New Bleached song “Flipside” a nod to ‘90s alt-rock

On March 3, Los Angeles rockers Bleached will release their upcoming EP titled Can You Deal? Today they shared a new track titled “Flipside,” and damn if it doesn’t sound like it would have fit on the soundtrack of any ‘90s teen comedy.

Beginning with the opening series of “na-na-nanana-na,” it’s hard not to picture the song appearing in American Pie, Can’t Hardly Wait or 10 Things I Hate About You. It’s the second song to be released – the first being the title track – and it’s clear Bleached aren’t resting on their laurels following the release of their killer second record Welcome the Worms. That record cracked my 25 Favorite Albums of 2016 list.

Bleached singer and guitarist Jennifer Clavin shared her thoughts on the song in a press release:

I was thinking about the relationship we have with an album or a song and how we connect them to what is happening in our lives, like falling in love, being fascinated by a new friend, or some kind of pivotal moment in life corresponding with the record I’m listening to. Once the comedown of that time hits I can’t even listen to that record without thinking about that time or that person. Albums are the soundtrack to our lives, and this song is an ode to the nostalgia certain albums bring.

Listen to “Flipside” below and pre-order Can You Deal? — due out March 3 via Fat Beats. You can also catch Bleached at the Echoplex on Thursday, April 6 along with The Regrettes, Upset, and The Side Eyes. Tickets are priced at $16.50. The show is 18-and-over. They are also opening for The Damned.