June 4th The Social Orland, FL