Bleachers, Lena Dunham, Janeane Garofalo, Andrew McMahon, Ingrid Michaelson and others are coming together for a variety show at The Ally Coalitionís Talent Show on December 2nd at New World Stages. Full press release in the replies.
Jack Antonoff of Bleachers has done something pretty cool for fans of his new album, Strange Desire. He's gone on Yelp and detailed where he was and the meaning behind each song on his band's excellent new album. Check it out here.
Itís an annoying phrase. My whole life, Iíve been someone who likes to do a lot of different things, but Iíve specifically noticed with Bleachers, people donít like the idea of, like, two bands, two projects. Like, they both have to be labeled, and, well, which one is the main one? Which one is the side project? Itís like that phrase ďjack of all trades, master of none.Ē Which I think is a bullshit, annoying phrase. Itís just meant to scare us into doing one thing.
The first thing he does when he walks onto any plane is sterilize the seat with anti-bacterial wipes, he says. ďEveryone looks at me like Iím a fucking nut, but when was the last time you saw someone clean a plane? Itís just gross.Ē He always hugs hello and good-byeóthatís not just friendliness; he avoids shaking hands. He wonít sing into anyone elseís mike and doesnít play brass instruments, because ďtalk about a cesspool for disease, a trumpet?Ē Heís an avid Uber user and jokes he hasnít been on public transit since 2001, though thatís only partly because of germs; he also saw a dude pull his...
1. Wild Heart
4. I Wanna Get Better
5. Wake Me
6. Reckless Love
7. Take Me Away Ft. Grimes
8. Live A River Runs
9. Youíre Still A Mystery
10. Iím Ready to Move On/Wild Heart Reprise Ft. Yoko Ono
11. Who I Want You To Love
i let go of a lot right then and started to follow what i now call a strange desire. its the 2 words that perfectly title what this bleachers album is as a documentation of my life as i can remember it at this point. or better put, as i see it from this point. its been a bizarre and wonderful decade (particularly the past 2 years). a lot of great things have happened but its also been strange. this album speaks to all of that. i never kept a diary over the past year of being away and thinking about my life as it has unfolded - instead i wrote this album.