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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

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

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. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014

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 More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 24, 2014

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

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

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'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2014

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

Osheaga 2014: Lorde, The Replacements, HAIM, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, & More

More than most North American cities, Montreal gets it right when it comes to hosting music festivals. Fortunate enough to have a setting like Parc Jean-Drapeau, located in the heart of the city, a five-minute subway ride from downtown, the Canadian city is able to pull off a music-and-arts festival like Osheaga with relative ease. More »

By: Adrien Begrand / August 4, 2014

Listen To Jack Antonoff On Marc Maron’s WTF

Recently Chris examined Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff's new project Bleachers, and today Antonoff appeared on Marc Maron's super-popular podcast WTF. Head there now and give it a listen. More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 17, 2014

Watch Bleachers Play Fallon

Jack Antonoff continued his promotional tour for Bleachers' Strange Desire last night with a performance of album highlight "I Wanna Get Better" on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show. The audio mix didn't do Antonoff's less-than-stellar vocals any favors, but the song remains a rush. Watch below, followed by a video in which Antonoff explains how… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 16, 2014

Watch Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers Telethon That Aired On Cable Access Last Night

Strange Desire, Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff's debut album as Bleachers, is out today. Last night, without any prior promotion, the band aired a half-hour faux-telethon called Thank You Very Much on cable access TV stations in New York, Nashville, San Jose, and Albuquerque to promote the album. The conceit is that Antonoff's telethon i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 15, 2014

Bleachers – “Take It Away” (Feat. Grimes)

Last week's pop column sung the praises of Strange Desire, Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff's full-length solo debut as Bleachers. One of the best songs on that album is "Take It Away," a collaboration with Grimes. The gloomy chillwave ballad matches Antonoff's James Murphy-via-David Bowie vocals with Claire Boucher's breathy high-end coos. It's excellent! Liste… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 14, 2014

The Week In Pop: Bleachers, The Solo Project Of Fun.’s Jack Antonoff, Is Really Good

Things we learned about Jack Antonoff -- Fun. guitarist, former Steel Train ringleader, Lena Dunham boyfriend, and, lately, Bleachers mastermind -- in Vulture's great profile last week: He lived with his parents in New Jersey until age 28, when Fun.'s "We Are Young" made them superstars. His Fun. bandmates lived there for a while… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 10, 2014

The Week In Pop: Robin Thicke’s Paula Is Pitiful, But Don’t Pity Him

"Blurred Lines" did a lot of good for Robin Thicke. It made him a household name (and hashtag!), gave him his first #1 single, and basically secured his place in the fabric of pop culture for the rest of his life. But the song, its salacious video, and all the attendant success and controversy… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 26, 2014

Watch Vanessa Bayer Insult Interpol, Tanlines, And Frank Turner At Governors Ball

Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer has a fun sideline going with her Sound Advice video series, in which she plays a media coach who gives terrible advice and free-floating insults to different bands; recent subjects include Drake and TV On The Radio. Recently, she brought the act to New York'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2014

The Week In Pop: What Can We Actually Learn From Billboard And Twitter’s Trending 140?

What are you doing right this second? Reading this article, right? And maybe toggling between several other tabs, blasting some music, sipping some iced coffee, and/or twirling your hair? Maybe you're reading this on your phone while waiting for a dentist appointment or attempting to merge into highway traffic? Maybe you can't pay attention because… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 12, 2014
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