X96 presents BLEACHERS with special guests DREAMERS and FLOR on Wednesday, May 24th at The Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City!
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GRAMMY® Award-winning musician Jack Antonoff is currently in the studio working on highly anticipated follow up album to Bleachers‘ critically acclaimed debut album Strange Desire, which came out in 2014. Antonoff’s music career started to take shape in 2002 as the lead singer of the New Jersey born indie rock band Steel Train; he later gained notoriety as the lead guitarist for the GRAMMY® Award-winning band fun. The first single off Bleachers’ Strange Desire, “I Wanna Get Better,” quickly rose to No. 1 on the alt radio chart while the second single “Rollercoaster” hit #3 on the chart. USA Today called the album, “full of hooks and full of heart” and Stereogum declared it “triumphant.” Bleachers dominated the television airwaves in support of the album with performances and appearances on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and “Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon,” ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” TBS’s “Conan,” CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Late Late show with James Corden,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and numerous MTV and VH1 performances and appearances including hosting the 2016 mtvU Woodie Awards at SXSW. Bleachers’ eccentric and critically praised rollout campaign has featured announcements via Craigslist, a Bleachers Hotline, artwork revealed by anonymous countrywide cake deliveries, a surprise public access television telethon called “Thank You Very Much,” a series with Bill Nye The Science Guy, and most recently the Streamy Award-nominated original docu-series “Thank You and Sorry,” which features Jack as he navigates the bizarre world of touring and life on the road with Bleachers. Additionally in late 2015 Bleachers released Terrible Thrills Vol. 2, an all-female reimagining of Strange Desire. In addition to being a multi-talented musician, Antonoff is a critically acclaimed songwriter and producer. Antonoff collaborated with Taylor Swift co-writing and producing her chart-topping hit “Out of the Woods” along with two other tracks from her No. 1 album 1989. He also received a 2014 Golden Globe® nomination for his collaboration with Swift on her hit song “Sweeter Than Fiction.” Jack has worked with Sara Bareilles, co-writing her Grammy®-nominated hit “Brave,” as well as Canadian indie icons Tegan and Sara and more. Jack recently curated and founded the Shadow of the City music festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
When DREAMERS, Nick Wold (vocals/guitar), Nelson (bass/vocals), and Jacob Wick (drums) talk about its debut LP This Album Does Not Exist, they assume a collective tone of considerate existentialism. They seek to counter the crassness of pop, the snobbery of jazz, and the pretention of indie that zaps the fun out of any music with meaning. Yet, they want to draw you in, indiscriminate of taste, style, or ideology. Yet, these songs of playfulness come from a place of less homelessness, joblessness, borderline hopelessness. In 2014, Wold simultaneously vacated a relationship and an apartment and began living in his Brooklyn practice room. After two years of living in what Nelson jokes was a “musical prison” Wold wrote than 100 songs, many of which ended up on This Album Does Not Exist. So now, after bouts of vagrancy, nomadism, and vigilant attempts at normalcy, DREAMERS calls Los Angeles home, committed to its collective vision of artistry, inclusion, and idealism. That’s the dreamer MO, after all to find the joy in living and to chase it.