Bleached 'Welcome the Worms' on New LP, Announce North American Tour
Published Jan 14, 2016L.A. rockers Bleached delivered their debut album Ride Your Heart back in 2013, and they've just unveiled that a follow-up full-length is on the way. Titled Welcome the Worms, the band's sophomore LP is due out on April 1 via Dead Oceans.
It hears sisters Jennifer (vocals/guitar) and Jessie Clavin (guitar) and their bassist Micayla Grace teaming up with producers Joe Chiccarelli and Carlos de la Garza to channel an emotional string of events into a new set of songs.
Jessie was struggling after getting evicted from her house, while her sister and frontwoman Jennifer ended an unhealthy romantic relationship, in turn spurring a reinvigorated creative drive.
"I was a loose cannon," Jennifer explained in a press release. "I was losing serious control of my personal and creative life. I was falling apart, trying to escape. I felt like Bleached was the only thing I actually cared about."
Channelling the trying times into music, the resulting album paints a picture of Los Angeles through the eyes of the Clavin sisters. Stories about dating musicians and dirty drunken nights in dive bars weave together in a grander tale of the starstruck city.
The group have shared a video for the album's opening track "Keep On Keepin' On," which was directed by Lana Kim and gives viewers some insight into the group's daily life in L.A., as well as some extra dramatic shots of the three-piece running through the streets after dark.
Check out the Welcome the Worms tracklisting and Bleached's upcoming North American tour dates below. Scroll past those to give the clip for "Keep On Keepin' On" a watch.
Welcome the Worms:
1. Keep On Keepin' On
2. Trying To Lose Myself Again
4. Wednesday Night Melody
5. Wasted On You
6. Chemical Air
7. Sour Candy
8. Desolate Town
09. I'm All Over The Place (Mystic Mama)
10. Hollywood, We Did It All Wrong
03/15-03/19 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/ 29 Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
03/ 30 San Diego, CA - Casbah
04/02 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
04/04 Austin, TX - Sidewinder
04/05 Houston, TX - Walter's
04/06 Dallas, TX - Three Links
04/08 Nashville, TN - The High Watt
04/09 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
04/11 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/13 Washington, DC - DC9
04/15 Boston, MA - Great Scott
04/16 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz POB
04/17 Toronto, ON - Garrison
04/20 Columbus, OH - Double Happiness
04/21 Ferndale, MI - Loving Touch
04/22 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
04/23 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
04/25 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
04/26 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
04/28 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
04/29 Seattle, WA - Barboza
04/30 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
05/02 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
05/04 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
05/05 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom