CMU Approved

Approved: Bleached

By | Published on Tuesday 15 January 2013


Having proven themselves expert at making Ramonsian guitar bops via several singles dating back to 2011, ex-Mika Miko sisters Jennifer and Jessica Calvin are at last set to release an LP as Bleached. It’ll bear the title ‘Ride Your Heart’, and will be buyable via Dead Oceans on 2 Apr.

‘Next Stop’, the first track we’ve got from it, is a lax and non-drastic variant of past Bleached hits, which is fine if – as I do – you like ‘Think Of You’ or ‘Searching Through The Past’. As alike as it is to those tracks, it’s slightly lighter on the static, and so seems prettier to the ear, as if the Bleached girls are preaching the same school of alt-pop as, say, Dum Dum/Vivian Girls, rather than their beach-front, Best Coastal vibes of yesteryear (well, 2011).