Bleachers have announced their upcoming fourth studio album, Bleachers, out March 8th via Dirty Hit. As the latest preview, Jack Antonoff’s band has shared the new single, “Alma Mater,” featuring vocals from his frequent collaborator Lana Del Rey.
Spanning 14 tracks, Bleachers is described in a press release as “Antonoff’s distinctly New Jersey take on the bizarre sensory contradictions of modern life, on his position in culture, and on the things he cares about.” It’s also said to be the perfect music for “driving on the highway to, for crying to, and for dancing to at weddings.”
Indeed, “Alma Mater” features Antonoff’s signature ’80s sound and nostalgic lyrics, with Del Rey providing backing vocals for lines like, “Well, summer’s gettin’ hotter/ Threw her T-shirt down the pike/ Screamin’, ‘Fuck Balenciaga’/ Right past the Wawa.” Stream the track below.
Bleachers have a few festival dates remaining in 2023 and just announced a UK tour for 2024 featuring shows in London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Glasgow. See the itinerary below.
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“Alma Mater” was preceded by “Modern Girl,” which marked Bleachers’ first new music since 2021’s Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night when it was released in September.
Of course, Antonoff has stayed incredibly busy since then as one of the most in-demand producers in pop music. Just last year, he worked on Taylor Swift’s Midnights, The 1975’s Being Funny in a Foreign Language, and Del Rey’s own Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd.
Revisit our complete ranking of all the songs Antonoff has produced here.
01. I Am Right on Time
02. Modern Girl
03. Jesus Is Dead
04. Me Before You
05. Alma Mater
06. Tiny Moves
08. Woke Up Today
09. Self Respect
10. Hey Joe
11. Call Me After Midnight
12. We’re Gonna Know Each Other Forever
13. Ordinary Heaven
14. The Waiter
Bleachers 2023-2024 Tour Dates:
12/02 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Audacy Riptide Music Festival
12/02 – Clearwater, FL @ 97X Next Big Thing Tampa
12/07 – Chicago, IL @ Q101’s Twisted Xmas
12/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas
12/19 – New York, NY @ The Ally Coalition’s Talent Show
03/19 – London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
03/22 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
03/23 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
03/25 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 Galvanizers