Last updated: 06/25/2012 11:00:00 AM
Fun. (stylized fun.) is an American indie pop band based in New York City, New York that was formed by Nate Ruess, formerly of The Format. After the 2008 breakup of The Format, Ruess left Arizona to develop his career in New York City. Ruess then formed Fun with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train. Fun recorded their debut album, Aim and Ignite in August 2009 with producer Steven McDonald and arranger Roger Joseph Manning, Jr., the former keyboardist of Jellyfish.
Fun made its first single, "Benson Hedges". In addition, the band announced that if Fun's Facebook page reached 40,000 fans by December 1, a new Christmas single, "Believe in Me," would be released for free download. This goal was met, and Fun did indeed release the single for free.
In February 2010, Fun supported Jack's Mannequin on their headline tour, along with Vedera which was followed by their first UK appearances in March. Their current touring band also includes Rob Kroehler, Emily Moore, Nate Harold, and Jon "Jonny Thunder" Goldstein.