One last, pretty exciting thing - starting today, The Format will be offering their 2006 release, Dog Problems, for FREE as a download via their website. The offer only lasts through July 16, so if for some ridiculous reason you still haven't heard the album, go pick it up immediately. All you have to do is submit your email address to their mailing list, which you can opt out of at any time (if you're already on the list, just enter your email again, you won't get multiple emails because they've "hired elves to comb through and delete all duplicates").
You may remember that the album's title track was my #15 favorite song in 2006, and while the album itself didn't make it into my top 10 for the year, I certainly played the crap out of it on my show and wrote about it quite a bit. (I also got to see the band twice last year - at the End and Exit/In.)
And why is The Format giving the album away? According to lead singer Nate Ruess - "owning our own publishing and master has allowed us the freedom to experiment. We'd be doomed if we sat around and waited for things like radio play to come around. We're just not that band."