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Concerts

fun. perform at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

May 3, 2012 Hear the band behind the wildly popular song "We Are Young" in a concert recorded at the 9:30 Club.

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Studio Sessions

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November 4, 2013 Hear a 2012 session with the group behind the ubiquitous, infectious single "We Are Young."

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Interviews & Profiles

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

September 1, 2012 We've been following the band on a growth spurt as it crosses the country, and a couple of oceans.

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Nate Ruess before fun.'s show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on Friday.

June 23, 2012 For the summer season, we'll follow the band — and its backstage crew — as it hits the road.

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"We Are Young" is the breakout single from fun.'s second album, Some Nights.

March 18, 2012 The pop-rock trio with a period in its name has broken out with the smash single "We Are Young."

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Discover Songs

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September 29, 2009 fun's brilliantly catchy, sweetly rousing "All the Pretty Girls" is the definition of pop.

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News

The stars of 2012, online and on air (from left): Nate Ruess of fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen and Psy.

December 25, 2012 Two things make for great years in pop: variety and shared pleasure. 2012 had both.

Lighting director Jackie Finney runs the light show during concerts for the band fun.

August 18, 2012 We're following the band fun. and its crew (including lighting director Jackie Finney) on tour.

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

July 14, 2012 Guitar tech Shane Timm is in charge of the 45 pieces of equipment that travel with the band's tour.

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Reviews

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September 29, 2009 fun's brilliantly catchy, sweetly rousing "All the Pretty Girls" is the definition of pop.

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More Stories

Neil Young (clockwise from upper left), fun., James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, early era R.E.M.

September 4, 2012 Few bands seem to matter to us as much as the ones we discover in our youth

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Covers of albums on NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2012 (So Far) list.

June 25, 2012 Highlights from the first half of 2012 include albums from Jack White, Usher and Alabama Shakes.

Clockwise from top left: Best Coast, Patti Smith, Debo Band, fun.

May 8, 2012 On this week's show, hear some of our favorite new tracks, plus a few musical surprises.

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Freddie Merucury, performing live with Queen, circa 1970.

May 8, 2012 Where have all the flamboyant men in rock gone?

Catherine Harris-White of the hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction performs at Red 7 in Austin, Texas during the South By Southwest music conference.

March 17, 2012 Day three at South by Southwest included a set from the band with the biggest song in the country.

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  • Album: Aim and Ignite
  • Artist: Fun.
  • Label: Nettwerk
  • Released: 2009