fun. (former members of The Format) - Aim and Ignite

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"desir-yuh" i meant

but hey every pop generation needs its cheesy "anthems"

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

\paul simon (???)

I made this too - Some Nights is copped from Cecilia, with a patina of Little River Band. all by way of Queen of course.

Jilly Boel and the Eltones (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 13 April 2012 21:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

m coleman otm

some dude, Saturday, 14 April 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

feel like what i like about the song is how the cliches sort of bounce off of the verses which are very specific

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Saturday, 14 April 2012 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

well they do feel like 2 different songs

some dude, Saturday, 14 April 2012 08:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I appreciate that fun. are listed 41st here even as they have the #1 hit in the country.

http://lineup.lollapalooza.com/

The Reverend, Saturday, 14 April 2012 08:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Forcing myself to listen to it sans visual, lest the product placement distract me from its musical riches. I almost was ready to accept Paul Simon but I'd say it's closer to Don McLean.

da croupier, Saturday, 14 April 2012 12:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

The guy's voice sounds so terrible.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 14 April 2012 12:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

feel like i hated his voice when i first listened to the format but then i warmed to it extremely. anyway.

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Saturday, 14 April 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

here is a great song from this record

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Saturday, 14 April 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

the lyrics to "We Are Young" are terrible

Poliopolice, Saturday, 14 April 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

eh, same goes for a lot of shit i like. they're no more terrible than AC/DC lyrics or whatever. just a lot more earnest. and earnest isn't cool, so...

BEMORE SUPER FABBY (contenderizer), Saturday, 14 April 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

sigh, if only people could get over themselves and appreciate earnest Windows 8 ads.

da croupier, Saturday, 14 April 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

tonight
we are young
play your video gaaaames

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Saturday, 14 April 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm supposed to sneer at music used in ads now? fuck that, i like the stooges.

BEMORE SUPER FABBY (contenderizer), Saturday, 14 April 2012 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm referring to the ad in the video

da croupier, Saturday, 14 April 2012 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

and i really only sneer at product placement when people flatter themselves with crap like "they're no more terrible than AC/DC lyrics or whatever. just a lot more earnest. and earnest isn't cool, so..."

da croupier, Saturday, 14 April 2012 23:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Someone probably said this already, but the Glee performance of We Are Young is better than the original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ul-pLYo5MJ8

About 3 years ago I sent a couple friends to a Steel Train show in Brooklyn (Steel Train toured with various Daycadence bands for a while, so there's your Fall Out Boy connection) where Jack Antonoff, who was the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist in Steel Train then and is the guitarist in .fun now, did Queen's "Under Pressure" together with Nate.

I'm bringing this up because "Under Pressure" sums up the vibe of fun. - no? Especially at their live shows, where between Nate's histrionic Queen vocals and Jack's... presence (he's not the best singer or composer but he is a great "mood setter") there is so much nervous energy it infects everyone. Once you learn to associate the sound/vocals with that feeling, you learn to love the vocals.

Here's an interview where you can see "nervous energy" in action, also fun.'s great keyboardist who I suspect is like Jamie XX, the person who actually "composes" their music:

In the future of DIY pop music, you only need good vocals and an interesting beat? (And good lyrics. Nate is a very very good lyricist.)

<i>This sounds like The Lion King <3</i>

Dunno how far to credit this but wikipedia sez Steel Train's former lead singer played Young Simba in the Broadway version of The Lion King. So this message... especially with the heart... it's probably from a longtime fan.

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 15 April 2012 00:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

https://soundcloud.com/bleachers/i-wanna-get-better

schwantz, Tuesday, 18 February 2014 20:48 (7 months ago) Permalink

bleachers song is very in the mode of "one foot." kinda into it.

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 February 2014 21:01 (7 months ago) Permalink


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