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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 pop album to come out so far this year. If you don’t, well… “I Really Like You” is still a jam of a lead single, and here it’s been given a… More »

By: 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 One,” and two weeks ago, he even jammed to the ’80s with Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis at Bonnaroo. More »

By: 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 white, the first episode follows Antonoff and his band to Chicago, where they play “Rollercoaster” to a sold-out crowd and hijinks ensue. This kind of thing wouldn’t be funny to… More »

By: 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 SuperJams this year, a Sunday bluegrass one and last night’s main ’80s-themed “throwback” party led by Pretty Lights with DMC, Rob Trujillo (Metallica), Jack Antonoff, Chance The Rapper, Reggie Watts,… More »

By: 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, named the event Shadow Of The City in reference to the fact that Jersey is always overshadowed by the metropolis of New York City. The festival was thought up a… More »

By: 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 about. It’s an incredibly strange experience. You’re in this smaller-than-it-looks space between buildings, surrounded by tourists and rabid-superfan types at zero o’clock in the morning. The sun is barely up. More »

By: 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 of the title track by Sia. “Like A River Runs” is the third single from Antonoff’s Strange Desire album, and this EP centers around a new version of that track,… More »

By: 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 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
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