If the lowercase and period cast doubt on whether fun. genuinely offers a good time, the music leaves no room for interpretation. This band is as sharp and sleek as Phoenix, with tinges of blue-blooded New York bands like The Strokes and Vampire Weekend. They're an indie pop party incarnate.

If the lowercase and period cast doubt on whether fun. genuinely offers a good time, the music leaves no room for interpretation. This band is as sharp and sleek as Phoenix, with tinges of blue-blooded New York bands like The Strokes and Vampire Weekend. They're an indie pop party incarnate.

Granted, that probably doesn't sound like everybody's idea of amusement. For those people, hey, Swans are in town the next night.