2019 album also available on CD.
Serving up a melange of bouncy garage punk and indie-pop, the sizzling American group Bleached are making headways into our aural nerve systems with their new studio album “Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?’ The band which features the Clavin sister duo Jennifer and Jessica - formerly of Mika Miko - deliver their new release that sounds a little like a cheerier take on their former band.
The title of the album ‘Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?’ is what Jennifer Clavin asked herself when she hit a turning point in her life. Jessie and Jennifer Clavin’s first album written from a place of sobriety. That newfound perspective serves as the guiding force, yielding a courageous, honest and sonically ambitious album. It’s a record about fighting both literally and figuratively for your life - and the clarity born from that struggle.
Writing began in early 2018, both in a Los Angeles practice space and with friends and co-writers in Nashville. Producer Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells) helped open every door to experimentation, wanting to be exploratory while keeping the sound singularly Bleached.
The resulting album is explosive, grappling with the past; its twelve tracks mark some of the sisters’ most visceral, rawest songwriting to date - and some of their best. The work glimmers with inspiration found in touring with the likes of The Damned and Paramore. That arena-ready pop, incisively catchy, was a palpable influence helping to push Bleached’s sound in a new direction.
“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 theprocess, and allow an energy beyond my control to be present.”
First pressing on opaque cream vinyl.
Album produced by Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells, Carly Rae Jepsen, Rostam).