Bleached are gearing up for summer tour dates and in honor of their new dates
LA 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.
US TOUR DATES
06-30 Costa Mesa, CA - The City of Costa Mesa's 60-Year Anniversary
07-13 San Francisco, CA - Phono Del Sol Music & Food Festival @
07-19 Denver, CO - The Underground Music Showcase
07-27 Seattle, WA - The Capitol Hill Block Party !
08-15 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore #
08-16 Big Sur, CA - The Henry Miller Library #
08-18 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre #
08-19 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre #
08-25 Monterey, CA - First City Festival
09-05 Portland, OR - Music Fest Northwest @ Dante's ^
09-07 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
09-09 Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
09-12 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
09-13 Winnipeg, MB - Union Sound Hall
09-14 Fargo, ND - The Nestor
09-15 Iowa City, IA - The Mill
09-16 St. Louis, MO - Firebird #
09-17 Columbia, MO - Blue Note #
09-18 Lawrence, KS - Granada #
09-19 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room #
09-20 Chicago , IL - Subterranean
09-21 Lexington, KY - Boomslang Festival
09-24 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
09-25 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
09-26 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
09-27 Madison, WI - University of Wisconsin
09-28 Champaign-Urbana, IL - Pygmalion Festival =
@ Thee Oh Sees
! White Lung
# Best Coast
^ The Men
% Bleeding Rainbow
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Photo Credit: Paley Fairman