Fun is a New York based band, consisting of Nate Ruess (the Format), Andrew Dost (Anathallo) and Jack Antonoff (Steel Train). The band was formed in 2008, when the the bands they originally was members of broke up.
The debut album was recorded in 2008/2009 and produced by Roger Joseph Manning, Jr, and released in August 2009.
This music is fun, just like the name says. It’s a straightforward a power pop band, with some nice influences from The Jellyfish, (former member Manning produced the album) and some ska and violin pop.
Fun also have some guest appearances from singer Anna Waronker, (in the song “Be Calm”). Something that ironically doesn’t really calm the whole power pop image down. The opening track gives a good first impression from the “new band”.
“Light a Roman candle with me” is the closest you can come to romantic melody from Fun. The nice little mix of piano rock/pop and, some 70 soft rock makes this to a stand out, while it still the keep the typical Fun style.
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