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
thank you chicago for my favorite night one of tour ever. this is exactly what it felt like. pic by @ginascarpino
and joy of my life limited edition vinyl today is wonderful. promise to never press more than a thousand or so of the same vinyl so everything is deeply special in a star wars toy type of way
physical gone now in my hand oh my god
today 5.17.17 NYC at 5pm 24th and madison i'll show you something i've been working on for a very long time
happy mother's day big shira :: EDIT: it is shocking how much this looks like @babyhaim
everybody lost somebody - 3rd song from gone now is out today. here is where it came from and why i wrote it.
this is karen she means the world to me - don't know what i'll do when she's gone. hi from new york now. spent that past 4 days in london sharing new parts of gone now. loved being there. my legs where heavy with jet lag but i felt everyone's kindness and encouragement. cannot wait to be back there with the whole band. miss you karen. sorry you're in LA and not with me. pic by paul monroe
dttm the money video is here! click on these people to learn more about who was involved. also to answer a question i've been getting all day - i do play to be hurt physically (or emotionally) in more bleachers videos here - @greer_lankton_archives_museum (paul basically made everything you see) @lenadunham (big deal director) @__mutantalia__ (officiant with jersey phone book) @fotine_paura (wonder twins) and suzanne, grace + stanley and his kids are in the wedding party as well but i don't have their info. bye now
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thank you NY + LA for the gone now era kick off shows. 2 of the most important shows i've ever played. everyone who was there --- these reminded me of new jersey fire hall shows late 90s. hate scalpers and that not everyone got to come but it was very important to start things off in small spaces. more coming. see the rest of you on the may june tour. pics by one and only @shane_timm
5 years today what a fucking glorious ride!
i want to tell you about this plastic bag. in 2010 when i first started recording away from home i put little thumb drives in this bag and put that into my backpack. i was just learning to make records on my own at that point. i'd play shows all over the world and always return to my hotel, a van or a bus and put on headphones - take out this bag - plug my things in and start making work. back then there would be 4 other people sleeping in the shitty motel rooms and i'd work quietly in a corner. then 2 other people. then 1 other person. then i'd get my own room. then the motels became hotels. then i'm in the back lounge of a bus. airplane seats got nicer etc etc etc. BUT the process of recording and writing out there alone when you're away from home is exactly the same. 7 wars later this is the same plastic bag that hold my things. i truly believe all the magic is this bag and it's the rubber band i need to keep me doing things the way i've always loved to do them. if something i'm working on never comes out and only love it or it's something that the world will hear and be played on the radio and in massive venues --- doesn't change the fact that it starts from me taking this bag out of my backpack. that can't change. when this plastic bag gets lost i'll start doing other things.
on june 2nd i'm releasing my second album as bleachers. gone now
1. dream of mickey mantle
3. hate that you know me
4. don't take the money
5. all my heroes
6. everybody lost somebody
7. let's get married
9. i miss those days
10. nothing is u
11. i'm ready to move on / mickey mantle reprise
12. foreign girls
my bedroom in new jersey. wish you could all hear the album in here.
here is the full photo from the dont take the money single art. shot by @michaelbaileygates and with me is the legendary and beautiful flawless sabrina
she's home from the hospital and she's healthy and thank all the gods because i'd turn to dust without her.
hi. today i'm releasing the first song from an album that has taken every piece of me to make. there are endless things i'm dying to tell you about the past two years of making this album - some incredible and filled with joy, some deeply painful. but i'll wait on that because today is just about this introduction. don't take the money is the front door to this house. it's a big strange house but this is how i believe it should be entered. dttm is something i say in my head a lot. it's not about actual money. it's about following a light. a gut feeling. not following a deep gut feeling destroys your art and the people around you. so i say it in my head constantly. sometimes about something very specific relating to music, sometimes about a bigger question about marriage or depression :):). point is, it's become my phrase to stay on track. specifically in don't take the money i'm taking about my relationship. verses go through the past, pre is an explosive fight and the chorus is that moment when you hit rock bottom and everything is clear. you know that feeling? when you've tried your best to destroy yourself and someone else but it's too strong to be destroyed? when you've tried to fling you a your partner out of an emotional window but you keep landing in heaven? that's when it's all clear. as much as i say don't take the money in my head, i also can beg it of the people i love. that's what i'm doing in that chorus. beyond the lyrics, so much of everything i'm working on is meant to have an intense push and pull between euphoria and sadness. dttm is the front door because it hold both of those feelings so specifically. that is the core of bleachers.
ok. i'm in bed and just woke so i'm very clear right now. no strange baggage yet from the today. i've missed sharing music with you. sometimes you have to go into a hole and gather things before you present them. gotta find things that are the ones you need to present. i'm ready to show you all the ideas of gathered. here's the first - and here's tour dates so we can celebrate it all together. much more to come. god this is such a bizarre and wonderful feeling. ranting. sorry. love you very much.
x dttm x
missed you a lot
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what a different time. who would wear long sleeves on stage at a club show. how bizarre. i remember this night in NYC. was second full bleachers show ever. i didn't know exactly what i was doing i just knew it's what i needed to do. people had only heard IWGB then. excited to get back to people hearing new songs live for the first time. that's soon
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am i not doing well!?
generations of creepy antonoffs
i love this picture from last night. means a great deal to be able to play on song on snl in the same broken down way in which it was written. starting to feel more and more that this type of thing is my favorite: giving a large group of people the songs in the same feeling of how they came to be to begin with. friends in a room making work. even brought all the tiny little toys and pictures that were on the actual piano that ella and i did liability on.
pic @shane_timm just sent me from last sunday's show in FL. i love to play! hi from dinner! ........ had a long talk today about bleachers touring plans.
hi from florida w my dad
sup mel gibson
getting bleachers ready for a year
my fun twin!
thank you to this amazing group of artists who signed the open letter i wrote about anit LGBTQ legislation SB6 in texas. go to the page we made for this ---https://www.txtogether.org sign the letter, contact representatives. don't let this crap go through!
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