Fun. announced earlier this week that they will be releasing their new album, Some Nights, on Feb. 21, 2012.
If you liked “fun” on Facebook, you may have inadvertently liked this indie pop band of that name. The band is composed of lead singer Nate Ruess, formerly of The Format, guitarist and trumpeter Jack Antonoff, and Andrew Dost who performs on multiple instruments, including bass, keyboard, and drums. While on tour, the band is joined by bassist Nate Harold, keyboardist/guitarist and singer Emily Moore, and drummer Will Noon.
The band released their first album, Aim and Ignite, in 2009. It included their first single “At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)” as well as eleven other songs, including two bonus tracks. Other singles off of this album were “All the Pretty Girls” and “Walking the Dog,” which was featured in a 2010 Expedia commercial. In 2010, fun. was signed to the popular Fueled by Ramen label.
Fun. has toured with many popular bands, including Jack’s Mannequin, Paramore, and Panic! at the Disco. Earlier this year, fun. and Panic! at the Disco released a song together entitled “C’mon.”
In September, the band released their first single off of Some Nights entitled “We Are Young” which features Janelle Monáe. A limited edition vinyl for this single will be available for preorder Nov. 28. Fueled by Ramen released an acoustic version of this song on their YouTube page earlier this week. Fun. just finished touring with Janelle Monáe on her Campus Consciousness Tour.
The band will be playing three more shows before the end of the year. On Nov. 14, fun. will be performing to a sold out crowd in Los Angeles, California. Then, in early December, they will be performing two shows in Florida.
Earlier this month, fun. released a new piece of merchandise: a shirt that reads “It’s all fun. and gay ‘til someone loses their rights.” All proceeds from this shirt, meant to promote LGBTQ equality, will be donated to Revel and Riot.
Some Nights is being produced by Jeff Bhasker, who has worked with such artists as Kanye West, Alicia Keys, and Beyonce.
Photo Courtesy: Dan Cox
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