Los Angeles punk outfit Bleached is back with a new volatile anthem “Flip It,” as well as new California dates including a stop at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The creation of sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin — formerly the band Mika Miko — Bleached has been their outlet for uncompromising, buoyantly minded punk-pop since 2013. Their latest release is their first since 2019’s Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? and their 2020 single “Stupid Boys.” But on “Flip It” they’ve made their beautifully brash return.
Opening with a meandering voicemail between the siblings, “Flip It” is about trying to shake those suffocating feelings of apathy that you suddenly find yourself consumed by. “I’m just feeling like so sick of L.A.” they confess in the intro — the response? Just flip it. A rollicking and fiercely kinetic mantra dedicated to surviving life’s roughest patches, something Bleached relates to their long absence from the studio and an initial lack of confidence in their return. But as the song makes pretty self-evident the duo need not worry, they still got it.
“Running around / Can’t even think / Stuck in LA/ Everyone’s fake,” they lament over the noisy clamor of riffs and anxious percussion rushes. And in between Bleached even list off the days of the week alongside every associated mishap (“Monday woke up late / Tuesday headache”) — like a far more depressing “Friday I’m in Love.” But aided by the track’s igniting anthemics “Flip It” doesn’t revel in the things that get you down for too long before flipping it all on its head via Bleached’s ever-infectious energies.
See Bleached on tour next month with a stop at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles on Nov. 9.
November 7 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
November 9 – Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA
November 15 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
Words by Steven Ward
Listen to “Flip It” the new single from Bleached below!