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Bleached’s ‘Can You Deal?’ EP + New Video for “Can You Deal?” Out Today

Bleached, led by sisters Jennifer and Jessica Clavin, have released the Can You Deal? EP today. Alongside the release they’ve shared a new video directed by Ryan Baxley for the title track, a song which deals with the band’s frustrations with gender bending used to define their music and the reductive habit of referring to them and others as “girl bands.” Jennifer Clavin describes the video,

“When Ryan told us his idea for this video we were excited because it reminded us of a Twilight Zone episode. In this story, our “human band” is viewed as extraterrestrial to the alien world, and we are trying to put an end to the exploitive media station known as “Singular World News.” We loved the idea of taking what this song is about, how being women in music is still viewed as a novelty, to a more dramatic level where we the humans are the aliens in this alternate society.”

Jennifer Clavin is publishing the limited edition “Can You Deal?” Zine, a collection of shared experiences on this subject through essay, visual art, poetry, lyrics and more from artists. For a full list of contributors, visit http://www.canyoudealzine.com/. All net proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood.

Stream Can You Deal? EP in full:
http://spoti.fi/2my11Dp
Purchase Can You Deal? EP:
https://bleached.lnk.to/canyoudealBl

bleached EP

Bleached Tour Dates –
Wed. Mar. 15 – Austin, TX @ Lagunitas Bugout (Scoot Inn) SXSW
Wed. Mar. 15 – Austin, TX @ Showtime House (Clive Bar) SXSW
Thu. Mar. 16 – Austin, TX @ House of Vans (Mohawk) SXSW
Thu. Mar. 16 – Austin, TX @ Stubhub (Bangers) SXSW
Thu. Apr. 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Fri. Apr. 7 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues*
Sat. Apr. 8 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues*
Sun. Apr. 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues*
Tue. Apr. 11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*
Wed. Apr. 12 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*
Fri. Apr. 14 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom*
Sat. Apr. 15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore*
Sun. Apr. 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*
Tue. Apr. 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot*
Wed. Apr. 19 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall*
Fri. Apr. 21 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall*
Sat. Apr. 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line*
Sun. Apr. 23 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*
Mon. Apr. 24 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Lounge*
Wed. Apr. 26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe (Old National Center)*
Thu. Apr. 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s*
Fri. Apr. 28 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
Sat. Jul. 29 – New York, NY @ Panorama Music Festival

*w/ The Damned

Bleached Announce New EP, ‘Can You Deal?,’ Out March 3rd

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Bleached – lead by sisters Jennifer and Jessica Clavin – are set to release their new EP “Can You Deal?” on March 3rd. Jennifer Clavin has compiled and will be publishing a limited edition zine also titled “Can You Deal?” with contributions from Hayley Williams (Paramore), Tegan Quin (Tegan and Sara), Jane Wiedlin (The Go Go’s), Liz Phair, EMA, Alice Glass and more. All net proceeds from the zine will go to Planned Parenthood and it is also available March 3.

Along with the EP, Bleached are touring this spring, including an upcoming tour supporting The Damned and a special Jennifer & Jessie duo show with King Tuff, Kevin Morby and Mikal Cronin on Valentine’s. Trust us, you don’t want to miss their kick-ass live show. All dates at the end of this post, check for your city!

Listen to the EP’s title track and read Jennifer’s statement about the project below.

Listen to Bleached’s “Can You Deal?”:
https://soundcloud.com/deadoceans/can-you-deal/s-fgwEt

I create music and art because I need to. To express, to bond, to reconcile, and to connect. And to use my voice. To have it received with such a generic labeling as “girl band” and consistently referenced as “female fronted” is insulting and reductive.  The title track to this EP, “Can You Deal?” is about this experience. Last year we released a deeply personal full length album titled Welcome The Worms. It was a record about being in an emotionally abusive relationship. It was a record about getting spun out on drugs and alcohol. It was a record about totally losing myself in order to find myself.  It was also our most ambitious body of work yet, with guitar work and guitar sounds and production we had only dreamed of until then.  And yet to this day I am still fielding interview questions that have more to do with my gender than with the art I am creating. Somehow the conversation usually derails into some variation of the following question: “What is it like to be a girl in a rock band?”. And the ensuing story will define us based on our sex. Why is gender pointed out in nearly all coverage of our band? Labeling me as a woman in a band just puts me in a box, and doesn’t allow everything else I am to be seen and heard. It’s 2017, Can You Deal with women playing rock and roll yet?

– Jennifer Clavin

bleached EP

“Can You Deal?” tracklist:
1. Can You Deal?
2. Flipside
3. Turn to Rage
4. Dear Trouble

Pre-order “Can You Deal?” EP –
https://bleached.lnk.to/canyoudeal

Can You Deal? Zine is a collection of shared experiences on this subject through essay, visual art, poetry, lyrics and more from artists. Contributors in alphabetical order are:

Mecca Vazie Andrews (Sex Stains)
Julien Baker
Alicia Bognanno (Bully)
Jennifer Clavin (Bleached)
Jessica Clavin (Bleached)
Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz)
EMA
Alice Glass
Micayla Grace (Bleached)
Allie Hanlon (Peach Kelli Pop)
Hinds
Maryn Jones (All Dogs)
Ali Koehler (Upset, Vivian Girls)
Sara Landeau (the Julie Ruin)
Lizzo
Dani Miller (Surfbort)
Kate Nash
Liz Phair
Jane Weidlin (The Go Go’s)
Allison Wolfe (Sex Stains, Bratmobile)
Tegan Quin (Tegan and Sara)
Patty Schemel (Upset, Hole)
Kim Schifino (Matt and Kim)
Mish Way (White Lung)
Hayley Williams (Paramore)
And more TBA!

Pre-order “Can You Deal?” Zine —
http://www.canyoudealzine.com/

can you deal zine

Bleached Tour Dates –
Tue. Feb. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom^
Thu. Apr. 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
Fri. Apr. 7 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues*
Sat. Apr. 8 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues*
Sun. Apr. 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues*
Tue. Apr. 11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore*
Wed. Apr. 12 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades*
Fri. Apr. 14 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom*
Sat. Apr. 15 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore*
Sun. Apr. 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*
Tue. Apr. 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot*
Wed. Apr. 19 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall*
Fri. Apr. 21 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall*
Sat. Apr. 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line*
Sun. Apr. 23 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*
Mon. Apr. 24 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Lounge*
Wed. Apr. 26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe (Old National Center)*
Thu. Apr. 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s*
Fri. Apr. 28 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
Sat. Jul. 29 – New York, NY @ Panorama Music Festival

^Jennifer & Jessie duo w/ Ty Segall, King Tuff, Kevin Morby, Mikal Cronin
*w/ The Damned

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Sugar For The Pill by Slowdive

Come To Me Now by Kevin Morby

Cry by Strand of Oaks

Can You Deal? by Bleached

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