FUN. MAKES DEBUT ALBUM AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FREE
Fun. is celebrating the five-year anniversary of the release of its debut album by making the whole thing available online for free. According to Alternative Press, the group's debut, Aim And Ignite, came out on August 25th, 2009 and is now available for free download on Noise Trade for five days.
Aim And Ignite was released by independent label Nettwerk Records and frontman Nate Ruess told us he was happy with the job the company did even though Fun. moved to the bigger Fueled By Ramen label shortly thereafter: "I think we were really lucky to have someone like Nettwerk be there for us. They made me feel comfortable right away because I had come out of my last band and basically within like two weeks of that, they were like, 'Oh, don't worry, we're like, we wanna release this Fun. album.' I thought that they did a wonderful job and it was perfectly at the pace that we needed, but after I met with Fueled By Ramen, I got really excited about the prospect of being able to reach a wider audience."
Aim And Ignite paved the way for the trio's breakout sophomore album, 2012's Some Nights, which has sold more than two million copies and featured the Number One single "We Are Young."
Fun. frontman Nate Ruess told Rolling Stone earlier this year that work had begun on the follow-up to Some Nights.
Meanwhile, Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff scored his own chart-topper on the Modern Rock chart with "I Wanna Get Better," the first single from his side project Bleachers.
Bleachers' debut disc, Strange Desire, came out in July and debuted at Number 11 on the Billboard album chart.
Fun. was nominated last year for six Grammy Awards and won two in February 2013, for Best New Artist and Song of the Year.
CHECK IT OUT: Listen to Fun.'s entire debut album here:
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