This month’s You Oughta Know artists Bleachers are known for their over-the-top sound and larger-than-life stage presence. Well, for our 60 second Stop/Watch challenge, Jack Antonoff gave us a stripped down version of the popular Bleachers hit “I Wanna Get Better”, and it proves the rule that sometimes less is MORE!
Bleachers took to the stage in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park yesterday, brightening up the otherwise gloomy and grey afternoon with an amped up hour-long set! Their long-awaited debut Strange Desire isn’t due to hit shelves until July 15th, but we were treated to a vibrant sneak peek from .fun guitarist Jack Antonoff‘s new musical project. The performance not only helped kick off this year’s Northside Music Festival, but was part of the finale for VH1′s Make A Band Famous!
Collaborating with your significant other for a music video can have varying effects on your relationship. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are still together after their topless motorcycle ride in “Bound2″ but Katy Perry and John Mayer parted ways just a few months after mounting a bull in “Who You Love.” fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff is the latest performer to willing to risk mixing business with pleasure, by hiring his girlfriend Lena Dunham to direct the Bleachers video for “I Wanna Get Better.” Does this mean he’ll guest on Girls next season?
Wasn’t it inevitable that Fun. would eventually make a song for HBO’s Girls considering Lena Dunham (Girls) and Jack Antonoff (Fun.’s guitarist) are dating? Right in time for the second season of the love-to-be-hated show, the indie-rock trio released “Sight of the Sun,” originally slated for their successful Some Nights LP. It’s The orchestra sound of the strings, violin and keys that make it a record befitting of the group’s signature sound also found in songs like “We Are Young.” Read more…