Beach Slang and Bleached have each just released new albums and are stopping by The Southgate House Revival on Thursday, October 20th!
Beach Slang's second full-length is a crash-and-thunder collection of songs about what it takes to keep yourself going, to make it through the rest of the night-hell, through the rest of your youth-and beyond. Frontman James Alex wrote much of A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings on their first album's support tour, during which he spent a lot of time with the kids who'd picked up the record. The band previously shared the song "Punks in Disco Bar". The video was described by NPR as "...a glimpse into what it's like to be young, misunderstood and out of place, yet finding belonging in each other. It's the perfect complement to "Punks In A Disco Bar" and an ode to the motifs and life-affirming mission of Beach Slang." Watch it HERE.
Welcome The Worms, the new album by Los Angeles-based Bleached, is a smarter, heavier, emotionally deeper Bleached, all the while keeping the band’s origin of cheeky, California-punk in the forefront. In every respect, sisters Jennifer (vocals, guitar) and Jessie Clavin (guitar, bass) knew things were going to be different for their sophomore record. They were crawling out of their own personal dramas — Jessie was evicted from her house and scrambling, and Jen was in the midst of ending a torrid, unhealthy relationship. Emotionally spinning, feeling as though she was losing control of her personal and creative life, Jen dove head first into the music. Joined by bassist Micayla Grace (who shared in some writing duties for the first time), the threesome worked with engineer and producer Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, The Strokes) and co-producer Carlos de la Garza, drawing inspiration from the iconic hits of everyone from Fleetwood Mac to Heart to Roy Ayers. Throughout the album, the band paints a frivolous picture of LA and while a typical theme of ruined romance floats through the album, the real power is in Jen figuring out herself through lyrics so straight, identifiable and honest, a first for the girl who safely hid behind a cheeky misdemeanor.