Bleachers + Night Terrors of 1927

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Bleachers + Night Terrors of 1927
Photograph: Courtesy Bleachers Bleachers

Jack Antonoff (aka the boyfriend of Lena Dunham) should quit his day job. His solo act under the name Bleachers easily eclipses his work as the guitarist in prom-ballad pop act Fun. Bright hooks illuminate dark autobiographical material in songs that gleam and hop like '80s radio. "Rollercoaster" is a more bittersweet Killers, "I Wanna Get Better" balances mental health and a huge chorus like Passion Pit, and influences from glorious pangenerational outsiders like Grimes and Yoko Ono pop up throughout debut LP Strange Desire. His exuberance gets a crowd hopping, as does the odd Cranberries cover he may throw in. Bear witness to the top-qual tunage at Santa Ana's Observatory. Fellow buzzy band Night Terrors of 1927—comprised of Jarrod Gorbel of the Honorary Title and Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley—will open; expect their infectious radio-friendly hit, "When You Were Mine."

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