The Format is an incredible band from Tempe, Arizona and they are one of the greatest bands out there today. I accidentally stumbled onto them during a frighteningly homesick period of time about two years ago when I would buy a cd just because the band was from Phoenix. I heard my share of crap music but it was worth it to find The Format. They have a new album coming out this summer and here's some tracks and demos from it ...
Now ... here's the thing ... The Format, much like a less pussy versions of Dashboard Confessional, is currently known for being very moody and very acoustic and very young and very shaggy, a sort of band that when you go to one of their shows there's a large amount of teenage girls bouncing and singing along to every single song. Good music, all in all, and you get a good sense of that with the demos.
But the two tracks that appear next off of their new album ... makes them sound an awful lot like Queen.
And that's a tit bit frightening.