Guster have just announced that they will release a new six-song EP called On The Ocean, out August 2 on their own Ocho Mule label. The EP features b-sides from their latest album Easy Wonderful, along with live acoustic tracks and remixes.
Additionally, the band will join Jack's Mannequin on a co-headline tour that kicks off August 2, the same day the EP becomes available.
Keep reading of On The Ocean track list and tour dates.
The 2010 touring season is officially in effect for fun. Almost a week into their month long winter tour with Jack’s Mannequin, the rock/pop trio is excited to announce Spring tour dates with both Motion City Soundtrack (Apr 6–Apr 25) and Paramore (w/ Reliant K Apr 26-May16), including a stop at Bamboozle on May 2 in New Jersey. Additionally, the UK fans have spoken and fun. heard ‘em; the band will make their way overseas to play their first ever show in London at The Social on March 23 (full list of tour dates are below).
It’s been no secret that Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams is a fan of fun. From tweeting about her self-proclaimed love of the band (dear @ournameisfun - i love your music. goodnight) to tipping the band in a recent issue of Seventeen Magazine (For a good time, listen to fun. –I’m obsessed with them right now!), to selecting fun. as one of her “Big Hopes For 2010” in NME, she has been one of the band’s biggest supporters. Motion City Soundtrack first forged a friendship with fun., or more specifically frontman Nate Ruess, when he toured with Motion City Soundtrack back in 2006 with former band The Format.
To celebrate the kick-off of their 2010 tour season, fun. has just released the single, “At Least I’m Not as Sad (As I Used To Be),” as a 7” vinyl that also includes a clear CD, all wrapped up in some extra snazzy packaging. Fans can grab their copy at the live shows or HERE.
“With its dance-happy, sing-along sensibilities, the brilliantly catchy ‘All The Pretty Girls’ is the definition of pop, complete with rousing percussion, gorgeous strings and [Nate] Ruess’ slick vocals.” – NPR “Song of the Day”
As they wrap up their tour supporting Taking Back Sunday and dive into more headline dates on the west coast, fun. debut a brand new video for “All The Pretty Girls,” – the popular track off their critically acclaimed debut album Aim And Ignite. Directed by Isaac Rentz, it features Nate, Andrew, Jack, a lot of pretty girls, and the real stars (or victims) of the video, the fun. piñatas. Check it out HERE. (tour dates below)
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