If you ask us, Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff isn’t just a musician; he’s a true artist. And we don’t just mean that in a musical kind of way. The New Jersey native has a way of taking advantage of any opportunity to turn what otherwise might be a hum-drum event and create a a piece of performance art out of it.
Take, for example, the band’s recent appearance on Conan, where they performed the second single off their debut album, “Rollercoaster.” Instead of going through the motions like most bands do when they perform on late-night TV, Antonoff & Co. decided to turn it into a “happening” by playing alongside twinsie miniature versions of themselves.
Pretty eerie resemblance, don’t you think? Either way, check out Bleachers’ inventive performance of “Rollercoaster” on Conan.
If you’d like to watch the song’s official video, directed by Richard Shepard (Dom Hemingway, The Matador, which features the band performing on top of a moving ice-cream truck, here you go.
The band’s debut album, Strange Desire, is out now. Catch them live on the following dates:
11-09 Seattle, WA – Showbox *
11-12 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater *
11-14 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall *
11-15 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre *
11-16 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater *
11-22 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage *
11-23 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts *
11-25 Boston, MA – Paradise Club *
11-26 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer #
12-06 Norfolk, VA – 96X Winter Meltdown
12-19 Toronto, Ontario – The Edge Jingle Bell Rock
03-13 Tempe, AZ – Pot of Gold Festival
* with Wild Cub
# with Vacationer