Bleached (band)

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Bleached
Bleached performing at The Great Escape, May 2016.jpg
Bleached performing at The Great Escape in May 2016
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website hellobleached.com
Members Jennifer Clavin
Jessica Clavin
Nick Pillot
Past members Micayla Grace

Bleached are an American punk rock and pop punk band consisting of sisters Jennifer Clavin and Jessica Clavin, formerly of Mika Miko. The band plays a style of punk rock, pop punk, garage punk, rock and roll, noise pop and indie rock. Bleached was established in Los Angeles, California in 2011. The group have released two studio albums, Ride Your Heart (2013) and Welcome the Worms (2016), both with Dead Oceans, and charting on the Billboard magazine charts.

History[edit]

Bleached performing in London in 2013

They formed in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California during 2011, with Mika Miko front woman, Jennifer Clavin and guitarist Jessica Clavin. Micayla Grace joined in 2014 as a live member and drummer Nick Pillot in 2016.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

The band released three extended plays, Francis, Carter, and Searching Through the Past b/w Electric Chair, soon after their formation. Their subsequent release, a studio album, Ride Your Heart, was released on April 2, 2013,[10] by Dead Oceans.[11] This album charted on the Billboard magazine Heatseekers Albums chart, where it peaked at No. 18.[12] They released, an extended play, For the Feel, in 2014, from Dead Oceans. The group released another studio album, Welcome the Worms, on April 1, 2016,[13] with Dead Oceans.[14] The album peaked on the Heatseekers Albums chart at No. 15,[15] while it placed on the Independent Albums chart at No. 46.[16]

Members[edit]

Jennifer Clavin performing with the band in May 2016
  • Jennifer Francis Clavin (born December 30, 1983,[17] San Francisco, California) – lead vocals, guitar, synth
  • Jessica Carter Clavin (born August 1, 1986,[18] Los Angeles, California) – lead guitar, bass
  • Nicholas Grant "Nick" Pillot (born May 21, 1992)[19] – drums, percussion

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[12]
US
Heat
[15]
US
Indie
[16]
Ride Your Heart 18
Welcome the Worms 15 46

EPs[edit]

  • Francis (2011, Post Present Medium)
  • Carter (2011, Art Fag Recordings)
  • Searching Through the Past b/w Electric Chair (2011, Suicide Squeeze)
  • For the Feel (2014, Dead Oceans)
  • Can You Deal? (2017, Dead Oceans)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Bleached : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Martens, Todd (April 1, 2016). "Echo Park punk band Bleached embraces life's darkness, with an almost beachy exuberance". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Lester, Paul (May 1, 2012). "Bleached (No 1,261)". The Guardian. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ McDermott, Emily (April 4, 2016). "Bleached to the Bone". Interview. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ Brodsky, Rachel (December 16, 2015). "Bleached Ditch the Surfboards on 'Super-Confident' New Album". Spin. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ Young, Alex (March 12, 2012). "Interview: Jennifer and Jessica Clavin (of Bleached)". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ Santiago, Jamie (June 2, 2013). "Interview with Jessica Clavin of Bleached". Bare. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ Saver, Cooper (March 19, 2013). "Q&A with Bleached". Anthem. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  9. ^ Lindner, Emmett (December 1, 2011). "Interview: Talking With Jessica Clavin of Bleached". Bloginity. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  10. ^ Phares, Heather (April 2, 2013). "Ride Your Heart – Bleached : Review". AllMusic. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  11. ^ CBS Interactive. "Critic reviews for Ride Your Heart by Bleached". Metacritic. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b Billboard. "Bleached : Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  13. ^ Phares, Heather (April 1, 2016). "Welcome the Worms – Bleached : Review". AllMusic. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  14. ^ CBS Interactive. "Critic reviews for Welcome the Worms by Bleached". Metacritic. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  15. ^ a b Billboard. "Bleached - Chart history (Top Heatseekers Albums)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  16. ^ a b Billboard. "Bleached - Chart history (Independent Albums)". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  17. ^ California Birth Index. "Jennifer Francis Clavin, Born 12/30/1983 in California". California Birth Index. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  18. ^ California Birth Index. "Jessica Carter Clavin, Born 08/01/1986 in California". California Birth Index. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  19. ^ California Birth Index. "Nicholas Grant Pillot, Born 05/21/1992 in California". California Birth Index. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 

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