Bleached – “For The Feel” (Stereogum Premiere)

Bleached – “For The Feel” (Stereogum Premiere)

Jennifer and Jessie Clavin’s music as Bleached tends to evoke an afternoon cruising around in the California sun blasting the Ramones. “For The Feel” is a prime example of their proficiency at that task, a fine blast of sunshine that feels effortless even as it shows off carefully honed craft. The song was originally intended for last year’s full-length debut Ride Your Heart, but it’s instead the lead track on a new EP due out this summer digitally and this fall on vinyl. Here’s an explanation from the band:

“For The Feel” is a song we originally wrote for our full length but it didn’t sound right once recorded so we held off on putting it on the record. Finally when it came down to recording it again we were really inspired by the sound of The Kinks, we even used The Kinks amp. I’m really glad we waited to release this song because now it’s perfect.

Hard to argue with that; “For The Feel” really is just about perfect. Listen to it below.

For The Feel is out 7/22 digitally and 9/16 on 7-inch vinyl via Dead Oceans. Pre-order it in digital or physical formats. Here’s the tracklist:

01 “For The Feel”
02 “Poison Ivy”
03 “Born To Kill”

And hey, how about some tour dates to top it off?

6/27 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex &
8/2 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory – Burger a-Go-Go! #

& – with Zig Zags
# – with Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, Shannon & The Clams, The Coathangers + more

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