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Bonnaroo Reveals Throwback SuperJam 2015 Lineup

Full-blown festival season is fast-approaching, and we’ve already seen artist portraits from Shaky Knees and Sasquatch! and heard Tom’s stories from Coachella. Bonnaroo will go down in Tennessee starting on 6/11, and this year’s lineup is overflowing with huge names. Kendrick Lamar, Belle & Sebastian, the War On Drugs, Florence + The Machine, Jamie xx,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 28, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Watch Bleachers Play A Great Live-In-Studio Cover Of Kanye West’s “Only One”

Last month, we posted fan-made footage of Bleachers, the great new-wave band led by Fun.’s Jack Antonoff, covering Kanye West’s elegiac single “Only One” in Detroit. And now the band has honed and perfected that cover, playing it live in studio for Transmitter. Antonoff’s arrangement of the song makes it sound like ’80s soft rock,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2015 - 10:52 am

Sia – “Big Girls Don’t Cry (Bleachers Remix)”

Sia Furler and Jack Antonoff are two music-business insiders now finding ways to weird up the mainstream on their own. Furler wrote hits for people like Rihanna before finding her own transgressive performance-art style of pop stardom. Antonoff, meanwhile, is a member of Fun. and a Taylor Swift collaborator, and he records excellently playful and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 24, 2015 - 11:01 am

Charli XCX & Bleachers Announce Charli & Jack Do America Tour

Charli XCX and Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers each siphon dark-tinged but eminently likable pop-rock from the never-ending ’80s, and they’ve already proved their compatibility when they covered each other’s songs for a Kia commercial. So I’m happy to report that they’re touring the West Coast and Midwest together this summer. The co-headlining trek is titled Charli… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 21, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Watch Bleachers Cover Kanye West’s “Only One” In Detroit

Last night during a livestreamed concert from Boston’s House Of Blues, Bleachers covered Kanye West’s “Only One.” An archive of that performance has yet to emerge, but it turns out Jack Antonoff’s band has been covering “Only One” at other dates on this tour, and at least one fan at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 8, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Bleachers – “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles Cover)

Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff must have been feeling especially inspired by The White Album (could you blame him?) because he recorded and shared a rough-and-tumble cover of the Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” from his hotel room in North Carolina. Antonoff breaks the song down into its most essential parts, adds some Autotune in place of the vocal… More »

By: James Rettig / March 26, 2015 - 7:01 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Serious giants occupy 5 Best Songs this week. You’ve got Kendrick Lamar, the architect of a new album so utterly dizzying and forceful it survived its semi-botched surprise release completely unscathed. Then you’ve got Grimes and Bleachers on the same track, plus an explosive new one from Death Grips, and of course, another song from… More »

By: Stereogum / March 20, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Grimes & Bleachers – “Entropy”

Grimes first linked up with Fun. co-leader Jack Antonoff on “Take It Away,” a 2014 song from Antonoff’s solo side project Bleachers. And now they’ve teamed up once again, this time for an absolutely dazzling pop song called “Entropy.” It’s a power-pop tune, more or less, with the same sort of sparkling production that Antonoff… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2015 - 8:26 am

Bleachers – “Rollercoaster (How To Dress Well Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Bleachers’ “Rollercoaster” is #4 at alternative radio. It soundtracks two separate ad campaigns starring frontman Jack Antonoff. It was the basis for a conversation between Antonoff and Bill Nye about the science of “rollercoastering.” And now the ace ’80s synthpop throwback has inspired a remix by How To Dress Well’s Tom Krell, who had thi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 3, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Watch Bill Nye The Science Guy And Jack Antonoff The Bleachers Guy Discuss Rollercoastering

Under his Bleachers guise, Jack Antonoff scored a hit with “Rollercoaster.” And for some reason there’s a new video in which Bill Nye The Science Guy visits Antonoff’s house to discuss the history and science of what Nye calls “rollercoastering.” Here’s what Antonoff told The Fader about the encounter:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 24, 2015 - 3:02 pm

Amid A Rumored Clash Of Egos, Fun. Claim They’re Not Breaking Up

The band Fun. blew the fuck up in 2012 with the album Some Nights, but they haven’t gotten around to recording a follow-up, and they don’t seem to be in any hurry. Last year, Jack Antonoff recorded a well-received album with his solo side project Bleachers, and he wrote songs and produced for Taylor Swift. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2015 - 10:05 am

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year’s biggest pop songs; now let’s run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. (“Bang… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Watch Charli XCX And Bleachers Cover Each Other’s Songs In A Kia

For some reason, Kia has commissioned Charli XCX and Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff to sing each other’s songs for a new ad campaign called In-Ride Sessions. Antonoff sings Charli’s “Break The Rules” while they cruise through a neon dreamworld in a Kia, then she sings Bleachers’ “Rollercoaster” (which has now been part of two major adMore »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Watch Bleachers’ Apple Pay Ad

Back when Apple pulled that whole U2 stunt, they also announced Apple Pay, a way to pay for products using your phone instead of a credit card. Bleachers star in Chase’s new ad for the service. Jack Antonoff’s band is pictured putting on a rooftop concert and paying for all necessary measures — guitar tune-up,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 24, 2014 - 3:18 pm

10 Cover Songs By Chvrches, Ranked

It was just over two years ago that Glasgow trio Chvrches first tapped their synth keys into our hearts with their dark, romantic pop. Aside from their Recover EP and full-length debut The Bones Of What You Believe, the band has given us a lot of listening material, covering songs by many other artists at… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / November 17, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Watch Bleachers & Chvrches Cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way”

Last night, VH1 held its annual “You Oughta Know” concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. which celebrates the year’s most promising up-and-coming artists, a list which included Sam Smith, Tove Lo, and Echosmith. Bleachers and Chvrches also played at the show individually, and Lauren Mayberry came out to perform with Jack Antonoff’s side… More »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014 - 9:38 am

Jack Antonoff & Grimes Are Collaborating Again

The Fun. co-leader Jack Antonoff is building a strong and lucrative second career as a behind-the-scenes songwriter type; he produced and co-wrote Taylor Swift’s excellent “Out Of The Woods.” So it’s intriguing to think about what he and Grimes could do together. Grimes appeared on “Take Me Away,” a hazy track from Antonoff’s solo side… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2014 - 9:23 am

Watch Bleachers Play Conan With Lil’ Bleachers

Bleachers played “Rollercoaster” from their debut album, Strange Desire, on last night’s Conan, and they brought out a bunch of little kids (Lil Bleachers!) that were wearing identical clothes to mirror them throughout the whole performance. It’s really cute! That’s all of them above hanging out backstage at the show. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / November 6, 2014 - 6:34 pm

Bleachers – “Rollercoaster” Video

Jack Antonoff is the co-leader of fun. and the guy who co-wrote and produced Taylor Swift’s excellent “Out Of The Woods.” He also has a solo side project called Bleachers, and he released a great and surprising debut album called Strange Desire earlier this year. In his new video for the busy, gleaming new wave… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2014 - 10:12 am

Photos: Boston Calling

This past weekend brought the second Boston Calling Festival of 2014. This edition featured the Replacements, the National, and Lorde as the major headliners, along with Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish Gambino, Nas, Spoon, the War On Drugs, and a lot more. Above you can find a gallery of performance shots and portraits by photographer Lui… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 9, 2014 - 1:30 pm
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