Fun for Antonoff, Ruess and Dost
Steel Train frontman Jack Antonoff has signed on for Fun, the latest project by former Format leader Nate Ruess. The group, which also features former Anathallo keyboardist
Andrew Dost, has spent the past few months working on songs for their new group and will enter a Los Angeles studio with producer Steven McDonald (Red Kross) and arranger Roger Joseph Manning Jr (Jellyfish) to start work on their first album September 1. As of press time, Funs debut is slated for release on Nettwerk Records in early 2009.
McDonald and Manning Jr. both also worked on The Formats 2006 indie-pop breakthrough, Dog Problems. Fun will hit the road November 8 for a series of shows with Jacks Mannequin. Meanwhile, Steel Train will perform at St. Petersburg, FLs The State Theater this evening.