Bleached are back with new EP ‘Can You Deal’ and an accompanying ‘zine too

That 'zine features contributions from Hayley Williams + more, all discussing being a woman in the music industry
Bleached have announced the follow up to 2016’s ‘Welcome The Worms’ in the form of new EP ‘Can You Deal?’.

The four track collection, has been inspired by the “insulting and reductive” gender-based labelling that the band have come across over the years and will be released with an accompanying ‘zine to boot.

Featuring a massive list of contributors, including Hayley Williams, Tegan Quin (of Tegan & Sara fame), Hinds, Sadie Dupuis, Julien Baker, Lizzo and Mish Way from White Lung amongst others – all talking about their experiences of being a female in the music industry through essays, visual art, poetry and more. All proceeds from the release will go to Planned Parenthood too – just in case it wasn’t already absolutely brilliant.

Talking about the EP, Jenifer Clavin from the band said:

“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 labeling as “girl band” and consistently referenced as “female fronted” is insulting and reductive. The title track to this EP, “Can You Deal?” is about this experience. Last year we released a deeply personal full length album titled Welcome The Worms. It was a record about being in 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?”. And the ensuing story will define us based on our sex. Why is gender pointed out in nearly all coverage of 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. It’s 2017, Can You Deal with women playing rock and roll yet?”

Bleached have also marked the announcement with a first slice from the EP with the title track itself, a blistering hook-tastic number that haves ya from the get-go. Dive into that below

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