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Submitted by Kaj Roth on 2009-04-20
Members of The Format, Steel Train and Anathallo form new band - FUN

FUN, the exciting new project from Nate Ruess, formerly of The Format, ex-Anathallo multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost and Steel Train's Jack Antonoff, will embark on a 34-date tour with Manchester Orchestra beginning April 21st in Nashville, TN. Melding a stunning array of diverse inspirations that are vibrant and alive, these three extraordinarily talented musicians have crafted an irresistible debut that rethinks classic 70s pop, where ornate arrangements and inspired orchestrations meet present-day rock 'n' roll. This highly anticipated ingenious debut will be released this coming August via Nettwerk Records.

Due to the overwhelming demand on the bands MySpace page, FUN is offering fans a free download of their song "At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)," a track where Ruess belts extravagantly over a backdrop of festive horns and steel drums. Within the first 24 hours, this stunning song was met with instant excitement, receiving over 80,000 plays on popular websites, blogs and the band's MySpace page.

FUN looks forward to spending most of 2009 on the road, bringing fans their finely wrought chamber-pop orchestrations with guitar-fueled rock 'n' roll that bursts with richly prolix lyricism and intricate melodic twists and turns.

Fans can download "At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)" for free by joining the band's mailing list at

The song will also be available at digital stores on May 5th.


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