The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.


By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 20, 2009 5:35PM

Photo by Kevin Estrada
The Format's Nate Ruess, Anathallo's Andrew Dost, and Steel Train's Jack Antonoff make up the core of new "super"-group fun., but we're told the auxiliary line-up fluctuates from show to show. We were just sent an MP3 of a jaunty tune off their forthcoming full length and just had to share it with you.

"At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)" has the power-pop stamp of Ruess's The Format all over it, and it's intricate harmonies and hard bopping rhythms makes our mouth water for more material.

Snag the track for yourself and we guarantee if everyone plays it at the same time it'll force the sun's reemergence and dispel the overcast and rainy gloom outside of our window today.

MP3: fun. "At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)"

Fun plays on May 8 at Subterranean, 2011 W North, 9 p.m., $13 advance / $15 at the door, 17+ Sadly, we have been informed that fun. is NOT playing that Chicago date of the tour. Color us sad.