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[22 Jul 2009|04:24pm]
go preorder Nate's new band FUNs cd.

Letter from Nate + new fun song [06 Apr 2009|04:41pm]
Glad tidings!

I know, I know...it’s been a long time...and I apologize...but I’m here to bring good news...if you so choose to make it good news...and you should....

as I hope you know, The Format is no longer...sad? sure....but "with every door that closes...."


I’m writing this exclusively to all the Living Room and mailing list members because without you guys The Format would have never been as wonderful a ride as it was, and I’m hoping that you guys can move forward with me as i venture into the new project that Andrew, Jack, and I have been working so hard on for the last year....if this means that I have to do another "Dear Nate" section...then so be it...

Honestly though, (I’m honest about the "Dear Nate" section...if I must,) I absolutely cannnnnot wait for you guys to hear the fun record...I’ve never been happier with anything I’ve ever done. I should be...it took months living in Los Angeles to make the damn thing. I’m not a betting man...but if I had to assume that you were a fan of The Format...then I will bet that you will def. love this record...

Same producer as Dog Problems - check.
Same arranger as Dog Problems - check.
The brilliant mind of Andrew Dost - check.
Jack Antonoff on the electric guitar - oh fo sho.

And lil old Me.

Anyway...the record is done...the artwork is done...the only thing left is to go on tour for the next 2 years...

Well...it’s happening...in like 3 weeks!!!!

Come see us play with a full band live in your city with the very very wonderful Manchester Orchestra...it’s there that we will personally show you what we’re all about. I’ve been waiting for the chance to play live again for almost 2 years. In the process maybe we’ll play a couple of other songs you might have heard from years past.

If you don’t know the tour dates... here they are.

Wait...what’s that? You want to be able to sing along but not just to the benson hedges demo?...Ok...so for now (until the summer when the album comes out) we are going to be giving away a song from the album for free...starting......today.

The song is called "At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)" and it pretty much sums up a lot. It’s yours if you sign up for our new fun mailing list.(And, yes, those are real steel drums.) I’m assuming if you’ve read this far...that I can count on you to be singing it as loud as possible by the time we get to your city.

So yeah...for now that’s about it...new album...come see us on tour...but lastly I really honestly want to thank you guys so much for the support that you’ve given The Format over the years...it kept us going as long as we could possibly go...and I would really love it if I was fortunate enough to have every one of you continue along with me because that would make my life...and as long as you make my life...I will keep on doing this thing.

This is the last time I’m going to spam The Format people (sign up for fun)so if you’re just too busy holding onto the past then i will say "goodbye"...

Until the album comes out...cause then I dare you not to come back.

Nate (and all my homies and homettes in fun.)


Nate and fun to tour with Manchester Orchestra [02 Mar 2009|11:12pm]
Nate and fun are going out on the road with Manchester Orchestra in April. It's going to be an amazing tour, one you won't want to miss. Click here for more info.

New merch at FUNMERCH.COM [06 Dec 2008|05:49pm]

funmerch.com [28 Oct 2008|11:27pm]

P.S. $5 Format shirts at hellomerch.com

Hey! [30 Sep 2008|09:46pm]
The last few months I've been recording music with Michelle DaRosa (Formerly of Straylight Run) for her new project, Destry. A handful of demos have been recorded, two of which are now streaming on her myspace page. Please stop by and take a listen!


Thanks, Sam

[19 Jun 2008|10:27am]
Sam Means (ex-The Format) and his new merch company will be present (via a booth) at a few select Warped Tour dates. He'll be selling "Hello Merch" shirts made by him. Everyone should go say hi and rub his beard - they'll be giving away free stuff.


add hello as your friend on myspace!

Warped Dates
6/20 Pomona
6/22 Ventura
6/25 Phoenix


[05 Jun 2008|07:53pm]
wanna know what sams been up to lately????


