Welcome Back with The Format


Ft. Lauderdale was nice, but I must admit that it is good to be back in ole’ KY. First off, massive kudos to Connor for posting some great music while I was off getting tan and tipsy. Secondly, and regretably, I did not get to attend Langerado. %&*#!! Yes, I am just as disappointed as you are. Although I did travel to the festival site only to stand 1/2 a mile away listening to what sounded like The Secret Machines. The 12,000 people inside sounded like they were having a blast, and with good reason. Langerado is only in it’s third year and has gone from a small Floridian concert, to a full scale regional (if not, national) festival attraction. Alongside it’s growing popularity, tons of sources have been praising the festival including the chumps over at Rolling Stone. If their kind words aren’t enough, then maybe you should just take a look at this picture to validify the sheer greatness of this year’s festival.

That’s a bubble walking Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips, if you were wondering. Damn! It’s ok, I have my tickets and anticipation for Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza holding me over. (Speaking of Lollapalooza, man oh man, what a great lineup they’ve thrown together. A very nice treat to return from break to, so I better see some of you guys there with me!)

Now, back to business. Let it be known that (somehow) in my lengthy absence, my post-worthy music collection has grown insuperably. I’m not quite sure how this phenomenon occurred, but I am oozing with music to give to everyone.

The Format are one of my favorite bands, and they should be one yours too! Despite the drought of music between LPs, they’ve managed to release B-Sides and hidden EPs that have kept everyone content. Their new album, Dog Problems, is receiving the final touches from their record label and should be slated for release relatively soon. They’re currently touring with Motion City Soundtrack along with a slew of their own headlining dates.

So enough about the news, let’s hear the music. They just released an Acoustic EP to those that are in their inner circle, with very little accompanying details. With a new album coming up, I would venture to say that only 1 or (at the most) 2 of these tracks appear on their new album. Regardless, they’re all brand new songs and performed so great acoustically, I’m almost nervous to hear them performed with a full band. (Check out the live video too!)

[MP3] The Format1000 Umbrellas
[MP3] The FormatPick Me Up
[MP3] The FormatThe Compromise
[MP3] The FormatWind That Blows
[MP3] The FormatShe Doesn’t Get It

[VIDEO] The FormatThe Compromise (Live Acoustic Video)

Be sure to look for their new album and catch them on tour for an unreal show. Also, they sent an email out asking for people to be their MySpace friend. Become allies with The Format at their MySpace!

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