The Format

The Format

You’ll get no apologies from The Format when it comes to dissecting their brand of rousing, straight ahead pop music. Sam Means and Nate Ruess, the bright, prolific duo who make up the new Elektra group, both barely scraping their early 20’s, have crafted a sparkling, spirited 12 song hook-laden epic that defies you not to hum along. The debut is a cocktail of diverse flavors, with emphasis on the singer/songwriting nucleus that mixes a knack for Beatlesque melodies with ‘80’s styled layerings, including big fat drum machines, idyllic synths and... more