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So last Friday, everyone was all amped on that pope single, but come balloting time for this week’s 5 Best Songs, @Pontifex doesn’t get a single vote! Really says something about our attention span as a music-listening populace, you guys. Anyway, all of us here at Stereogum HQ have been stocking up on batteries and… More »

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 »

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 »

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Florence Welch, Noel Gallagher, Hozier Contribute To “Boob Spelled Backwards Is Boob” Charity Song

If you think this idea screams "morning radio," you would be entirely correct, but it's still a nice story. "The Boob Project" is a big…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2015 - 10:10 am

Hear Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sia, Tinashe, & Other Female Artists Cover Bleachers

Jack Antonoff sprang to fame as part of the carnival-pop act Fun. -- and lesser-known indie folkers Steel Train -- but he's made an eve…
Caitlin White | September 28, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Charli XCX & Bleachers Cancel US Tour

Since the first leg finished up in Columbus, I attended Charli XCX and Bleachers' Charli & Jack Do America Tour. They both put on a…
Chris DeVille | August 21, 2015 - 5:48 pm

Bleachers – “Like A River Runs” Video

Bleachers, Fun. co-leader Jack Antonoff's side project group, released the shockingly great debut album Strange Desire a year ago, and it's been steadily building momentum…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2015 - 10:07 am

Carly Rae Jepsen – “I Really Like You (Bleachers Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

If you live in Japan, where Carly Rae Jepsen's new album E•MO•TION has already been released, you know that it's pretty much the best po…
James Rettig | July 9, 2015 - 11:00 am

Watch Bleachers Cover The Cranberries At Logo’s Trailblazer Honors

Lately, it seems like Jack Antonoff of Bleachers is everywhere. He did a song with Grimes, he's been covering Kanye's emotional New Years lullaby "Only
Caitlin White | June 29, 2015 - 10:12 am

Watch Bleachers’ New Scripted Docu-Series Thank You And Sorry

Bleachers just released their new scripted documentary-series, Thank You And Sorry, with a fictionalized synopsis that mirrors the “day-in-the-life” documentary aesthetic. Shot in black and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 16, 2015 - 3:48 pm

Watch Jon Hamm, Zach Galifianakis, Chance The Rapper, & Jack Antonoff Cover The ’80s At Bonnaroo’s SuperJam

SuperJam is a unique late-night tent destination at Bonnaroo at which disparate artists take turns knocking out a set of classic covers. There are two…
Scott Lapatine | June 14, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Bleachers Announces New Jersey-Focused Music Fest Shadow Of The City

Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff announced that he will start a New Jersey-centric music festival beginning in September. Antonoff, who grew up in the Garden State,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 9, 2015 - 10:29 am

Watch Charli XCX & Jack Antonoff “Doing It” On TODAY

I once went to one of the TODAY show's free outdoor morning shows in New York, mostly because it seemed like a thing to write…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Sia – “Like A River Runs” (Bleachers Cover)

Jack Antonoff has released a live Bleachers EP called Like A River Runs that features a 15-minute conversation with a dream specialist and a cover…
Caitlin White | June 2, 2015 - 1:12 pm

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…
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" i…
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…
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…
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…
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…
James Rettig | March 26, 2015 - 7:01 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…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2015 - 8:26 am
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