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Interview Time with Nate of The Format

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If anyone complains about new music today they're not buying the right cds. Arizona's The Format came out with one of the best new discs of any year and is in LAist's Top 5 of 2006, which is quite a feat since there were so many great ones that came out this year.

Fun, happy, hopeful, easy to get into, "Dog Problems" was there for us as we fell asleep, there for us as we drove around the country, and there for us when we woke up.

This summer we were lucky enough to see them play at a sold-out Avalon and we even took this video to capture some of the magic and love that permeated the famed club. The kids sang along with every word, the girlies danced and the boys were envious of the longhaireds onstage, but in a nice way.

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For weeks we knew the odds were good that we could score an interview with Nate Ruess from the Format but what do you say about an absolutely perfect record other than "uhhhhhhhh great fucking record"? Fortunately we scrounged together some questions and after the jump you'll get to see what our buddy had to say.

If you're in town this weekend do yourself a favor and head over to the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal Studios and even if you've never heard of this band, check them out and you will believe in the power of great music and good vibes. Trust us on this one.