Bleached 'Welcome the Worms' Up For Preorder

Posted by Billy Gil, January 18, 2016 10:03am | Post a Comment


Photo by Nicole Anne Robbins

L.A. punk-power-pop band Bleached have announced their second album, Welcome the Worms, will be released April 1 on Dead Oceans. You can preorder the album now on LP and CD.

Bleached features sisters Jessie and Jennifer Clavin at the helm, formerly of punk greats Mika Miko. Their first album, Ride Your Heart, was a blast of fizzy guitar riffs and sugary, snarling melodies. This time around, they've teamed with engineer Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, The Strokes, Elton John) and co-producer Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, YACHT) and added bassist Micayla Grace to the fold.

The Clavins say personal turmoil — ended relationships, home eviction and the like — fueled the album, while L.A. imagery remains a focal point of inspiration. “I was a loose canon,” says singer Jessie Clavin. “I was losing serious control of my personal and creative life. I was falling apart, trying to escape. I felt like Bleached was the only thing I actually cared about.”

Check out the Lana Kim-directed video for "Keep on Keepin' On" below, which seems to paint a picture of the anxiety hidden beneath the frivolous veneer of twentysomething aimlessness.


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