“Can You Deal?” is the title track off of Bleached’s same name EP, ‘Can You Deal?’, due out for release on March 3rd, 2017 via the folks over at Dead Oceans and Inertia Music in Australia.
The Los Angeles based outfit Bleached – the punk band headed by front-women sisters Jennifer and Jessica Clavin – are scheduled to release their new EP “Can You Deal?” on March 3 through Dead Oceans via Inertia Music. Prior to the release of the EP, Bleached dropped the title track off it, which features the four-piece showing their stride as another surf-rock band based out of Los Angeles, however, the single is different as it offers a more intimate feel, with the use of low-ki music through the guitar, vocals, bass and drums add a lot to the atmosphere they have created.
Jennifer noted that she feels the need to “create music and art” (sic) because she needs to, with the added notion of connection via her voice and percussion:
“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.”
Jennifer elaborates on what she means by that “girl band” comment and how it comes up often:
“…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?”