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 this to say about his work:

I had the idea to twist this song into a last-dance-at-the-prom kinda vibe and when I started playing with the stems it just started to feel super cute and perfect. I began working on the tune right after meeting Jack–he is just such a sweet dude and I really wanted to do justice to his song while flipping it a bit in a How To Dress Well direction, both melodically and sonically. Jack texted me from Hawaii when he heard the tune and he was stoked, so I’m happy.

We’re stoked too! And happy. And maybe a little misty-eyed? Listen below.

Bleachers are on tour right now:

03/04 Vancouver, BC @ The Rio Theatre
03/06 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
03/07 Denver, CO @ Fox Theatre
03/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
03/12 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
03/13 Tempe, AZ @ Pot Of Gold Festival
03/14 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
03/22 Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live
03/24 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
03/25 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
03/27 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
03/28 Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
03/29 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
03/31 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
04/01 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
04/03 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
04/04 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
04/07 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
04/09 New York, NY @ Terminal 5