Straight ahead Powerpop from this duo featuring Nate Ruess and Sam Means that releases their sunny debut on Oct,21st and if you?re a fan of The All American Rejects, Jackson Browne and Rembrandts - I think you should write this band?s name down because these Arizona natives handles this genre elegant. Producer Walt Vincent(Pete Yorn,Liz Phair) has created a Beatles breathing sound that suits these guys acoustic based pop perfect,the funny thing is that the opening track and first single is called....??!! exactly "The first single",my fave on this album that feels like eating a dessert.....very fresh and tasty. Not all the 12 songs hold the same high class and I think that both Palo Alto and The All American Rejects has done better albums of this style but The Format delivers very competent *make up not break up* music,so if you had a fight with your girlfriend....just put on the Suzanne Vega smelling "On your porch" or the happy uptempo "Wait,wait,wait" and you?ll see that the romance is back sooner than you have expected. For some strange reason I think that Mick Fleetwood should fit in just great as the new drummer in The Format....I can?t explain it....I just see him hitting those drums real hard(in my daydreams).
"Let?s make this moment a crime" sounds like it could?ve been taken from an episode of "Friends",uplifting modern pop that is. Nice stuff to remember.