• 24 February 2014

Band form


Bleachers (formed 2013)
Bleachers is New York indie band and the side-project of Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff.

Formation: Bleachers was first announced in 2013, with Jack Antonoff from Fun. and Steel Train having been working on it throughout the year will on tour with Fun. He kept the project under wraps until the release of the band's first single, though it was first announced in a Facebook post by Mission Sound in 2013.

Musical career: Bleachers released their first single 'I Wanna Get Better' in 2014, with the video having been directed by 'Girls' actress Lena Dunham. The track topped the US Alternative Rock charts and was followed by singles 'Shadow', 'Rollercoaster' and 'Like a River Runs'. The debut album 'Strange Desire' dropped in July 2014 via RCA Records, reaching number 11 on the US charts.

'Don't Take The Money' Is The Long-Awaited New Song From Bleachers

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 31 March 2017

Bleachers Jack Antonoff

Jack Antonoff's band Bleachers are back with their latest song 'Don't Take The Money'.

Three years might not sound like a long time to wait for an album, but it feels like we've been waiting a lifetime for the follow-up to Bleachers' debut record. Thankfully, we don't have much longer to wait; new single 'Don't Take The Money' is the first track from their summer release.

Jack Antonoff returns with a new album from Bleachers

Since 2014's 'Strange Desire', Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff has been extremely busy on other projects, most recently co-writing and co-producing Lorde's new album 'Melodrama'. We have to say though, we've been missing Bleachers, and 'Don't Take The Money' featuring backing vocals from Lorde herself doesn't disappoint.

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Bleachers Gets A Feminine Makeover With Google Play Free Album 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 2'

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 28 September 2015

Bleachers Jack Antonoff Sia Charli XCX Carly Rae Jepsen

Jack Antonoff gives away some unique remixes as he begins work on album two.

Bleachers have got involved with Google Play's Free Album of the Week promotion by giving away a new album entitled 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 2', which is now available to download completely free of charge for a limited time only - so grab it quickly while the offer lasts.

Jack Antonoff continues his Steel Train tradition with 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 2'

The album is rather a companion album to Bleachers' debut album 'Strange Desire', featuring all the best tunes re-worked by stellar artists such as Sia ('Like a River Runs'), Charli XCX ('Rollercoaster') and Carly Rae Jepsen ('Shadow') among others. It's a reward for all the devotion fans have shown to Jack Antonoff and his latest pop project, as well as all his previous work with the likes of Fun. and, of course, Steel Train. 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 2', in fact, follows Steel Train's 2010 remix collection ('Terrible Thrills, Vol. 1') which had appearances the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Tegan and Sara, and Amanda Palmer, not to mention Jack's older sister Rachel Antonoff.

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Thank You And Sorry Trailer

Life on the road can be tough for a musician. Faced with constant rejections from venues, friends and lovers, some musicians are also forced to face off against tour managers that have rather disturbing personality traits. For one musician, the best way to deal with all of this, is to simply accept it, and move on with his career - no matter who he offends along the way. His obsessive germ phobia doesn't help. Singer Jack Antonoff and the members of his band, Bleachers, give a little bit of insight into the life of a touring band, blurring the lines of reality and comedy.

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Bonnaroo 2015 Is Here! Here's What The Rest Of The Weekend Has In Store

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 12 June 2015

Bonnaroo Deadmau5 Kendrick Lamar Alabama Shakes Tears For Fears Earth Wind And Fire Royal Blood Mini Mansions Slayer Mumford And Sons My Morning Jacket Bleachers Catfish And The Bottlemen Bassnectar Childish Gambino Hozier SBTRKT Billy Joel Florence and the Machine Robert Plant Spoon Brandi Carlile Twenty One Pilots

From Kendrick Lamar to Slayer, this year is definitely one of the best.

Bonnaroo is in full swing and while we've seen some pretty impressive acts so far, the musical forecast shows things are not going to get quieter anytime soon. One of America's biggest and most diverse summer events, fans flock in their thousands to Tennessee this weekend to welcome some of the world's top entertainers.

Image caption Charli XCX will be on her own tour this year too

The pair will co-headline the dates with support from up and coming LA musicians BORNS, kicking off in July at San Diego's Observatory North Park and coming to an end mid-August in Columbus, Ohio. It might seem like a random partnership, but Charli and Bleachers' frontman Jack Antonoff's friendship and creative relationship has blossomed since their 'In Ride Sessions' collaboration whereby Charli remixed Bleachers' 'Rollercoaster' and Jack did the same with Charli's 'Break the Rules' in a crazy mash-up.

Continue reading: Charli And Jack Do America! Charli XCX And Bleachers To Co-Headline This Summer

Bonnaroo 2015: More Thrills Added To The Summer Line-up

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 26 March 2015

Bonnaroo D'angelo Kacey Musgraves Billy Joel Mumford And Sons My Morning Jacket Slayer Tears For Fears Earth Wind And Fire Belle And Sebastian Against Me! Bleachers Royal Blood Hozier Dawes Catfish And The Bottlemen Alabama Shakes Florence and the Machine Twenty One Pilots Caribou Tove Lo Kendrick Lamar Childish Gambino Deadmau5 Bassnectar Flying Lotus SBTRKT Jamie XX Rudimental

D'angelo & The Vanguard, Kacey Musgraves and Songhoy Blues join headliners Billy Joel and Mumford & Sons.

More additions have been announced for Bonnaroo 2015 as the June event draws ever closer. D'angelo & The Vanguard, Kacey Musgraves and Songhoy Blues join an already stellar line-up for this 10-stage bonanza, while the full late night sets are also announced.

Image caption Budweiser Made in America

We explore the diverse Denver music scene as Budweiser unveil the latest in their series of documentaries ahead of the fast-approaching Budweiser Made in America festival.

When Jay-Z embarked on his Budweiser Made in America project, the ethos he wanted to represent was simple; bringing together bands and artists of all genres to celebrate the rich variation that has become the US musical community. And where better to enjoy this multi-genre theme than Denver, Colorado, home to the likes of everyone from gentle folk rock crooners The Lumineers to industrial Goth collective Velvet Acid Christ?

Continue reading: Dancing In Denver! Budweiser Made In America Explore Colorado's Exciting Music Scene

Made In Minnesota: Budweiser Made In America Documents The Best City Music Of The States

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 15 July 2014

Jay Z Kanye West Kings Of Leon The National Pharrell Williams J. Cole Bleachers Grimes Mayer Hawthorne Baauer Imagine Dragons John Mayer Steve Aoki Kendrick Lamar Weezer Cypress Hill Rita Ora Tiesto Babes In Toyland The Hold Steady Prince

We hit the Minnesota music scene in the run-up to Jay-Z's new summer festival.

Image caption Budweiser Made In America Press Conference at Los Angeles City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California - Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Budweiser

Budweiser Made in America festival is on its way and, to celebrate, the beer brand unveil a series of music documentaries in different States: this week we explore Minnesota!

Being such a huge part of the world, America has always borne a massively diverse music ethos. In almost every part of the country you can come across a different musical culture and it's with this idea in mind that world famous rap star Jay-Z decided to create Budweiser Made in America festival. It's sole purpose is to bring together a choice selection of both up-and-coming and well-established artists spanning all genres including rock, hip hop, R&B, electronic, punk... the list goes on.

Continue reading: Made In Minnesota: Budweiser Made In America Documents The Best City Music Of The States