New Hello T-Shirts @ hellomerch.com


NEW MERCH! [28 Apr 2008|12:09pm]

important [04 Feb 2008|02:06pm]
We have just put out word that we will not be making a new Format album. Please understand this was a tough decision and we're both upset about it. While we accept there will be false speculation as to why, understand that Sam and I remain extremely close and in fact are still passing the twin peaks box set back and forth in an attempt to figure out who REALLY killed laura palmer.

We also want to thank everyone with and within the Format, particularly Mike, Don, and Marko, whom without, none of this would have ever even been fully realized. We both suggest you support their musical talents and whatever they decide to do. And lastly we want to thank the
fans who made this the best 5 years of our lives.

- nate

THEFORMATMERCH.COM [12 Dec 2007|08:32pm]
New zip hoodie, sweatshirt, wallet & CD online now @ THEFORMATMERCH.COM


[30 Nov 2007|11:03am]
There are currently only a few copies of the B-Sides album left. From here on out orders over $30 will not be guaranteed a copy. We'll include it if we have it, but we're going to run out very soon. If you didn't get your hands on the actual hard copy, you can still purchase it on iTunes, Amazon, SnoCap, etc. Also, if you're looking to stock up on your holiday gifts the merch store has tons of new merch and next week we will have a brand new wallet (not the same one as before) as well as a brand new hoody design!


Also, just as a reminder all contest entries for The Living Room are due no later than 5pm EST today!

Starts 11/19, 12am, AZ Time. [18 Nov 2007|09:45pm]

Live at the Mayan Theatre DVD Screening. [08 Nov 2007|05:24pm]
Tickets for the Monday night (12th) screening of "Live at the Mayan Theatre" showing at Harkins Camelview Theatre are no longer available at theformatmerch.com. A limited amount of tickets have been released at ticketweb.com. There should also be a few left at Stinkweeds (Phoenix) and Zia Records locations. hope to see everyone out there, it's gonna be a good time!


[29 Oct 2007|06:39pm]
Below you will find the track listing for the Rarities and B-Sides CD. It will be available digitally on 11/20 for only $7.99! Beginning on 11/19, a one-time 1000 piece run of the CDs with very special packaging will be available for free on orders over $30 on theformatmerch.com Also, don't forget, "The Format, Live At The Mayan Theater" is now up for pre-order on theformatmerch.com, and in stores 11/13!

1. You're Not A Whore (By The Real Partners)
2. For You
3. Faith In Fast Cars
4. Seven Digit Pin Code (Demo)
5. A Good Time At Your Your Expense (Demo)
6. Threes (Demo)
7. Do You Believe In Magic?
8. Dear Boy (Demo)
9. Dead End (Demo)
10. Time Bomb (Demo)
11. If Work Permits (Demo)
12. Matches (Acoustic)
13. I'm Actual (Demo)
14. The Lottery Song
15. Glutton Of Sympathy
16. 1,000 Umbrellas
17. Apeman
18. Does Your Cat Have A Mustache?

Come Watch The Format With The Format! [12 Oct 2007|11:36am]

*note this is not a show, this is a screening of the DVD

"The Format, Live At The Mayan Theatre" - DVD Trailer! [19 Sep 2007|03:54pm]
We've just posted a trailer for the live DVD you can see it on youtube, myspace or you can download a better quality of the trailer here: http://theformat.com/dvdtrailer.mov

For those of you who like to get a jump on things, you can pre-order your very own copy at theformatmerch.com where you'll receive a free autographed poster from the show. The Format, Live At The Mayan Theatre will be released on November 13th.

[09 Aug 2007|02:05pm]

Just wanted to send a message to everyone who has attended the shows thus far and say thanks so much for making this tour the best tour we have ever done and more specifically I want to apologize to the people who were planning on attending the Vancouver show, its not really in my nature to cancel a show because I have been sick, in fact its only happened once before, and everyone who knows me knows that I am always sick, but I guess 12 straight shows with only one day off in between really did a number on me. I'm really sorry that we weren't able to play in Vancouver because playing every show in Canada was something I was really looking forward to, especially as a huge raptors fan and as a huge fan of Canada in general, I'm feeling a little better so I'm gonna test my voice out tonite in Calgary and promise those who didn't get to see us in bc that we will be back soon, doing something extra special. Also, special thanks to all of the other bands and people in the format for putting on a free show that night regardless, that gesture alone proves how lucky I am to be on such a wonderful tour with such special people. Sorry again and I hope to see everyone really soon.


