Bleached | Can You Deal?

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  1. Can You Deal?
  2. Flipside
  3. Turn To Rage
  4. Dear Trouble
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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

(DOC128 released: 03/03/17)

  • Can You Deal?
  • Bleached "Can You Deal?" directed by Ryan Baxley
  • Wednesday Night Melody
  • Bleached "Wednesday Night Melody" directed by Gil Kenan
  • Poison Ivy
  • Bleached "Poison Ivy" directed by Jesus Rivera
  • Guy Like You
  • Bleached "Guy Like You" directed by Micayla Grace

    tour dates

    04/06/17

    Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex

    04/07/17

    San Diego, CA - House of Blues  w/ The Damned

    04/08/17

    Anaheim, CA - House of Blues  w/ The Damned

    04/09/17

    Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues  w/ The Damned

    04/11/17

    San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore  w/ The Damned

    04/12/17

    Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades  w/ The Damned

    04/14/17

    Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom  w/ The Damned
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    Can You Deal?
    by Bleached
    Poison Ivy
    by Bleached
    Guy Like You
    by Bleached
    Love Spells
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    Dead In Your Head
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    Next Stop
    by Bleached