LA’s Bleached is venturing to our fair city, and that’s good news.
The sisters Jessie and Jennifer Clavin front the mighty punk pop band, Bleached, and they have a lot to prove as they descend on U Street Music Hall on September 17th. They’ve been around in various forms of the band since 2011, and have released three full-length albums since 2013. Jessie handles the instrumentation of the band, while Jennifer handles the lyrics and melodies.
Their latest album, Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?, came out in July (via Dead Oceans), and speaks to their battle to get sober and the bravery of facing addiction, in order to move towards a better future of acceptance and honesty. The title of the album and the songs are about fighting for their very lives. Now it’s your turn to give their album and upcoming concert a thorough listening.
You can start with “Hard to Kill”, which will first transport you back to the early 1980’s, then make you wish you were already at a dance party. Next take in “Shitty Ballet”, and bask in the acoustic guitars and low key delivery, before ending with a brief but powerful burst of punk rock. Definitely sneak in a listen of “Kiss You Goodbye”, an ode to dropping negative people from your life.
“Writing these songs while sober became somewhat of a spiritual experience,” Jennifer says. “Like I was connecting with a power greater than myself. I had to let go, trust the process, and allow an energy beyond my control to be present.”
This will be a great show, so definitely treat yourself to a concert ticket!
Get your tickets here.
Tickets are $20. Doors open at U Street Music Hall at 7pm. Opener is Paranoyds.