Bleachers' Jack Antonoff Is Writing A Book About Record Stores
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:11:49
The New York Times has reported that Bleachers' Jack Antonoff is writing a book about record stores. The book will take a look into the 90s CD culture, when music sales were booming and chains like Tower Records ruled the sales landscape. Simon & Schuster, who will be publishing the book, described it as, "a heavily illustrated anthology of essays, interviews, photographs, and ephemera that will pay tribute to the cherished, and endangered, cultural institution."
The book is still currently in its planning stages and no release date has been announced as of yet, but word on the street suggests we should be able to expect it sometime next year. Speaking about his and the later part of Generation X's relationship with CDs, Antonoff said, "We're right in the middle of this moment when we think that time period was a big, weird joke, but it was how most of us discovered music. These are already antique artifacts. At some point there will be a tipping point where these things are going to be so important."
Earlier this year, Jack Antonoff won the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year for his work on Taylor Swift's 1989. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe for his collaboration with Taylor Swift on "Sweeter than Fiction." Antonoff is also a member fun., which is currently on hiatus and singer and songwriter for Bleachers. Bleachers released their sophomore LP, Terrible Thrills, Vol. 2, last September.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff