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Listen Vintage Cafe: fun. WXPN

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


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

Read The Year In Pop Charts: Return Of The Monoculture

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

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

Read The Most Important Band Of Your College Years

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Read He Keeps fun. Running

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


Read NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2012 (So Far)

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

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

Read A Summer With Fun.

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


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

Read Patti Smith, Best Coast, Debo Band And More

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


Freddie Merucury, performing live with Queen, circa 1970.

Watch Old Music Tuesday: Queen

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

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

Listen fun. In Concert

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


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

Listen SXSW Late Night Dispatch: Friday

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


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

Watch How A Band Called 'fun.' Found Its Way To No. 1

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


Listen fun: An Anthem For The Outsiders

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


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