Bleached (Photo: Nicole Anne Robbins)

For it second album‚ÄĒWelcome The Worms, due out April 1 on Dead Oceans‚ÄĒBleached added a bit of a punk flavor to the mix. Formed after the demise of the great, under-loved Mika Miko, Bleached‚Äôs debut felt like a reaction to the band members‚Äô past, opting to make its take on a ‚Äô60s pop record instead. But with Welcome The Worms, the trio has taken a jump into the future, one that supposes what would have happened if The Go-Go‚Äôs never stopped being a punk band. The A.V. Club is premiering ‚ÄúSour Candy‚ÄĚ ahead of the record‚Äôs release, which feels like a total misnomer for a song that‚Äôs this sweet. Vocalist Jen Clavin may have a slight sneer throughout, but that only adds to the song‚Äôs bubblegum charm. Clavin says of ‚ÄúSour Candy‚ÄĚ:

This is my favorite song on the record! I half wrote it about myself and half was imagining a scene in a 90’s movie about running away, partying to escape your problems, and realizing that it’s not gonna fix anything. It’s about being self destructive and having everything be so new and beautiful and freeing that you can’t even find the negative in it. Until you get to the point that you realize you missed out on some of life by running from it.

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