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Bleachers Band
Bleachers
Bleachers 2014.jpg
Bleachers performing live at the VMAs "Artist to Watch" Concert at the Avalon Theatre in 2014
Background information
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres
2014 (2014)-present
Labels RCA
Website bleachersmusic.com
Members

Bleachers is an American indie pop act based in New York City. It is the official stage name of songwriter and record producer Jack Antonoff, who is also part of the bands Steel Train and Fun. Bleachers' pop music was heavily influenced by the late '80s, early '90s and the high school-based films of John Hughes while still using modern production techniques. Their first single, "I Wanna Get Better", was released February 18, 2014.

Background

While on the road with his band, Fun, Antonoff began working on a new project during his time in different cities. For about a year he kept the project a secret until February 18, 2014 where the first single "I Wanna Get Better" was released along with the launch of Bleachers' website, social media profiles, and a selection of tour dates.[1] News of Bleachers was first publicly announced in a Facebook post by Brooklyn music studio Mission Sound in May 2013.[2]

About making the album, Antonoff said, "I spent the past year working on the music but not talking about it, and eventually it became this psychotic alter-ego situation, where it was second nature to have this part of me that no one knew about. Except for a small group of people, most of which happened to be members of my immediate family, no one was aware that this music, or this album even existed ... even though it existed so deeply to me."[3] Antonoff also stated that Bleachers was never meant to be a departure from his position in Fun.,[4] and that he will remain in the band.

Bleachers' debut album Strange Desire was released July 15, 2014, from RCA Records.[5] Variance Magazine called the single "Rollercoaster" a "brilliant summer anthem."[6] Since March 2015,[timeframe?] Bleachers has been on its debut Come Alive! tour, which features Night Terrors of 1927 and Joywave as opening acts.[7] On September 25, 2015, Bleachers released Terrible Thrills, Vol. 2, a sequel to Strange Desire with songs from Strange Desire being covered by numerous artists with modified tunes. The band appeared as the fictional band Baby Goya and The Nuclear Winters in the 2015 film Hello, My Name Is Doris.

Bleachers' second album Gone Now was released June 2, 2017. Its lead single "Don't Take the Money" has been described by Atwood Magazine as "an epic uplifting pop-rock anthem ultimately about how when love is real, its worth everything that comes along with it". The band is currently on its Gone Now Era: Part 1 tour which features Bishop Briggs and Tangerine as openers.[8]

Antonoff contributed five tracks to the soundtrack of Love, Simon, due to be released on March 16, 2018.[9] Four are credited to Bleachers--"Alfie's Song (Not So Typical Love Song)", "Rollercoaster", "Keeping a Secret", and "Wild Heart"--and one is credited to his real name, a duet with titled "Never Fall in Love".[9]

Live band members

While Antonoff performs the majority of the instrumentation in-studio, he is accompanied by a band for live performances.[10][11]

  • Jack Antonoff - lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, samples
  • Evan Smith - keyboards, synthesizers, saxophone, vocals
  • Mikey Hart - bass, guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, vocals
  • Sean Hutchinson - drums, sampling pad, synthesizers, backing vocals
  • Mike Riddleberger - drums, sampling pad, backing vocals

Discography

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[12]
US
Alt.

[13]
US
Rock

[14]
CAN
[15]
Strange Desire
  • Released: July 15, 2014 (US)[16]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, DL, LP
11 2 2 19
Gone Now
  • Released: June 2, 2017 (US)[17]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: CD, DL, LP
44 6 9 92

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[12]
US
Alt.

[13]
US
Rock

[14]
CAN
[15]
Terrible Thrills, Vol. 2
  • Released: September 25, 2015 (US)[18]
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: DL, LP
-- -- -- --

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Bub.

[19]
US Adult
[20]
US
Alt.

[21]
US
Rock

[22]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[23]
CAN
Rock

[24]
JPN
[25]
MEX
Air.

[26]
"I Wanna Get Better" 2014 1 -- 1 10 52 21 81 49 Strange Desire
"Shadow"[28] -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
"Rollercoaster"[29] -- -- 3 19 -- 27 -- 47
"Like a River Runs"[30] -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
"Entropy"[31]
(with Grimes)
2015 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Non-album single
"Don't Take the Money" 2017 -- 22 3 13 -- 47 -- -- Gone Now
"Hate That You Know Me" -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
"Everybody Lost Somebody" -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
"I Miss Those Days" -- -- 23 -- -- -- -- --
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References

  1. ^ "Bleachers NYC". Donyc.com. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ Cormier, Ryan. "Just what is Bleachers act announced for Firefly?". Delaware Online. Archived from the original on March 3, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ Montgomery, James (February 17, 2014). "How Taylor Swift And Hayley Williams Helped Fun.'s Guitarist Go Solo". MTV. Archived from the original on March 3, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  4. ^ Obenschain, Philip (February 19, 2014). "Bleachers (Fun.'s Jack Antonoff) unveil debut single, tour dates, announce Yoko Ono collaboration". Alternative Press. Archived from the original on March 3, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  5. ^ Jon Blistein (2014-05-15). "Jack Antonoff Details Bleachers Debut Album 'Strange Desire' Via Craigslist Ad | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "Readers Select 2014 Songs of Summer". 
  7. ^ "Bleachers Announce Spring 2015 North American Tour: See The Dates". Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com. 
  8. ^ "Don't Take The Money". www.bleachersmusic.com. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ a b "Love, Simon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved 2018. 
  10. ^ Olivier, Bobby (April 26, 2017). "Bleachers is back: N.J. rock star Jack Antonoff is brilliant at NYC concert". NJ.com. Retrieved 2017. 
  11. ^ Ganz, Jacob (September 12, 2017). "Bleachers: Tiny Desk Concert". NPR. Retrieved 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "Bleachers - Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Bleachers - Chart History: Alternative Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Bleachers - Chart History: Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Bleachers - Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2014. 
  16. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Strange Desire - Bleachers". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014. 
  17. ^ Antonoff, Jack (April 13, 2017). "on june 2nd i'm releasing my second album as bleachers. gone now". Instagram. Retrieved 2017. 
  18. ^ "Terrible Thrills, Vol. 2 - Bleachers". Google Play. [permanent dead link]
  19. ^ "Bleachers - Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2014. 
  20. ^ "Bleachers - Chart History: Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  21. ^ "Bleachers - Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2014. 
  22. ^ "Bleachers - Chart History: Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2014. 
  23. ^ "Discografie Bleachers". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014. 
  24. ^ "Bleachers - Chart History: Canada Rock". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014. 
  25. ^ "Bleachers - Chart History: Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  26. ^ "Bleachers - Chart History: Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014. 
  27. ^ "American certifications - Bleachers". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2015. [permanent dead link]
  28. ^ "Shadow (2014)". 7digital (US). Archived from the original on June 17, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  29. ^ "Rollercoaster (2014)". 7digital (US). Archived from the original on June 17, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  30. ^ "Like a River Runs (2014)". 7digital (US). Archived from the original on June 24, 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  31. ^ "Entropy - Single by Grimes x Bleachers". iTunes Store (US). Apple. Retrieved 2015. 

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