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The Format
The Format performing in 2007 at the Opera House in Toronto
The Format performing in 2007 at the Opera House in Toronto
Background information
Origin Peoria, Arizona, United States
Genre(s) Indie Rock
Powerpop
Years active 20012008
Label(s) The Vanity Label
Website TheFormat.com
Members
Sam Means
Nate Ruess
Mike Schey
Don Raymond
Marko Buzard

The Format was an indie pop band formed by Arizona natives Nate Ruess and Sam Means. They went into a hiatus on February 4, 2008.[1] Their style can be considered a mixture of indie, alternative, punk, and folk music, with elements of 1960s and 1970s pop music.[2] Though Means and Ruess are the foremost members of the band, they have toured and recorded with Mike Schey, Mark Buzard, Don Raymond, and—for the DVD recording and summer 2007 tour—The Honorary Title's current drummer and The Format alumnus Adam Boyd. The Format chose their name to make fun of the music industry's inclination towards a cookie-cutter "format" for a hit. The Format is an upcoming album by rapper AZ, set for release on November 7, 2006. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,072 × 2,304 pixels, file size: 2. ... Peoria is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... The year 2008 in music is full of events, albums released by major artists and bands, and hit singles. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... The Vanity Label is an American record label created by Nate Ruess and Sam Means of The Format, the label’s only signed artist (as of 2007). ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The Honorary Title is an indie rock band hailing from Brooklyn, New York. ...

Contents

History

Before forming The Format in 2001,[3] Means and Ruess, who have been friends since grade school,[4] had been part of the band This Past Year, which had generated some record label interest but not a deal.[5]


Despite some critique from the mainstream music industry, the duo's first single, aptly titled "The First Single" from their five song demo, EP, became locally popular on Phoenix radio station KEDJ and led to the duo signing with Elektra Records in 2002. Their first studio album, Interventions + Lullabies, was released in October 2003 and was very successful around the Phoenix area. Despite no marketing by the record company (no video, no major promotions, no push for radio play outside of Phoenix), the band's fan base grew due to word of mouth, the Internet, and extensive touring, and the album sold over 100,000 copies in the US.[5] EP was the first EP and first release by American rock duo, The Format. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... KEDJ, 103. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Interventions + Lullabies is the first album and second release by American rock duo, The Format. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ...


By the end of 2004 and its intensive tour schedule, Means settled back to life in Arizona, marrying his longtime girlfriend Anita, an office manager. Ruess, in contrast, had relationship problems and was drinking alcohol excessively. Returning to the recording studio the following year helped him to recover.[5] He used the stormy relationship as a basis for much of the songwriting for The Format's second album, Dog Problems. (The couple got dogs at one point during their on-again-off-again relationship, and when it was ultimately over, Ruess had three dogs to look after.)[6] The sophomore record from The Format. ...


