fun. is giving fans a special gift this holiday season. The band is giving away a free EP, Before Shane Went to Bangkok: fun. Live in the USA, on their website.
By submitting your email address, you can get a free download of the six-track set, which includes live versions of tracks from both of their studio albums, 2009’s Aim and Ignite and 2012’s Some Nights, as well as the previously-unreleased track, "What the F**k."
Frontman Nate Ruess posted a message with the link to the download, noting that the group’s recent two-year tour was an amazing experience for the band, and saying he wanted to share some live cuts from it to celebrate their success.
“What was supposed to be just another album and touring cycle, turned into the craziest two years any of us have ever had,” Nate writes. “If I were to be asked the very unoriginal question of ‘what was the highlight of it all so far?’, and had to answer it honestly -- I would have to say the unwavering support and energy that you guys provided at all of our shows. After all, we never thought any of this would happen…all we ever wanted (at the time) was to continue to play the wild and crazy shows that we had grown so accustomed to at the incarnation of this group.”
Before Shane Went to Bangkok: fun. Live in the USA will also be released on 12-inch vinyl sometime in 2014. You can pre-order the record on fun.’s official website. Only 1,000 copies of the set will be made available.
Here's the track list:
“Out on the Town”
“What the F**k”