BLEACHED w/ Dude York

Wed Oct 9 2019

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater

13 NW Sixth Avenue Portland, OR 97209

$15.00

Ages 21+

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BLEACHED - DON’T YOU THINK YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH?

“Don’t you think you’ve had enough?” is a sharp reprimand, a gentle chiding; it trails from a parental rebuke during childhood sweetness to coming from concerned friends during adolescent recklessness. Or, in Bleached’s case, it’s what Jennifer Clavin asked herself when she hit a turning point in her life.

Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?, the new record from Bleached, is Jessie and Jennifer Clavin’s first LP written from a place of sobriety. That newfound and clear-eyed perspective serves as the guiding force in every corner of its sound, yieldinga courageous, honest, and sonically ambitious album. Here, the Clavins radiate the power and bravery of facing addiction, of letting go of the past and becoming open to a radically different future of self-love, acceptance, and newfound honesty. It’s a record about fighting both literally and figuratively for your life -- and the clarity that’s born from that struggle.

“Drinking was really the only way I knew how to get through fear in those moments before sobriety,” Jessie explains. “As I was writing, and learning these new tools, I realized sobriety is so much more than not having a drink. It really hit me during the creation of this record.”

“Writing these songs while sober became somewhat of a spiritual experience,” Jennifer says. “Like I was connecting with a power greater than myself. I had to let go, trust the process, and allow an energy beyond my control to be present.”

The writing for Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?began in early 2018, as both a daily process in a Los Angeles practice space, and with friends and co-writers in Nashville. It marks the first time the Clavin sisters approached writing a record with a set, regimented schedule. It also marks the first record the Clavins wrote while fully harnessing the power of creating art from a place of authentic happiness.

Looking at it as more of a piece of art rather than a chunk of my diary made it a different experience,” Jennifer says. “I felt free to experiment, let go, and have less control over what was happening with the demos, which ended up being a blessing because I got to go places with the melodies I wouldn’t have normally gone.”

Producer Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells) also helped to open every door to experimentation while recording the record, wanting to be exploratory while keeping the sound singularly Bleached. The resulting LP is an explosive record grappling with the past; its twelve tracks mark some of the sisters’ most visceral, rawest songwriting to date -- and some of their best. Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?revisits the same lives led on 2016’s Welcome the Worms and debut Ride Your Heart, but with maturity.Bleached’s melodies have always been center-stage, but Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?glimmers with inspiration found in touring with the likes of The Damned and Paramore....

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BLEACHED w/ Dude York

  • Bleached

    Bleached

    Alternative Rock

    “What I really resent most about people sticking labels on you is that it cuts off all the other elements of what you are because it can only deal with black and white...” Siouxie Sioux

    I have been playing in bands since I was 16 years old. When we were 15, my sister Jessica and I started going to punk shows every weekend in LA to see the likes of the Adolescents, the Dickies, X, TSOL. We were obsessed with the Slits, Blondie, Siouxie and the Banshees. One weekend we went to see F Minus at the Glasshouse. It was during their set when Jessie and I decided to start a band. That week we learned to play guitar and have been playing punk music since. Currently I am the singer, one of the guitar players, and songwriter for Bleached, a punk band from the San Fernando Valley. We are releasing a new EP on March 3, 2016 titled Can You Deal? After 5 straight months of touring, there was an energy in our band playing together that we wanted to try and capture in the studio. We recorded these songs in a 3 week break from touring when we felt like we needed to keep moving. After spending months working on the last record, we wanted to go back to the process of recording quickly, capturing the energy we were experiencing on stage. Alex Newport produced and mixed them with us. The songs are raw. The recordings are too. Just how we wanted them.

    Last year we released a full length album titled Welcome The Worms which was a deeply personal record. It was a record about being in and getting out of 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?" What does one want from this question? It is a lazy question, is it not? What does me being in a band have to do with my gender? The question is asked with a feigned surprise that women can play well, play loud, make records, and tour as if it has not been happening for years. There is a sense of novelty to a girl playing guitar and making rock music. There is an element of surprise that we are females and being interviewed about the music we make...as women.

