After The Format's breakup in 2008, former frontman Nate Ruess took his lemons and turned them into... fun. Literally. Nate got together with Steel Train's Jack Antonoff and Anathallo's Andrew Dost to form their new band, fun. And the dudes have been having a blast ever since.
Named one of MTV's Artists To Watch 2012, fun.'s vintage-sounding pop-rock places them just enough outside of the mainstream music box to make you ask the DJ what song you're hearing while somehow remaining universally resonant. (That's tough. Nice work, guys.) Some jams on the band's upcoming Some Nights album (out tomorrow) are grand and anthemic, bringing to mind the likes of Queen (I said it!), while other tracks have you wondering if you're still listening to the same CD.
Get to know this week's MTV PUSH artist with our sweet collection of interviews and videos. Hear fun. let us in how they got together as a band, what fans can expect to hear on the new album compared with their debut EP, and just what the stunt people had to go through to pull off the band's completely destructive (and completely badass) video "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monáe.
fun.'s Some Nights album is out tomorrow, Feb. 21, on the label Fueled By Ramen.
+ Watch fun.'s "We Are Young" video below, and check out more interviews and performance videos after the jump.
+ fun. on how they got together as a band
+ fun. on their new album
+ fun. on their stunt people in their 'We Are Young' video
+ fun., 'Walking The Dog (Live)'
+ fun., 'Carry On (Live)'
+ fun., 'We Are Young (Live)'