On the heels of three well-received singles comes Ride Your Heart, the bombastic debut album by LA band, Bleached, out April 2 via Dead Oceans. We first brought the news to you a couple of weeks ago. Sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin match their ability to blend a mix of freewheeling ’77 punk with vintage sunny Southern California melodic rock and roll; creating blindingly bright hooks and dark heartfelt lyrics about love, loss, and the crazy fun moments in between. That’s the goal: the sugary and sour, repurposed by two aggressively harmonic musicians and songwriters.
Raised up deep in the San Fernando Valley, their suburban isolation nurtured the girls creativity, as they started making their own music at a young age. Sneaking into punk shows over the hill in Hollywood, they grew up to become teenaged underground staples at all-ages Downtown DIY venue, The Smell. Eventually signing to Kill Rock Stars and Post Present Medium, their all-girl punk band Mika Miko drew international acclaim, landing slots on tours with No Age, Black Lips, and The Gossip. Listen to their new song “Next Stop”.
Bleached originally formed when the Clavin sisters resolved to continue working with each other upon the break up of Mika Miko. Plans were postponed when the sisters joined other bands. Jennifer relocated to New York and toured extensively. With Jennifer away, Jessie began to play with various bands in LA. But in the fleeting moments they found together back home, the songs that became Bleached’s early 7″ singles came together. Since Jennifer moved back to her hometown, Bleached now serves as both girls’ chief creative outlet.
As a whole, the twelve tracks on Ride Your Heart reveal the many facets of Bleached’s music in a delirious vortex of playful harmonies, tangled guitars, and golden noise. Each song brings a new element, while also imbibing the classic moods of bands as varied and iconic in nature as The Ramones and The Cars to The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac. From the syncopated backbeat and two-part chorus of “Dead In Your Head,”, the rolling riffs and sparkling melodies of “Searching Through The Past” and the pulsating energy and urgency of “Dreaming Without You” and “Outta My Mind”, Bleached take you on a sweeping emotional roller coaster that churns and burns.
Ride Your Heart is a thrilling, beating, glorious wall of sound strong enough to withstand its own impact.
Known for their raucous irrepressibly fun live shows, Bleached are hitting the road this Spring touring the US & Canada with support from indie darlings, White Lung and Cloud Nothings. Don’t miss your chance to catch them live this time around.
BLEACHED TOUR DATES
2/20/23 @ Stanford University – Stanford, CA
3/09/13 @ Lowbrow Palace -El Paso, TX $
3/11/13 @ Cine El Rey, Galax Z Fair II – McAllen, TX*
3/14/13 @ SXSW – Austin, TX
3/15/13 @ SXSW – Austin, TX
3/16/13 @ SXSW – Austin, TX
3/17/13 @ SXSW – Austin, TX
3/22/13 @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA**
4/12/13 @ Red 7 – Austin, TX !
4/13/13 @ Club Dada – Dallas, TX !
4/14/13 @ Circle Bar – New Orleans, LA !
4/15/13 @ The Bottletree – Birmingham, AL !
4/16/13 @ The Earl – Atlanta, GA !
4/17/13 @ The Pinhook – Durham, NC !
4/18/13 @ DC9 – Washington DC !
4/19/13 @ Kenyon College – Gambier OH !
4/20/13 @ Haverford College – Philadelphia, PA !
4/20/13 @ The Fire – Philadelphia, PA !
4/21/13 @ TT & the Bear’s – Cambridge, MA !
4/23/13 @ Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY !
4/24/13 @ Il Motore – Montreal, QC !
4/25/13 @ The Silver Dollar – Toronto, CA !
4/26/13 @ Metro Times Festival – Detroit, MI
04/27/13 @ Subterranean – Chicago, IL #
4/28/13 @ Turf Club – St, Paul, MN ^
5/01/13 @ Chop Suey – Seattle, WA ^
5/02/13 @ Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC ^
5/03/13 @ Star Theatre – Portland, OR ^
5/04/13 @ Blank Club – San Jose, CA ^
5/05/13 @ Independent – San Francisco, CA ^
5/08/13 @ Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA ^
$ with White Lung
* with Cloud Nothings
** with Black Lips, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and more
! w/ Hunters
# w/ Hunters & Ex-cops
^ w/ Ex-cops
1. Looking For A Fight
2. Next Stop
3. Outta My Mind
4. Dead In Your Head
5. Dreaming Without You
6. Waiting By The Telephone
7. Love Spells
8. Searching Through The Past
9. Ride Your Heart
10. Dead Boy
11.Guy Like You
12. When I Was Yours