What happens after your band releases a string of infectious and inescapable singles? Why, you attempt world domination with yet another band! Jack Antonoff, the multi-instrumentalist of Fun. and main man in Lena Dunham’s life, has headed up a side project called Bleachers, a band whose biggest competition in the indie pop department is Antonoff’s every other project. The world was introduced to Bleachers through “I Wanna Get Better,” the absurdly catchy first single off of their July debut album Strange Desire. With its ’80s new wave sound, Bleachers has given us a breezy soundtrack to the summer in the same way Fun.’s Some Nights did last year. Can’t wait to see which Antonoff project will keep us smiling come 2015, but for now, see them tonight.
Thu., Sept. 4, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 3, 2014