March 23, 2011
Indie music has changed my life. When I said goodbye to the days of mainstream radio plays and hello to indie/alternative music my life was definitely improved upon. Before my discovering of Arizona based band The Format, other than the radio, I only listened to Michelle Branch, and Yellowcard. Which both are still great, even fantastic bands, but The Format helped me dig deeper into music appreciation.
Though band mates Nate Ruess and Sam Means parted ways in February 2008 I still listen to their goodness on repeat. The Format was my introduction to a very good thing.
From their first studio album Interventions and Lullabies ---
The song that got me hooked. On Your Porch - The Format
The First Single - The Format
Yeah they weren't big into music videos... and I couldn't find very good quality live performances.
From their sophomore album Dog Problems She Doesn't Get it - The Format
Oh look a music video,
The Compromise - The Format
Since the band's 2008 split lead singer Nate Ruess has formed a new band with Andrew Dost and Steel Train's lead singer Jack Antonoff. Their band is called Fun.
And it's good, I like Fun., ALOT, but it's not The Format. I feel like the two bands are in two completely different spheres. I just wish we could have both.
Fun. - The Gambler
This song is about Nate Ruess' parents.
I love that song. And I love his haircut.