Bleachers (band)

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Bleachers
Origin New York City, United States
Genres Alternative rock, indie pop
Years active 2014 (2014)–present
Labels RCA Records
Website bleachersmusic.com
Members Jack Antonoff

Bleachers is an American indie pop act based in New York City that was formed by Jack Antonoff, of Steel Train and Fun. Their first single, "I Wanna Get Better", was released February 17, 2014.

Background[edit]

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 17, 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 tourdates.[citation needed] News of Bleachers was first publicly announced in a Facebook post by Brooklyn music studio Mission Sound in May 2013.[1]

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."[2] Antonoff also cited that Bleachers was never meant to be a departure from his position in Fun,[3] and that he will remain in the band.

Bleachers' full-length album Strange Desire was released July 15, 2014, from RCA Records.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album
2014 Strange Desire

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Alt.

[5]
US
Rock

[6]
BEL
(FL)

[7]
"I Wanna Get Better" 2014 2 12 52 Strange Desire
"Shadow"[8]
"Rollercoaster"[9]
"Like a River Runs"[10]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or did not have a release in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cormier, Ryan. "Just what is Bleachers act announced for Firefly?". Delaware Online. Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Montgomery, James (February 17, 2014). "How Taylor Swift And Hayley Williams Helped Fun.'s Guitarist Go Solo". MTV. Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ 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 2, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jon Blistein (2014-05-15). "Jack Antonoff Details Bleachers Debut Album 'Strange Desire' Via Craigslist Ad | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Bleachers – Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bleachers – Chart History: Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Discografie Bleachers" (in Dutch). ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Shadow (2014)". 7digital (US). Archived from the original on June 17, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Rollercoaster (2014)". 7digital (US). Archived from the original on June 17, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Like a River Runs (2014)". 7digital (US). Archived from the original on June 24, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 

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