The Fun front man is back with a new act, Bleachers
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“I’m Gonna Barf!” Jack Antonoff’s feet are on solid ground, but seconds earlier they were flying through the air as he rode Coney Island’s spinning tower ride, the Brooklyn Flyer. It’s his third straight day at amusement parks, having spent the past two days in Orlando playing with his Grammy-winning band Fun. and visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter–even though it made him sick. He used to enjoy rides, he says, but these days he’s too sensitive for roller coasters. Instead he’s writing music well suited for them. Strange Desire, his debut album under the name Bleachers, is a collection of nostalgic new-wave pop perfect for boardwalks, shopping malls and high school football fields.