After Elektra folded, The Format released a second EP, Snails with sister label Atlantic Records in April 2005. As they began to work on their second full-length album, they drew on the influences of 1970s pop music, including Harry Nilsson, ELO and The Beach Boys, and decided to collaborate with Redd Kross founder Steven Shane McDonald whom they brought on as record producer.[5] But Atlantic Records executives were not impressed by the 1970s-pop-influenced demos and released The Format from its contract. Upon completing the album, Dog Problems, Ruess and Means, with help from their management company decided to release it themselves through their newly established imprint label: The Vanity Label.[7] Two months prior to the album's release, an MP3 version was leaked to the internet. In response, The Format decided to make the album immediately available digitally for only $7.99 via the Nettwerk Music Store, which led to the sale of over 2,000 digital copies prior to the album's official release.[5] Dog Problems was released in stores on July 11, 2006. The day the album was released, an episode of MTV's My Super Sweet 16 featuring The Format aired, on which they performed at a birthday-graduation party for Priya and Divya Kothapalli. Snails is the second EP and third release by American rock duo The Format. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994) was an American songwriter, singer, pianist, and guitarist, most popular during the 1960s and 1970s. ... ELO or Elo may refer to: Elo rating system for measuring relative strength of players in chess and other two-player games World Football Elo Ratings, a ranking system for mens national teams in football Árpád Élő (1903-1992), Hungarian creator of ELO rating system Electric Light Orchestra... The Beach Boys is an American rock and roll band. ... Redd Kross, a rock band from Hawthorne, California had their roots in 1978 in a band called The Tourists begun by Jeff and Steve McDonald while the brothers were still in middle school. ... Steven Shane McDonald (born May 24, 1967) was the bass player in the Los Angeles alternative rock/power pop band Redd Kross in the 1980s and 1990s. ... The sophomore record from The Format. ... For other uses, see MP3 (disambiguation). ... Nettwerk is a large Vancouver, British Columbia based record label and music management firm. ... The sophomore record from The Format. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... For the 2007 Movie, see Super Sweet 16: The Movie My Super Sweet 16 is an MTV reality series documenting the lives of upper class teenagers preparing and celebrating their traditional coming-of-age birthday parties. ...


Following the release of Dog Problems, The Format gained more national attention than ever before in the band's history. Their second release received high marks from various publications, even topping some Best of 2006 lists.


In 2006 The Format toured near constantly, supporting their own album Dog Problems as well as supporting The All American Rejects in September in the UK. The sophomore record from The Format. ... The All-American Rejects The All-American Rejects are a American power pop band that formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma. ...


In 2007, The Format played a show in Tokyo, Japan, was featured on Last Call with Carson Daly twice, co-headlined with Guster on their Campus Consciousness tour,[3] and toured with Reubens Accomplice, Piebald, Limbeck, Steel Train, and The Honorary Title. Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. ... Last Call with Carson Daly is a late night NBC talk show, hosted by former MTV VJ Carson Daly. ... Guster is an alternative rock band that is known for its live performances, unique sound, humor, and cult following formed by Adam Gardner, Ryan Miller, and Brian Rosenworcelin 1991 while attending Tufts University in Boston. ... A piebald horse A piebald is an animal, especially a horse, that has a spotting pattern of large white and black patches. ... Limbeck is an indie rock band hailing from Orange County, California. ... Steel Train is a five-piece band currently on Drive Thru Records. ... The Honorary Title is an indie rock band hailing from Brooklyn, New York. ...


The Japanese edition of Dog Problems, featuring a cover of Jellyfish's "Glutton of Sympathy" as a bonus track, was released on January 24, 2007. San Franciscos short-lived power pop band Jellyfish was a project whose core members were drummer/singer/songwriter Andy Sturmer, keyboard player/multi-instrumentalist Roger Joseph Manning Jr. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On June 25, 2007, celebrating the one year anniversary of Dog Problems, The Format offered the album in its entirety, including the liner notes in PDF form, for free on their official website. The offer was valid from June 25 to July 16, 2007. As of July 10, 2007, 36,000 people had downloaded the album. is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The sophomore record from The Format. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On February 4, 2008, The Format announced that they will putting the band on hiatus, with Nate Ruess posting the following message on the band's website: is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

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.[8]

Ruess already has plans to release a solo album which is scheduled to come out later in 2008.[citation needed]


Discography

Studio albums

Interventions + Lullabies is the first album and second release by American rock duo, The Format. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The sophomore record from The Format. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Compilations

  • B-Sides & Rarities (The Vanity Label, 2007)

EPs

  • EP (Western Tread, 2002)
  • Snails (Atlantic, 2005)
  • Live from the Living Room: Volume One (The Vanity Label, 2006)
  • And Now I Hope You're Alright - Live in California (The Vanity Label, 2006)
  • The Format Live: Exporting Insecurity (The Vanity Label, 2006)

EP was the first EP and first release by American rock duo, The Format. ... Snails is the second EP and third release by American rock duo The Format. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one_fifth of its surface. ... The Vanity Label is an American record label created by Nate Ruess and Sam Means of The Format, the label’s only signed artist (as of 2007). ...

