Itís an annoying phrase. My whole life, Iíve been someone who likes to do a lot of different things, but Iíve specifically noticed with Bleachers, people donít like the idea of, like, two bands, two projects. Like, they both have to be labeled, and, well, which one is the main one? Which one is the side project? Itís like that phrase ďjack of all trades, master of none.Ē Which I think is a bullshit, annoying phrase. Itís just meant to scare us into doing one thing.
The first thing he does when he walks onto any plane is sterilize the seat with anti-bacterial wipes, he says. ďEveryone looks at me like Iím a fucking nut, but when was the last time you saw someone clean a plane? Itís just gross.Ē He always hugs hello and good-byeóthatís not just friendliness; he avoids shaking hands. He wonít sing into anyone elseís mike and doesnít play brass instruments, because ďtalk about a cesspool for disease, a trumpet?Ē Heís an avid Uber user and jokes he hasnít been on public transit since 2001, though thatís only partly because of germs; he also saw a dude pull his...
1. Wild Heart
4. I Wanna Get Better
5. Wake Me
6. Reckless Love
7. Take Me Away Ft. Grimes
8. Live A River Runs
9. Youíre Still A Mystery
10. Iím Ready to Move On/Wild Heart Reprise Ft. Yoko Ono
11. Who I Want You To Love
Entertainment Weekly has an interview and a exclusive stream of a song written by Jack from fun., for Super Why.
I wanted [the songs] to feel huge and larger than life and epic. I donít know if there really should be much of a difference between a childrenís show and a Bruce Springsteen concert. I think everyone should leave with the same feeling, which is hopefulness.
Jack Antonoff(fun., Steel Train) has posted an op-ed titled "Straight Allies: The Importance and the Realities" at The Huffington Post. If you've got some time today, check it out, please share it - and all that.
To celebrate the one year anniversary of Steel Train's latest album - they're running a contest and giving away a free download of the album with some b-sides! Check out all the details here. If you don't yet have this album: get it.
Head to the replies to check out the current Steel Train tour dates which include college shows and a few headlining dates where they will play their current self-titled record in its entirety as well as requests from the crowd.
Steel Train just started a 7" of the month club which will feature previously unreleased material including re-mixes, B-sides, cover songs as well as some special surprises. This is only limited to 250 pieces of each vinyl pressed. Head to the replies to read more about it.
Jarrod Gorbel has released the 5th intallment of the Devil's Made A New Friend Video Series. The latest session is a collaboration of Jack Antonoff (of Steel Train) and Rachel Antonoff on "Each Breath", a new song off his album Devil's Made A New Friend out August 31. Find the video in the replies.
Edit: The chat is now over, I would like to thank Jack and Evan for taking time out of their schedule to do this with us all. Four and a half hours is a long ass time to stay and chat, so repay them and go see them on tour.
Jack and Evan of Steel Train will be chattin in this thread at 8pm EST / 5pm PST. Go buy their new album on iTunes and come and say hey!
Jack and Evan of Steel Train will be chatting on AP.net tomorrow at 5pm PST. Don't forget to buy their album so you have something to spin while you gab at them. If you need more convincing (Which you shouldn't) check out Greg's review.
Head on over to Steel Train's myspace to stream Terrible Thrills Volume One, their all female companion record to the new album. It features Scarlett Johansson, Tegan and Sara, Amanda Palmer, and more. Tracklisting can be found in the replies.