Dog Problems VINYL, DVD pre-order & TOUR [26 Jul 2007|02:55pm]

Hey Everyone!  Some News from Camp Format:

1) Tickets are going fast for the remaining shows...some have sold out already.   Click here for tickets!  We don’t want anyone to get hosed.

2) Dog Problems vinyl is now available on the merch store (theformatmerch.com)!

3) You can pre-order the live DVD at shows or on the merch store (theformatmerch.com).  Loads more information is coming soon about the release, which is set for October 30th.

We hope your summer is going well!


DOG PROBLEMS FOR FREE and more news [26 Jun 2007|11:47am]


haven't talked in awhile...in fact, it’s been so long since i've typed that
i actually forgot where the comma key was...i kept hitting shift and all
these other buttons...thus my first minutes of typing went like this...

"no that's not right"




"ok maybe i should look at the keyboard"

and now i’ve wasted 30 seconds of your life...you still owe me thirty...ah
forget it...i won’t hold you to it...i’m just happy to have a few days at
home to do nothing (that’s not true...i’ve gotta go to LA tomorrow nite and
finish up a kids song)...life was pretty nonstop after the guster
tour...we went to spain...rehearsed a lot for the dvd...played the dvd
show...and then sam and i had to go straight to hawaii for my sisters
wedding...now it’s all over and i have a few weeks off to brush up my
tennis skills (my basketball obsession is a thing of the past) before we
head out for the most exciting tour of our (what is starting to feel like
a very long) careers.


ok lemme fill you in on the important parts of that last paragraph (aside
from sisters wedding...when sam threw our car rental keys in the ocean)


we stressed out a whole lot...and for nothing...everything turned out
fantastic...thanks to everyone at the mayan theatre in LA, thanks to the
wonderful director Sam Erickson and his wonderful crew, thanks to mooka
kinney (www.mookakinney.com) for personally designing our amazing suits,
thanks to all of the guests (whom i will not name right now in hopes that
it might surprise someone when they buy the dvd), thanks to all of our
friends and family for supporting us on such a special night, and most
importantly thanks to the people who paid to see us freaking out and being
more nervous than we have ever been before...it really was my favorite
show that we have ever played and it couldn’t have been possible without
such a fun and patient crowd....now we just have to let the director put
it all together and it will be out in no time.


psyche!!!! tricked you...we aren’t going to make you pay for dog
problems...in honor of the 1 year anniversary we are going to be giving
away dog problems for free for the next couple of weeks...i know you’re
wondering why we would do such a thing...and it’s actually pretty
simple...we aren’t owned by a giant corporation so we can do whatever the
fuck we want....sure we are standing to lose a little bit of money...but i
get to make music for a living...if you haven’t had the opportunity to get
the record yet because you’ve been too busy trying to pay rent and working
a REAL job....than click there and go download it for free...we want you
to have it...and at least you’re not stealing it...it’s free...give it a
try...then put off rent to go see us playing at a city near you...which is
exactly what we are doing this summer...


this is it america, the last chance to check us out before we all grow
beards and go into "new album mode"...we're pretty much going everywhere
(don't get pissy just because we aren’t coming to your certain town in
iowa...thank god or whoever that we are even coming to iowa) and it’s going
to be with a whole bunch of bands that we love and hope you love too (we
don’t have to bring any bands out as favors or support any bands we've
never heard)...the only way i could possibly go on tour for almost 3
months is if it was worth it..and this tour is going to be so great that i
wish it could go all year....so get tickets now while you still have the
chance (or get them next week or the week after while you still have the
chance...but hopefully there will be no chances to get tickets after
that...being that we are giving our record away for free, i have to find
new ways to get money and pay for tennis lessons)

4. I THINK THAT’S IT! for now

see you this summer...thanks for everything.


nate & the format


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