Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Format TONIGHT At The Avalon

The Format

[MP3] The Format - She Doesn't Get It
[MP3] The Format - The Compromise

I love The Format. I don't just love The Format - I WUBBBBBB The Format. Nothing gets me and my co-worker Cat dancing around the office faster than the opening refrain of "Time Bomb." Call them "emo" if you must (they're so not), but know right now I have been a huge fan of these gentlemen since their TREMENDOUS yet ill fated Atlantic debut Interventions and Lullabies. I have no problem slapping people who call them "emo."

After a very public battle with Atlantic over their follow up record the band were dropped from the label. All looked lost for The Format but instead of wallowing in self pity they opted to put the record out on their own through Nettwerk - their managements company. Very smart move. 2006's Dog Problems was well received by the press and went on to sell 12K copies in its first week alone. Dog Problems easily made my top albums of the year list and still refuses to leave my car stereo. This album is pure happiness.

To celebrate the one year anniversary of Dog Problems release; the band made the entire record available for download in their website COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE. That deal ended on July 16th (sorry for the late news reporting) but be sure to download my two favorite tracks from the album above.

The Format are in the midst of their summer tour with Limbeck, Steel Train, The Honorary Title, and Reubens Accomplice. Click here for dates. LA Readers can catch The Format live TONIGHT at the Avalon in Hollywood Tonight.

You can also pick up Dog Problems on Vinyl for $10 through The Format's merch store.

VIDEO: The Format - "Dog Problems"

Comments on "The Format TONIGHT At The Avalon"


Blogger mao said ... (August 02, 2007 2:34 PM) : 

i'm still sad i missed this, but i hope you guys had a good time! one day.. i will see the format live.


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