new jersey / bleachers
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.
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on june 2nd i'm releasing my second album as bleachers. gone now 1. dream of mickey mantle 2. goodmorning 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 8. goodbye 9. i miss those days 10. nothing is u 11. i'm ready to move on / mickey mantle reprise 12. foreign girls photo by @michaelbaileygates / everything else by @greer_lankton_archives_museum
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she's home from the hospital and she's healthy and thank all the gods because i'd turn to dust without her.
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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. jack x dttm x
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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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