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Joyce Manor at their SummerStage performance on upcoming album and more

Joyce Manor are celebrating. This year marks a decade since the California band’s beloved self-titled debut that set the tone for the early 2010’s emo revival movement that’s very much still going on today. It can even be said that Prince Daddy & The Hyena, the first opener for Joyce Manor’s SummerStage in Central Park […]

These 9 seriously underrated bands broke up entirely too soon

You know that feeling when you discover a brand new band that’s awesome? You get that moment where you feel like a one-person secret society witnessing greatness. You follow them religiously. And then they break up.  Sure, you can always go back and keep playing the tracks you loved. Hopefully (well, not this year, at […]

10 bands who are gone, but should never be forgotten

Bands come and go. As much as we’d love our favorite bands to stick around forever, always gifting us more musical treats, there’s often a lot more at play than just the creative force. They can break up due to personal or creative conflicts, a lack of viability in being together or slightly more sadly, […]

Nate Ruess (fun.) releases “Nothing Without Love” video

Fun. frontman Nate Ruess (formerly of the Format) is launching a solo career this year. Ruess released his first single, “Nothing Without Love” (along with a music video), today via Fueled By Ramen. You can watch the full video below. Check it out, and let us know your thoughts. Read more: fun. say they’re not breaking […]

Nate Ruess teases debut solo single, “Nothing Without Love”

Fun. frontman Nate Ruess (formerly of the Format) is launching a solo career this year. Ruess will release his first single, “Nothing Without Love,” on February 23 via Fueled By Ramen. Today, he’s released a quick teaser, which you can watch below. Check it out, and let us know your thoughts. Read more: fun. say they’re […]

Watch The Summer Set cover The Format’s “The First Single”

The Summer Set are at again. After covering Fall Out Boy’s classic song “Chicago Is So Two Years Ago,” the band have now covered the Format’s “The First Single (You Know Me).” This is all happening on the band’s Legendary Unplugged Tour, where AP recently sat down with the group and had a chat. Watch the […]

The Format announce another run of 'Dog Problems' vinyl; claim no tour plans

The Format, former band of fun.'s Nate Ruess and Destry's Sam Means announced vinyl reissues of both of their full-length albums, Interventions + Lullabies and Dog Problems, earlier this week, before promptly selling out every copy in less than a day, the latter in just five hours. While standard, black vinyl copies of Interventions + Lullabies were still available (as opposed to the orange vinyl, limited […]

The Format sell out vinyl reissue pre-orders, tease "more news"

The Format, former band of fun.'s Nate Ruess and Destry's Sam Means managed to sell out every pre-order copy of the vinyl reissue of their sophomore album, Dog Problems, just five hours after it was announced yesterday afternoon. The band's debut, Interventions + Lullabies, which celebrated its tenth anniversary yesterday, was also announced to receive the the vinyl reissue treatment, and also just managed to sell […]

The Format to reissue BOTH 'Interventions + Lullabies' and 'Dog Problems' on vinyl

The Format have officially confirmed earlier hints of not only a deluxe vinyl reissue of their debut album, Interventions + Lullabies, which was released ten years ago today, but also a vinyl reissue of their second and final full-length, Dog Problems. Additionally, the group's single “Swans” will be reissued as a die-cut 7-inch. Check out a tweet […]

The Format hint at 'Interventions + Lullabies' vinyl reissue

The Format, former band of fun.'s Nate Ruess and Destry's Sam Means just posted a tweet, hinting at new developments. Means, however, appears to have divulged even more information through an earlier Instagram post, spelling out the likely nature of today's forthcoming announcement. Check out the post, below: This clue gives away quite a bit. Its caption reads:  “We'll just […]

"Something is happening" with The Format

The Format, former band of fun.'s Nate Ruess and Destry's Sam Means, have posted a vague tweet, hinting at new news. The group announced an indefinite hiatus in 2008, and both Ruess and Means have been active with their respective new projects since, with fun. propelling Ruess to an unprecedented new level of fame and recognition. The […]

Sam Means (The Format) to release new 7-inch for Record Store Day

Sam Means (ex-The Format) will be releasing a new 7-inch on Record Store Day (April 21) via Photo Finish Records. More info is expected soon. Means' website can be seen here.