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fun.'s Jack Antonoff Unveils Side Project, Taylor Swift & Sara Bareilles Are Thrilled

Image courtesy of Daniel Silbert/RCA Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Daniel Silbert/RCA Records (via ABC News Radio)

Apparently, being the guitarist in fun. , dating Lena Dunham and writing songs with Sara Bareilles and Taylor Swift just isn't enough to keep Jack Antonoff busy.   He's just unveiled a new side project called Bleachers and a brand new single called " I Wanna Get Better ;" a full-length album is also in the works.

Bleachers is a solo project for Antonoff; he's the only official member, though he has a variety of project collaborators, including Depeche Mode founding member Vince Clarke , who went on to play with two other popular British synth-pop groups of the '80s, Yaz and Erasure.

Jack and Bleachers are setting out shortly on a mini-tour which kicks off with a show at South by Southwest, and the group will make its network television debut on Late Night with Seth Myers on March 26.  Antonoff will have a backing band along with him when he appears on the Bleachers dates. 

Jack's buddies Taylor and Sara gave his new project shout-outs on Twitter on Tuesday.  Taylor wrote , "Been hearing songs from this project all year and am so excited the first single is out!!!!! YAY" while Sara added , "yayayayyayayya @jackantonoff is happening to the world. BLEACHERS." 

Jack co-wrote Sara's hit "Brave," and he also co-wrote "Sweeter than Fiction" with Taylor.  That song received a Golden Globe nomination.

"I Wanna Get Better" is available at iTunes and all digital music outlets now.

Here are the Bleachers tour dates:

3/12 -- Austin,TX Palladia Showcase, during SXSW
3/13 -- mtvU Woodie Awards and Festival, during SXSW
3/19 -- Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
3/27 -- Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
6/6-8 -- Governor's Ball New York, NY

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