i hope @whereismuna comes on tour with us again. i love them and their music in a very intense way. if you haven't heard yet RUN don't walk it's absurd how great they are. currently have that "fuck we should have hung out so much more" feeling that sometimes happens at the end of a great tour. going to london tomorrow ....
hi kansas city. i've been on the bus for days now eating my tamarinds and leeches and getting enough rest to have tonight at power and light be a real contender for best show of tour. don't mean to call it to early but KC is always insane. see you in a few hours
i've been screen capping so many pictures of you guys in my bedroom. my phone is filled with them. it's so bizarre and amazing to see. i look everyday before i get on stage and it makes me play the way i do. this project has been more than i could have ever imaged. it's over soon -- just a few more days. here are some favorites ..
organized noize - a least 2/3rds of them .... taken right after shakey knees bleachers show in atlanta. these guys played a special role on gone now. goodmorning and i'm ready to move on specifically. and most importantly they have been inspiring me for years. all my love to @organizednoize -- taken on @ex_reyes little camera
columbus was bananas
melodrama is out and i'm so proud to have worked with ella on this for almost 2 years. we met at a grimes show and talked about random shit for a few minutes. had no idea in that moment we would embark on such a wild trip together. she's our best and must be protected! thanks to ella for trusting me with such intense feelings and ideas for this album. we made it mostly alone in a small room. for me this picture captures the feeling of her and i chipping away at this thing until it was truly there. i feel honored to have the world hear this now
it's big rachel's birthday!!!! my older sister gets slightly older!! spam her with birthday thoughts pls @rachelantonoff she's my best friend
shadow of the city year # 3 ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;:;;;;;;;;;;; best day of the year. always dreamed about having a festival / block party when i grew up in NJ and had to drive to NYC to see music. half the artists this year are NJ artists. charity dunk tank is obviously back :):) and this year we worked hard to get ticket prices to place where everyone could come ($36) --- see you guys in asbury park on 9/10!!!
full right fielder in camden nj tonight. loved this show. thank you for making it amazing. phot by @shane_timm
new jersey devil
this is exactly what it feels like to play. pic from london not sure who took it
also please enjoy my family group text and the way 3 people are taunting me at all moments of the day
thank you gov ball. what a way to celebrate the release of gone now. pic by @shane_timm
i've waited for this day for years now. some moments it felt close and others felt like it was never coming. i moved slowly while making this album. i wanted time to hear myself and time to hear what that sounded like if i really got it right.
you deserve my best. i deserve your best. it's kind of all we have. gone now starts right now with this album. everything until today was a thought and now it becomes real because of how you hear it and hold it. together we give it life. before now it's me yelling at myself. starting today i will bring this to you and we'll celebrate at shows, talk about it in person and through text and somehow know each other through whatever shape this conversation in the album takes. i don't take it lightly. sometimes that puts people off. that's fine but i don't take lightly the conversation we are developing. i trust you and you trust me. i trust you with my emotions. sometimes i say more to you than i do the people i love most. i don't know why but it somehow makes more sense. that's made me complicated to share so much with so many people but it's been long enough that on gone now i've reached a point of no return. so here's all of it in the form of an album.
a little more.
dream of mickey mantle.
mickey mantle left on a sunday. my first memory of anything going away. anyone or anything dying. first moment of what would become a theme in life.
everyone has a line in the sand moment in life. end of innocence moment. some people are unlucky and have it right when they are born. some people don't experience anything awful until way later on. no matter when it is we have a moment that creates a before and after. i've spent so much of my life writing from the before. before i froze. before i knew people who had died. before loss and heartbreak. gone now is the first time i've written about after. this album is about the 2nd half of my life to date.
love you very much. let's start right now
jack / bleachers
this is me 24 hours before i release gone now. there are many things going through my head. i want celebrate and weep. more soon ..... a lot more. the entire thing
gone now era part 1 tour dates
hi from the gorge amphitheater - last day of part 1 --- part two starts at gov ball on release day
shot i like by tawni bannister for ny times from my studio at home where i made gone now. spent a lot of time sitting right there thinking during the making of this album. hi from salt lake about to go play
maybe my favorite live picture ever taken. chicago yesterday on night one of tour. photo by @shane_timm