DOWNLOAD: Bleached - "Think of You" (MP3)
photos by Tim Griffin
the Clavin sisters (Bleached) @ Mohawk on 10/10
SanDiego.com: How long have you been writing songs as Bleached?
Jennifer Clavin: Me and my sister started writing songs right when we realized we weren't going to do Mika Miko anymore. So that was late 2009. We thought we were going to be able to just start Bleached right away but then other things happened. So now we have a lot of songs that actually aren't recorded yet.
You said that kind of ominously. What sort of other things happened?
JC: I joined this other band Cold Cave. So I was in that for a year. We were trying to do Bleached and I was trying to do Cold Cave at the same time so I moved to New York for a little bit, but then it just wasn't working because I really missed playing my own music and with Cold Cave I just sang.
How did you like living in New York City?
JC: At first I loved it there; before I moved there when I was just visiting. Then I decided to move there and I really did not like it... But then after a year of being there, I came back to L.A. and I was like, 'Fuck now I really miss New York.' So I was trying to figure out if there's an in between kind of place, but I think it's one or the other.
Mika Miko, which played their last show on the first day of 2010, is now split into the Bleached, Dunes, and Cold Showers camps, the latter of which released a single on Mexican Summer. As noted above, Jennifer was also in Cold Cave for a while. Jenna Thornhill-DeWitt also had a stint as a member of the Strange Boys.
Bleached (Jessica and Jennifer Clavin of Mika Miko) also have a release to their name with the Carter 7", out now via Art Fag. Download "Think of You" above and check out its corresponding video below.
Bleached is currently on the road on their way to CMJ 2011 where they'll play a bunch of shows including the BrooklynVegan Day Party at Public Assembly on 10/21 and Fader Fort. More details are forthcoming, but until then, check out pictures in this post from the show they just played (10/10) at Mohawk in Austin with The Carrots & Rayon Beach. More of them, with all dates and previously dicussed stuff, below...
Bleached - Dazed (live)
BLEACHED - Dazed
BLEACHED "THINK OF YOU"
Rayon Beach @ Mohawk
The Carrots @ Mohawk
Bleached @ Mohawk
BLEACHED - 2011 TOUR DATES
Oct 12 Cats Purring Dude Ranch w/ Dead Gaze Oxford, MS
Oct 13 529 Free Show! Atlanta, GA
Oct 14 Krankies Coffee Winston Salem, NC
Oct 15 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA
Oct 16 HOMEGROWN FEST Boston, MA
Oct 18 Great Scott Allston, MA
Oct 19 CMJ - Santos Noisy/ Vice Party New York, NY
Oct 19 CMJ - Cake Shop Manhattan, NY
Oct 20 CMJ - Shea Stadium YOurs Truly / Gorilla Vs. Bear Party Brooklyn, NY
Oct 21 CMJ- Public Assembly Brooklyn Vegan Party Brooklyn, NY
Oct 21 CMJ- Fader Fort DRIVEIN Studios New York, NY
Oct 21 CMJ-Shea Stadium Impose Party Brooklyn, NY
Oct 22 CMJ-Cake Shop Village Voice Day Party New York, NY
Oct 22 Public Assembly w/ White Fence, Shonen Knife, Turbo Fruits, Pujol Brooklyn, NY
Oct 24 Now That's Class w/ Fancy Space People Cleveland, OH
Oct 25 Crown Liquors Chicago, IL
Oct 26 Outland Ballroom Springfield, MO
Oct 27 Anty Shanty Norman, OK
Oct 28 Jackpot Music Hall Lawrence, KS
Oct 29 Moe's w/ Night Of Joy, Boom Chick Denver, CO
Oct 30 Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV