Tuesday, December 29, 2009

one of the favorites

Today I'm talking about one of my favorite bands- the Format. Originally from Arizona, the band broke up after two albums. These two albums are some of my favorites. I listen all the time, and I am eagerly following Nate (left) and his new band, fun.
And I scream as loud as anyone/But when asked to make a point I tend to whisper

I was lucky enough to see the Format live before they broke up. It was my freshman year of college, and they performed in Tucson. They performed in front of a Dairy Queen on University Blvd, and I got registered as a Democrat at the show.

When I said, "I hate what I've become"/I lied, I hated who I was

This show remains in my mind a turning point. From who I was in high school, to who I am becoming during my college years. The band seems to know who I am and what I'm thinking (Why don't I just give in?/Have a drink and shake some hands) to who my family is (That is just like my mom/Never lets go, never lets me grow old/I wanna pay her back/But love is nothing you can tax).

We know I cant construct a poem/'Cause words like girls get bored and run

Like I said, the band is now defunct. Nate is working with the wonderful band fun. and Sam is being a dad to little Lola, pictured.

Here are some video links to begin your Format education: The Compromise video, She Doesn't Get It video, and one of my favorite songs, Snails, performed live. Nate's new band's music video, All the Pretty Girls.

Al images from the FuckYeahtheFormat tumblr, or FuckYeahNateRuess.

What's your favorite band? Favorite music videos?


  1. ohhhh my goodness. i freaking LOVE the format. i'm dying to get dog problems on vinyl. i listen to it all the time. sadly, i was a late comer to the format and never got to see them live :(. crossing my fingers for a reunion tour!

    and fun. is awesome too. i'm going to see them in february and am soo excited.

  2. @chelseybell- they're so so good. they make me so happy! i hope they get back together, they are so lovely.

    i want to see fun! they come to arizona often enough, but i'm just never able to see them. post about the show when you go!