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[on repeat] fun.//We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)

I heard the tail end of this track on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic the other day and pretty much forgot about it…that is until I rediscovered it on Elbows earlier today and the rest is history.

fun. is an indie pop trio based in NY that was formed by Nate Ruess (you may remember him from The Format).  Now I have to admit, this is one of those bands that’s been on my radar for awhile now, but i’ve never really given them a good, honest listen.  But this track has me excited for what’s to come, and thanks to spotify, i’ve been catching up on what i’ve been missing.

The track in question is “We Are Young,”  (stream it/watch it below, then download it on iTunes) the latest from the trio and first single off their yet-to-be-titled sophomore album, and just happens to feature some vocals from the one and only Janelle Monáe.  Rumor has it the new LP will be released early 2012, so in the meantime, familiarize yourself ournameisfun.com and be sure to take note of their tour dates — they’ll be hitting the road tomorrow (10/1), and while it’s mostly a East Coast/Midwest tour, they will be playing the Troubadour on Nov. 14th.