Bleachers drop a ‘Not So Typical Love Song’

Bleachers fans were just given some good news when the band surprised them with a brand new song. On Wednesday (Jan. 16), the Jack Antonoff-led act unleashed a new tune titled “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song).” The song, which can be streamed above, is featured on the upcoming Love, Simon movie soundtrack.

The movie soundtrack will feature tracks from The 1975, Whitney Houston, the Jackson 5, Troye Sivan, and of course several songs from Bleachers’ own discography. As if having several of his own songs on the album wasn’t enough, Antonoff is also the executive producer of the soundtrack.

Love, Simon tells the story of a gay teenager who falls for an anonymous classmate he meets online, but there’s one catch; he hasn’t come out yet. The movie will star Everything, Everything actor Nick Robinson. The Greg Berlanti-directed film is based on the young adult novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Love, Simon is set to be released on March 16. Watch the trailer for Love, Simon here.

Last year, Bleachers released their sophomore album, Gone Now. The record was met with a mixed reactions from critics, but did go on to earn the number 44 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The album also landed at the number six spot on the Top Alternative Albums chart and the number nine spot on the Top Rock Albums chart.

For now, the complete track listing for the Love, Simon soundtrack can be seen below.


1. Bleachers – “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)”
2. Bleachers – “Rollercoaster”
3. Jack Antonoff and MØ – “Never Fall in Love”
4. Troye Sivan – “Strawberries & Cigarettes”
5. Amy Shark – “Sink In”
6. Khalid and Normani – “Love Lies”
7. Brenton Wood – “The Oogum Boogum Song”
8. The 1975 – “Love Me”
9. Whitney Houston – “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”
10. Jackson 5 – “Someday at Christmas”
11. Haerts – “Wings”
12. Bleachers – “Keeping a Secret”
13. Bleachers – “Wild Heart”

Watch: Bleachers frontman almost gets hitched in ‘Don’t Take the Money’

Back in March, Bleachers formally announced that they would be releasing a new album in the summer when they debuted their first new song in three years. Soon after pulling off a massive scavenger hunt for USBs that housed the new tune, Antonoff confirmed that the act’s sophomore album would be titled Gone Now and would see a release date of early June. On Tuesday (May 2), the group premiered the music video for the album’s lead single, “Don’t Take the Money.”

The clip follows Antonoff whose character in the video is about to get married. Before embarking on such a momentous occasion, it appears as if the groom-to-be is getting a massive case of cold feet. As he stands there, his friend (played by Arrested Development‘s Alia Shawkatasks) asks if getting married is truly what he wants. Instead of admitting that he would rather not, they go through with it.

As Antonoff’s character, his bride-to-be, and Shawkatasks stand at the altar, things take a weird turn. Watch the ridiculous, Lena Dunham-directed music video above.

“Don’t Take the Money” will be featured on Bleachers’ upcoming new album Gone Now. Gone Now is set to hit stores on June 2 through RCA Records. In support of the new album, the group began their summer trek on April 25 with an intimate show at New York’s Webster Hall. To see the complete list of tour dates, head on over to Bleachers’ website here.

Listen: Bleachers unleash new single ‘Don’t Take the Money’

A day or so after teasing a brand new song was on the horizon, Bleachers has officially come through with the new track. On Friday (March 31), the Jack Antonoff-led act released their first new single since their 2014 debut, Strange Desire. Instead of giving fans the track outright, Antonoff sent fans on a scavenger hunt in New York City. The scavenger hunt led to an Antonoff piñata in Union Square filled with USBs that contained the brand new song.

The new song is titled “Don’t Take the Money” and features backing vocals from Lorde. Funny enough, Lorde not only contributed vocals to the song, but she also helped Antonoff write the song according to a tweet from the fun. guitarist. This isn’t the first time, or the last we can assume, the duo has worked together; co-produced Lorde’s sophomore album Melodrama. Listen to “Don’t Take the Money” above.

“‘Don’t Take the Money’ is a phrase I say in my head all the time. It has nothing to do with actual money. It means to follow the light. Don’t ignore a gut feeling,” explains Antonoff in Twitter post.

“Don’t take the money.’ I repeat it to myself when I’m trying to stay on track. Specifically in this song I’m writing about my relationship and the verse and chorus run quickly through the past and the fight leading to the euphoria of seeing the light with someone else.”

“Don’t Take the Money” will be featured on Bleachers’ yet-to-be-titled sophomore album. The new record will reportedly be released sometime in 2017, but with this single’s release, it may be closer than we all thought.

Governors Ball Music Festival announces 2017 lineup


A day after Coachella unveiled its star-studded and genre-bending lineup, New York City’s Governors Ball has followed suit. On Wednesday (Jan. 4), festival organizers unveiled the complete artists list for the 2017 edition of the weekend-long music festival. As previously reported Tool will headline the event, marking the group’s first official comeback show. The band’s performance confirmation comes after weeks of rumors and speculations. Phoenix, Cage the Elephant, Franz Ferdinand, Bleachers, Local Natives, The Strumbellas, Saint Motel and others are just some of the many artists who will also perform during the weekend.

