Album of the Week – April 3rd, 2016, “Welcome the Worms” by Bleached

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after a long wait between albums, Bleached come back with a excellent new collection. From the opening track “Keep On Keepin On” Bleached demand your attention for the entire album, full of wicked guitar licks, distortion, harmonies and everything else that we have come to expect from Bleached. I think most good songs are built on the writing and without a doubt , Bleached put thoughts to pen better than most. You can tell that they have taken their time to put out a record that speaks to their professionalism . My advice would be to buy this today , play often and loud and get lost in the coolness that is – Bleached.

From their bandcamp:
Los Angeles-based sister duo Jennifer and Jessie Clavin knew things were going to be different for their band Bleached sophomore LP ‘Welcome The Worms’. Not only had they managed to charm world renowned producer Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, The Strokes, Elton John) to join the sisters and their bassist Micayla Grace in the studio, but Jen and Jessie had been crawling out of their own personal dramas. While emotionally spinning, they dove head first into music.

The three girls spent time writing the 10 song LP at a remote house in Joshua Tree, away from the distractions of the city. Other times Jen and Jessie worked alone, just like when they were teenaged punk brats playing in their parents’ garage, imitating their heroes The Slits, Black Flag and Minor Threat.

In the studio, Chiccarelli and co-producer Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, YACHT) helped the band perfect their fervent songs into fearlessly big pop melodies. They drew inspiration from the iconic hits of everyone from Fleetwood Mac to Heart to Roy Ayers. The result is an ambitious rock record with a new found pop refinement that somehow still feels like the Shangri-Las on speed, driven forward in a wind of pot and petals, a wall of guitars in the back seat.
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released April 1, 2016

Bleached:

Jennifer Clavin: Vocals, Guitar
Jessica Clavin: Guitar
Micayla Grace: Bass
Marc Jordan: Drums

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