The Format’s popularity has been rising over the past two years. Their first album, “Interventions and Lullabies,” came out in 2003. You can blame it on bad timing, but their label, Elektra, went out of business around that same time. Without the support of their label, they had minimal success with their debut album.
I saw them back in 2004 when they toured with Yellowcard. I thought they were very good, but at the time I had never heard of them and didn’t pay as much attention to them as I should have. It wasn’t too long after that concert that I picked up their debut album and gave it my full attention. Once it entered into my cd player, it stayed there for months.
“Dog Problems” is their latest album. They are now considered an indie band and put out their album through their management company, Nettwerk. Even with this unconventional idea, they have found greater success with “Dog Problems.” I’m sure if you give The Format a chance, you will be a fan.
Here is The Format’s “She Doesn’t Get It”