DVD

  • Live at the Mayan Theatre (The Vanity Label, 2007)

The Vanity Label is an American record label created by Nate Ruess and Sam Means of The Format, the label’s only signed artist (as of 2007). ...

Singles

  • "The First Single" (Elektra, 2003)
  • "The Compromise" (The Vanity Label, 2006)
  • "Time Bomb" (The Vanity Label, 2006)
  • "Apeman" (The Vanity Label, 2006)
  • "She Doesn't Get It" (The Vanity Label, 2006)
  • "Dog Problems" (The Vanity Label, 2006)

Soundtracks

  • "Inches And Falling" was used as the main soundtrack for the 2007 movie Wedding Daze.
  • The single "The Compromise" is also featured on The Sims 2: Pets, with the words being sung in simlish.
  • "Let's Make This Moment A Crime" appeared in the soundtrack of Laguna Beach Episode 10: The First To Go.

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Various Artists compilations

  • Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen (Schoolhouse Records, 2003) - "For You"
  • Listen To Bob Dylan: A Tribute (Drive-Thru, 2005) - "Simple Twist of Fate"
  • Drive-Thru Records and Purevolume.com (Drive-Thru, 2005) - "Tie The Rope"
  • Acoustic Live & Rare 2006 & Last Character Standing, Vol. V (The Edge 103.9 fm) - "The Compromise (Acoustic)"
  • For the Kids Three - "Does Your Cat Have a Mustache?"

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. was the first album recorded by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music), and sold about 25,000 copies in the first year. ... Drive-Thru Records is a record label specializing largely in pop punk music. ... Simple Twist of Fate is a song by Bob Dylan, released on his 15th studio album Blood on the Tracks in 1975. ... KEDJ, 103. ...

References

  1. ^ "News Roundup: Arcade Fire, Gang of Four, Radiohead, the Format", Spin, 2008-02-04. Retrieved on 2008-04-10. 
  2. ^ Iwasaki, Scott. "The Format refuses to stick to a musical format", Deseret News, 2003-11-07, p. W11. 
  3. ^ a b McLennan, Scott. "The Format not just another emo band", Telegram & Gazette, 2007-04-10, p. E3. 
  4. ^ "Band of the day: The Format", Spin, 2006-07-14. Retrieved on 2008-02-05. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Laudig, Michele. "Format Busters", Phoenix New Times, 2006-07-06. Retrieved on 2008-02-05. 
  6. ^ Nguyen, Ann. "Bouncing back: The Format is more than just puppy chow: Duo thumbs its nose at the record industry and takes a walk with Dog Problems", Houston Chronicle, 2006-11-21, p. 3. 
  7. ^ Ferrucci, Patrick. "Label 'Problems' not a big deal for The Format", New Haven Register, 2006-10-27, p. W23. 
  8. ^ News post, titled "Important." The Format's official website. Accessed February 4, 2008.

Spin is a music magazine that reports on all the music that rocks. Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Deseret Morning News is a newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Utahs oldest continually published daily newspaper. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Worcester Telegram & Gazette is Worcester, Massachusettss only daily newspaper. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Spin is a music magazine that reports on all the music that rocks. Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Phoenix New Times is a free, weekly Phoenix, Arizona newspaper, put out every Thursday. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Houston Chronicle is a daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Haven Register is a Connecticut newspaper based out of New Haven, Connecticut. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Interventions + Lullabies is the first album and second release by American rock duo, The Format. ... The sophomore record from The Format. ... EP was the first EP and first release by American rock duo, The Format. ... Snails is the second EP and third release by American rock duo The Format. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... The Vanity Label is an American record label created by Nate Ruess and Sam Means of The Format, the label’s only signed artist (as of 2007). ... For the AZ album, see The Format (album). ...

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