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Vulture Article on Bleachers and Jack Antonoff

Posted by: Jason Tate (06/18/14)
Vulture has a new feature length piece on Jack Antonoff and his upcoming Bleachers release:
The first thing he does when he walks onto any plane is sterilize the seat with anti-bacterial wipes, he says. “Everyone looks at me like I’m a fucking nut, but when was the last time you saw someone clean a plane? It’s just gross.” He always hugs hello and good-bye—that’s not just friendliness; he avoids shaking hands. He won’t sing into anyone else’s mike and doesn’t play brass instruments, because “talk about a cesspool for disease, a trumpet?” He’s an avid Uber user and jokes he hasn’t been on public transit since 2001, though that’s only partly because of germs; he also saw a dude pull his dick out on a train and it really freaked him out. It’s gotten worse since he caught “horrible pneumonia” three years ago after being “destroyed” by too many late nights in the studio finishing fun.’s Some Nights album. “I almost died,” he says. “I didn’t know you could get sick like that, short of, like, cancer or AIDS or having your leg chopped off.”

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07:03 PM on 06/18/14
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I shouldn't get this giddy every time I see the Steel Train icon.
07:06 PM on 06/18/14
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I'm not sure why, but it doesn't surprise me in the slightest that he's a germophobe.
07:13 PM on 06/18/14
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I'm not sure why, but it doesn't surprise me in the slightest that he's a germophobe.
This haha. He seems like the man though and I'm stoked for the album.
07:13 PM on 06/18/14
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I shouldn't get this giddy every time I see the Steel Train icon.
Heh. Article says "broke up" :(
07:14 PM on 06/18/14
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Also this article is really really interesting.
07:18 PM on 06/18/14
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Heh. Article says "broke up" :(
Haha yeah, but then again it says Aim and Ignite was recorded at his parents house which is obviously not true.
Taking everything with a grain or two of salt.

Some aspects of this article though are like, so painfully honest and echo a lot of things that I feel like a lot of people in our generation are going through but afraid to admit (the parents taking you off the dental plan thing really hit home for me haha).
07:39 PM on 06/18/14
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While not shaking hands might seem like a big social hurdle to jump through from day-to-day, being able to hug people is awesome. In fact, it's even better than a handshake I'd say.
07:50 PM on 06/18/14
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Also this article is really really interesting.
Yeah, I thought it gave a really cool, unique perspective on his life.
02:30 AM on 06/19/14
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this was a great read. thanks for posting, Jason.

excited about Bleachers.
- Gunz
06:58 AM on 06/19/14
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Great article... I've heard him say he went through a lot when he was 18, many times, but this is the first article (I've read) where he's talked about it. I was blown away... so sad :(
08:20 AM on 06/19/14
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Great article, really interesting and inspiring dude.
08:41 AM on 06/19/14
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Wow really interesting article.
08:45 AM on 06/19/14
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that is a very wonderful article. sounds like a great guy.
08:50 AM on 06/19/14
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Man that was a really weird read. Paints a totally different picture of Jack..
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