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FUN. “Some Nights Tour” (by safetytess)
This band is more than words can explain, I hope you enjoy the video. I actually shed tears editing because I am so proud of this indie band and when you see and hear “We Are Young” you know its a anthem and it deserves the number one spot it holds! Enjoy! Thanks to Nate,Andrew,Jack,Emily,Naddy and Will for a great show! Warehouse Live: Houston Texas 3-20-12 SOLD OUT
River City Extension Sophomore Album: Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger. Teaser
Due out June 5
2. If You Need Me Back In Brooklyn
4. Welcome To Pittsburgh
5. Point of Surrender
6. Standing Outside A Southern Riot
7. The Fall and The Need To Be Free
8. Down, Down, Down
9. Ballad of Oregon
10. Everything West of Home/Brooklyn (Reprise)
11. Golden Tongue (Thanatopsis)
12. There & Back Again
13. Vanessa’s Song or Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger
14. Lord, I Have Changed
I’m quite stoked that Ballad of Oregon is on this because that song live is a blast!!
Tell me you are excited!
Jukebox Selects 2 (by safetytess)
Ready to crack open my ipod here is what i’m listening to. Let’s talk music. Enjoy!
This what I’ve been trying to tell all the freaked out Fun. fans but now Fun. just did it for me!
Fun. interview MTV talk about “Some Nights”
We Are Young-Fun (Cover by Tess and Liz) (by safetytess)
Enjoy! Tell me what you think!
Some Nights by Fun.
1. Some Nights Intro
2. Some Nights
3. We Are Young
4. Carry On
5. It Gets Better
6. Why Am I The One
7. All Alone
8. All Alright
9. One Foot
11. Out On The Town (bonus track)
“I don’t remember ever sitting down and saying lets make the record sound like this or that or I should say the band. Every record sounds different I never felt like a band should stay within a genre if they don’t wanna stay there.”-Nate Ruess (lead vocalist of FUN.)
I’ve decided against keeping my scientific calculator next to me because I’m not going to sit here and divided each track from “Some Nights” and subtract the five or so musical bars I’m not in love with. Then adding a “pat on the back” sentence to each paragraph to remind people, “I really do still love it.” That is a bunch of bull! Artist don’t put out records so they can write down in history books each single songs pros and cons but to get the fans to cheer over a whole cohesive project that probably has the last year of blood, sweat and tears of the whole band in it. Now with that off my chest let’s look at “Some Nights.”
First impressions are sometimes the deal breaker of the industry weathers it’s a blind date or the thirty or so seconds iTunes gives you before you commit to a purchase. So I went on a blind date with “Some Nights” yesterday. I took a lounging position with my laptop in hand and headed our to the “Live Stream.” I did my daily Internet shuffle as I let the album unfold through my speakers. Wouldn’t you like to know my first thought after hearing a mere thirty seconds of the track Some Nights Intro. Speaking aloud “Genius!” I listened to all tracks letting the music hit more than one emotion. Let’s say when bands can bring smiles to my face and tears in my eyes when I’m completely alone it deserves some type of slow clap. Speaking of clapping incorporating an applause track in some songs was a very edgy move it gives it a movie element. Triggering the “story effect” where this song just became a track in the movie unfolding in your mind. I also loved the fading out of the title track it makes the magic of that song have no true end and I’m okay thinking that it goes on and on like pi. (3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279…). The flow of the tracks is very well put together like they hired a Lego consultant. There is a rise a peak and descend. (Sounds like royal family curriculum) This album represents all the things you need a shrink for, it represents the youth that are lost and looking but it also represents the decision to be a grow up and the emotional things that make you lose hope but this is the album to remind you to go forward. I also have to address the auto tune heard in two are so of the tracks. No, Nate Ruess needs no auto tune and I doubt he ever will, but I think this was a pure effect something you can do in the studio but won’t really happen live unless you are T-pain. It could also be a direct stab to the industry because having a voice with no need for auto tune and using will baffle the crowd. Why. Why? Why! I honestly am completely okay with it the use is subtle enough to not have it stuck in you head during other tracks but cool enough to feel like a sci fi effect in a black in white movie. Now that “Some Nights” and I have been on a couple of dates I want to say I really, really like it. I want to learn the words and experience it live. Over all in a few months I may tell “Some Nights” I love you.
For the people who blame Chevy and Glee for not liking Fun’s new album over “fame” this album was written and recorded before anyone had a super bowl commercial made and a Glee version. The hardest thing for people is change but if you choose to become part of a fan base and a new album is released expecting a change is implied. I would love to quote the people that want the band to stay the same. No change means you wouldn’t even get new songs; it would just be a rerelease. Makes me think it must be hard to live in a world with change because avoiding it is impossible. People will get better at their craft, new instruments will come out and new collaboration will happen. Not everyday can be Monday.
To conclude this album is what I think it must of felt like to be alive when Queen and Phil Collins released music. When their talents made the music have a power of it own. These lyrics will end up in tattoos, on relationship mix CDs and blared at best friend sing alongs.
“Man, you wouldn’t believe the most amazing things that can come from
some terrible nights”-Some Nights by FUN.
The rest of week now is lightened by this new!
Fun. album is streaming 8days early and if you ever take any music advice from me you should go listen its incredible vocals and instrumentation it makes me feel like I’m at Disneyworld (happiest place on earth) and not even have to leave my room. GO! Tell me what you think too! ClickHere!
Architecture in Helsinki “The Growing Beat!” (by safetytess)
The is a tour video for the extremely high energy band AIH. Talent, glitter and stage shades. Enjoy!
Meet Lana Del Rey - Exclusive Interview
I’m pretty sure the uproar is over done and the snl fat lady has sung. So that must mean the shows over. I don’t know about you but I’ve never been to a performance, been in an arguement where a fat lady came and sang and everyone left. This is just a good example of “you can’t hold true talent down.”
Lana Del Rey, yes she made a public mishap but hey I had my guitar out of tune once or twice. This video shows her singing a capella and showcasing vocals people would die for, it also bring light to a very eclectic human being. I hope she is real and not factory made but for now I love her till she proves me wrong. Amen.