LA-based garage rockers Bleached offer up a fresh, sun-soaked blend of punk, surf pop, and classic '60s girl group soul. The band's vintage, referential sound has the warm glow of the familiar, but it avoids the pitfalls of retro rehash with the addition of modern production touches and vocal stylings far more aggressive than anything heard during the Wall of Sound era. Bleached's biggest weapon is their caterwauling live show -- whether they're powering through favorites like "Poison Ivy" or inciting riotous dancing with a cover of The Damned's "Born To Kill", the band brings an energy and charisma to the stage that always leaves ticket buyers feeling thoroughly rocked.
Sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin grew up in LA's suburban San Fernando Valley, where they began teaching themselves tunes on their father's acoustic guitar as pre-teens. Both played in bands during high school, and in the early '00s they became LA underground heroes with their band Mika Miko. That project ended in 2010 but remains legendary for its punk attitude and frenetic live shows -- two attributes the siblings brought with them when they formed Bleached in 2011. They honed Bleached's sound with local performances and several catchy 7"s, and in 2013 they released their debut album Ride Your Head. The record drew praise from critics for its blend of styles and carefree vibe, resulting in worldwide touring alongside bands like Haim and Best Coast. They followed up in 2014 with the excellent For the Feel EP, another slice of sunny retro rock that has fans eager to catch them on tour.