Like previous years, the lineup will include a little bit to satisfy everyone’s music taste. Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Wiz Khalifa, Wu-Tang Clan, Lorde, Charli XCX, Flume, Mark Ronson vs. Kevin Parker, Tove Lo, Phantogram,  Rae Sremmurd, The Head and the Heart, Banks and others will also perform at the Governors Ball.

Tickets for the weekend-long event will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 6 at noon, EST. While ticket sales are currently not available, those interested in purchasing passes can take a look at the several options that will be offered on the festival’s website here. Governors Ball will return to its home of Randall’s Island Park during the weekend of June 2-4. For now, the complete lineup for the music festival can be seen below.

Bleachers Release Remixed Version of ‘Strange Desire’


Bleachers have had a pretty good 2015 so far. With the release of their debut album Strange Desire last year and several festival dates under their belt as well as a headlining tour, things are good for the band that was believed for a while to be fun. guitarist, Jack Antonoff’s, “side project.” Today, the group or rather Antonoff, revealed that they had hit the recording studio to create a reworked version of their debut record.

The “companion” album to Strange Desire has been titled Terrible Thrills Vol. 2. For those wondering what happened to volume one, that album was the companion record to Steel Train’s (Antonoff’s other band) self-titled album from 2010. Terrible Thrills Vol. 2 features a collection of reworked, remixed, and cover songs from Bleachers’ first studio album. It’s also a good time to point out that the remixed record also features a slew of guest vocalists such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Elle King, Sia, and former tour mate, Charli XCX. The full track list for Terrible Thrills Vol. 2 can be seen below.

But if that still wasn’t enough, the album is currently on sale at Google Play for free. Yes, you read that right, for free, so head on over there and get it before the deal ends.


1. “Wild Heart” (feat. Sara Bareilles)
2. “Rollercoaster” (feat. Charli XCX)
3. “Shadow” (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)
4. “I Wanna Get Better” (feat. Tinashe)
5. “Wake Me” (feat. Lucius)
6. “Reckless Love” (feat. Elle King)
7. “Take Me Away” (feat. Brooke Candy & Rachel Antonoff)
8. “Like A River Runs” (feat. Sia)
9. “You’re Still A Mystery (feat. MØ)
10. “I’m Ready To Move On/Wild Heart Reprise” (feat. Susanna Hoffs)
11. “Who I Want You To Love” (feat. Natalie Maines)

Second Leg of Bleachers/Charli XCX Tour Cancelled

Guess Jack Antonoff and Charli XCX won’t be “doing America” after all. In a surprising reveal, the duo who had previously tour the United States this past summer, have announced that the second leg of the tour would no longer be happening. In separate statements, the Bleachers frontman and the “Doin’ It” singer revealed that the tour had been cancelled.

Antonoff was the first to go onto Facebook to the break the news. He unveiled that as they were heading off to begin the second leg, he received a call from Charli XCX’s camp, which told him she couldn’t continue with the tour. He writes that she’s “a close friend” and “respects her as an artist,” so he respects her decision to leave the tour. He follow it up by revealing that he, and his team, had attempted to rework the show, but it was not working out. But with all the bad news, Antonoff did give fans a silver-lining; the cancellation meant that he and the rest of the guys of Bleachers would be able to return to the studio quicker.

Guess there really is always a silver-lining? Check out Antonoff’s Facebook post.

hi guys! as you might have JUST found out – unfortunately the second leg of “jack and charli do america” has been…

Posted by Bleachers on Friday, 21 August 2015

Almost immediately after Antonoff took to Facebook to post his lengthy explanation about the cancellation, Charli XCX took to her own Facebook page to post her own statement about the cancelled tour. In her statement, she explains that due to the “personal reason” (she needed to be creative), she decided to bow out of the co-headlining tour. She explains to her Facebook followers that she didn’t want to be “going through the motions” during a show and needed to “feel alive and like I [she] want to be there.” Her complete Facebook post can be seen below.

Dear angels, friends and fans. I have some bad news. Regrettably I will not be continuing my spot on the “Charli and…

Posted by Charli XCX on Friday, 21 August 2015

While the complete tour is now cancelled, both will join up once again on Sept. 19 for Antonoff’s Shadow Of The City Festival in New Jersey.

Watch Bleachers’ Black and White “Like a River Runs” Video


Bleachers released their debut album, Strange Desire last year, but that isn’t stopping the group from releasing music videos for their fans to enjoy.

Today (Aug. 12), the Jack Antonoff led band released the music video for “Like a River Runs.” The video, which is shot completely in black and white, gives the viewer a first hand experience of what it’s like to be at a Bleachers concert. With the energetic vibes Antonoff gives off to the confetti, you feel like you’re part of the audience, even if it’s from the comfort of your home.

