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Photo Credit: Nicky Giraffe

There has been alot of excellent articles dealing with the new found sobriety of the sisters that comprise Bleached, Jennifer and Jessie Clavin and how it inspired their new album. Vanity Fair’s profile by Erin Vanderhoof is my personal favorite and well worth your time.

As for the music, Bleached’s new album definitely explores some new sounds. Admittedly, it took a few spins to really connect with it. The second track, Hard To Kill and sixth track, Kiss You Goodbye, remind of the latest by Priests. They are working in some disco vibes to their punk sound and I am digging it.

Rebound City is a ripping good breakup track. It has a glam-punk feel and it really does belong in movie. With the great lyrics, Valley Queen is another track that has a movie feel to it. Real Life is another punk ripper that is sure to get the room hopping. And at the end they put a bow on it with an acoustic track, the excellent Shitty Ballet.

Been a long time coming for this album and it has proved well worth it.

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Photo Credit: Nicky Giraffe

Figured this was around the corner after Bleached released a new track a few weeks back and I’m ready for it. Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? will see the light of day on July 12 via the fine folks at Dead Oceans. Here’s some info from the PR team.

Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? is what Jennifer Clavin asked herself when she hit a turning point in her life. It’s also the title of the new Bleached record, out July 12th via Dead Oceans, and Jessie and Jennifer Clavin’s first LP written from a place of sobriety. That newfound perspective serves as the guiding force in every corner of its sound, yielding a courageous, honest, and sonically ambitious album. Throughout, the Clavins radiate the power and bravery of facing addiction, of letting go of the past and becoming open to a radically different future of self-love, acceptance, and newfound honesty.

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“Shitty Ballet” Single Artwork (Photo by Nicola Rowlands)

Bleached – the Los Angeles-based rock duo of sisters Jessica and Jennifer Clavin – return with a new single. Say what you want about SXSW but that’s where my opinion about Bleached turned. Now I’m all in and this new track is literally, music to my ears. Here’s some more info from the PR team.

“Shitty Ballet” is the first studio work from the Clavins relying heavily on acoustic guitars. Written in just a few hours in a deluge of heartbreak, the striking emotion of the demo stuck. They stayed true to its stripped-down original, starting off with minimal instrumentation before bursting through with a full band. The accompanying one shot video, directed by Giraffe Studios, shows the Clavins awash in soft, violet-tinted light, performing as masked ballet dancers, young and old, twirl alongside them.

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