Fun. (band)

3:32pm

Fri February 8, 2013
The Record

Famous Behind The Scenes, A Hitmaker Covets The Spotlight

Originally published on Fri February 8, 2013 5:09 pm

Producer and songwriter Jeff Bhasker is nominated for four Grammy Awards this weekend, including producer of the year, non-classical division.
Ninelle Efremova Courtesy of the artist

In the hippest building on what has been called the coolest block in America, Venice Beach's Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Jeff Bhasker is wearing white jeans and a T-shirt, smoking an American Spirit cigarette. He's seated at his brand new piano in his brand new apartment.

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9:03am

Mon December 10, 2012
The Record

Grammy Nominations 2012: The Comedown

Originally published on Mon December 10, 2012 10:32 am

Nate Ruess performs at the Grammy nominations concert on Dec. 5. Ruess's band, fun., was nominated for Album, Record and Song of the year.
Kevin Winter Getty Images

4:12am

Sat September 1, 2012
The Record

Summer's Over, But fun.'s Just Getting Started

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:15 pm

All Good fun.: Band members (from left) Jack Antonoff, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess (before he quit smoking) in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

It's late in August, and after six straight months of touring, Nate Ruess is in the parking lot of the Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium in Billings, Mo. Ruess, who sings in the band fun., owners of one of the year's biggest hits "We Are Young," has just finished assembling a portable basketball hoop outside the band's tour bus.

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4:31am

Sat August 18, 2012
The Record

It's Her Spotlight, The Band Just Lives In It

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:17 pm

Lighting director Jackie Finney runs the light show during concerts for the band fun.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Summer's slowing down, but the band fun. is still cruising at a high speed. Along with Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR Music has been following fun. this summer, checking in with the band as it continues on its world tour.

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4:20am

Sat July 14, 2012
The Record

He Keeps fun. Running

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:31 pm

Shane Timm tunes Jack Antonoff's guitar on the stage at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn before a fun. show in June.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

When NPR's Scott Simon spoke with singer Nate Ruess of the band fun. three weeks ago, the band was wrapping up a marathon tour of the United States in support of its album Some Nights and the hit single "We Are Young."

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