    Here is my answer to your question. Being girl in a band is no different than being a girl in any field. We have people consistently pointing out our gender as if it relates to our ability to do our job. Our gender is pointed out in nearly all coverage of what we do as if it was integral to understanding 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. My band is labeled as a “girl band” or a “female fronted” band. Why the necessity to differentiate? Is it a warning? Women have been playing rock music for decades. When does the novelty wear off? The labeling is reductive. And does not (and has not) done us any favors. When can my band simply be labeled as “a punk band”?

    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 filter and off hand labeling is insulting. The title track to this EP, “Can You Deal?” is about this experience. “You know that it’s me, Who Else Could I Be? Don’t You See?”

    Can You Deal? is for every girl out there who is sick of every male sound engineer telling them what they think is right for their set up. Can You Deal? is for every girl who has been told that "girl bands are in right now" by an A&R guy. Can You Deal? is for any girl mulling over press photos knowing their band will be picked apart before someone even listens to the music. Can You Deal? is for everyone who can stop referring to my band as “female fronted”. It is for everyone who can stop feigning surprise every time a woman plugs in and plays well, or gets behind the drums, or has the sickest bass style. It is 2017. Can You Deal Yet? I look forward to speaking to you about the music.

    -Jennifer Clavin, Bleached

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    Dude York

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Monqui Presents

BLEACHED w/ Dude York

Wed Oct 9 2019 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater Portland OR
BLEACHED w/ Dude York

$15.00 Ages 21+

BLEACHED - DON’T YOU THINK YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH?

“Don’t you think you’ve had enough?” is a sharp reprimand, a gentle chiding; it trails from a parental rebuke during childhood sweetness to coming from concerned friends during adolescent recklessness. Or, in Bleached’s case, it’s what Jennifer Clavin asked herself when she hit a turning point in her life.

Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?, the new record from Bleached, is Jessie and Jennifer Clavin’s first LP written from a place of sobriety. That newfound and clear-eyed perspective serves as the guiding force in every corner of its sound, yieldinga courageous, honest, and sonically ambitious album. Here, the Clavins radiate the power and bravery of facing addiction, of letting go of the past and becoming open to a radically different future of self-love, acceptance, and newfound honesty. It’s a record about fighting both literally and figuratively for your life -- and the clarity that’s born from that struggle.

“Drinking was really the only way I knew how to get through fear in those moments before sobriety,” Jessie explains. “As I was writing, and learning these new tools, I realized sobriety is so much more than not having a drink. It really hit me during the creation of this record.”

“Writing these songs while sober became somewhat of a spiritual experience,” Jennifer says. “Like I was connecting with a power greater than myself. I had to let go, trust the process, and allow an energy beyond my control to be present.”

The writing for Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?began in early 2018, as both a daily process in a Los Angeles practice space, and with friends and co-writers in Nashville. It marks the first time the Clavin sisters approached writing a record with a set, regimented schedule. It also marks the first record the Clavins wrote while fully harnessing the power of creating art from a place of authentic happiness.

Looking at it as more of a piece of art rather than a chunk of my diary made it a different experience,” Jennifer says. “I felt free to experiment, let go, and have less control over what was happening with the demos, which ended up being a blessing because I got to go places with the melodies I wouldn’t have normally gone.”

Producer Shane Stoneback (Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells) also helped to open every door to experimentation while recording the record, wanting to be exploratory while keeping the sound singularly Bleached. The resulting LP is an explosive record grappling with the past; its twelve tracks mark some of the sisters’ most visceral, rawest songwriting to date -- and some of their best. Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?revisits the same lives led on 2016’s Welcome the Worms and debut Ride Your Heart, but with maturity.Bleached’s melodies have always been center-stage, but Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough?glimmers with inspiration found in touring with the likes of The Damned and Paramore....

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