Watch the video for “Like a River Runs” below.

“Like a River Runs” is feature on Bleachers’ debut album which was released last year. In support of the album, Antonoff and the rest of the group, hit the road alongside Charli XCX this summer. The summer tour which is titled the “Charli and Jack Do America” tour, will wrap up the first leg tonight at the LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH.

After a month-long break, the tour will pick up once again for its second North American leg which will kick off on Sept. 14 ta the House of Blues in Boston. The complete list tour dates for the second leg can be seen below.


September 14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
September 16 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome
September 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
September 21 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
September 23 – Washington, DC – Echo Stage
September 25 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
September 27 – Orlando, FL – House Blues
October 1 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
October 3 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
October 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
October 8 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
October 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan
October 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex (rescheduled show)

Bleachers and Charli XCX Extend U.S. Summer Tour


Bleachers and Charli XCX are definitely doing it; they’re extending their upcoming Summer tour into the Fall.

The British singer and the fun. guitarist had previously announced they would be hitting the road this Summer in a joint excursion, but now, they have revealed that the tour will no longer end in August, like it was originally planned.

Instead, the duo will give the Eastern parts of the United States a little of fun in the Fall.

The first leg of the “Charli and Jack Do America” tour will begin on July 21 at The Observatory North Park in San Diego and wrap up on Aug. 13 at the LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH.

After a month-long break, the “Break the Rules” singer and the “I Wanna Get Better” band will once again reunite on Sept. 14 at Boston’s House of Blues for the second leg of the tour which will wrap up on Oct. 10 at the Complex in Salt Lake City.

The complete list of upcoming tour dates for both legs can be seen below.


July 21st San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
July 22nd Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheatre
July 23rd Oakland, CA Fox Theater
July 25th Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
July 26th Troutdale, OR Edgefield
July 29th Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
August 4th Minneapolis, MN Cabooze Plaza
August 5th Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
August 7th Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
August 8th Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
August 9th St. Louis, MO The Pageant
August 11th Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
August 12th Columbus, OH LC Pavilion


September 14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
September 16 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome
September 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
September 21 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
September 23 – Washington, DC – Echo Stage
September 25 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
September 27 – Orlando, FL – House Blues
October 1 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
October 3 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
October 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium
October 8 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
October 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan
October 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex (rescheduled show)

2015 MTVU Woodie Awards Announce a “fun.” Host


It looks like fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff can added another job to his long list of gigs; award show host.

Yesterday afternoon, MTV announced that the Bleachers frontman would be hosting this year’s mtvU Woodie Awards set to take place later this month.

The awards show, which primarily focuses on artists making an impact on college radio, is set to take place during this year’s South By Southwest (like every other year).

“It means a great deal to be hosting the Woodies because fun. played the Woodies before we had any success and the same for Bleachers last year,” Antonoff responded after the gig was announced.

“It’s been a platform for the two bands I’ve most recently been a part of to really go somewhere. I couldn’t be more excited to come back and host the show.”

Unlike the past years, the awards show will not only air live during a prime time spot on the network’s main channel, but will also be one hour-long, as opposed to the past when it not only pre-recorded,but also half an hour-long.

Nominees this year include Drake, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith , Childish Gambino and many more. For those wanting to vote on their favorite artists, the voting polls will close on Tuesday, March 10. The full list of nominees this year can be seen here.

The mtvU Woodie Awards will air live from SXSW on MTV on Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m. EST.

Bleachers to Hit the Road Again in Spring 2015


For Bleachers only being around for less than a year, we will be the first to admit that their 2014 has been one for the books.

And now the group, led by fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, will be extending their good year into 2015.

Today, the band announced plans to go on tour in the Spring of 2015, but with one major difference; the group will be hitting up larger venues than earlier this year.

The tour which has been named the “Bleachers Come Alive!” Tour will begin on Mar. 4 at Vancouver’s The Rio theater and wrap up on Apr. 9 at New York City’s Terminal 5.

Check out the flyer for the band’s upcoming tour which will also feature Joywave and Night Terrors of 1927. We’ve also included a plain version of the tour dates if you can’t exactly see them on the poster.



March 4, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – The Rio Theatre
March 7, 2015 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
March 11, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
March 12, 2015 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
March 13, 2015 – Tempe AZ, – Tempe Beach Park
March 14, 2015 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
March 22, 2015 – Jacksonville Beach, FL – Freebird Live
March 24, 2015 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
March 29, 2015 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
March 31, 2015 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
April 1, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
April 4, 2015 – Buffalo, NY – The Town Ballroom
April 7, 2015 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
April 9, 2015 – New York, NY – Terminal 5

Antonoff announced the creation of Bleachers at the beginning of the year which led to fans of fun. assuming he had left the band (of the band had broken up) that helped launch him to mainstream status. After reassuring them that both fun. and Bleachers were his “children,” they warmed up to the idea.

Bleachers then went on to release their debut record  Strange Desire, this past Summer.