Monday, April 07, 2014
While touring with his platinum-selling band fun., guitarist Jack Antonoff was hiding a secret. Wanting to keep his creative juices flowing, Antonoff spent the better part of a year holed up on his own working on new music. He kept the project hidden from nearly everyone (save a few family members) until February 2014 with the announcement of his new band Bleachers.
Antonoff notes that although he will remain a member of Fun., he intends on taking Bleachers on the road, stating, “The media jerk reaction is ‘It’s just a side project.’ One of the quickest ways to get rid of that is to go out and tour. I didn’t make the album so i could put it out and forget about it. It’s just the beginning.” Their debut album is scheduled for release this Spring.
Check out the video for their first single, “I Wanna Get Better,” directed by Girls creator (and Jack’s girlfriend) Lena Dunham.
Photo Credit: The Rooster