Bleached are back with a brand new video for their first single “Next Stop.” In typical Bleached fashion the video captures the carefree girls partying with their friends while taking a few motorcycle rides along the way. Nothing could be more fitting to the band’s personality as the video reflects the fun, free-spirited and rebellious attitude the girls are known for.
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. 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.
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.
BLEACHED TOUR DATES
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
4/27/13 @ Subterranean – Chicago, IL #
4/28/13 @ Turf Club – St, Paul, MN ^
4/30/13 @ Ole Beck VFW Post 209 – Missoula, MT ^
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 ^
5/07/13 @ Casbah – San Diego, 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