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Interview with Bleached!

Use discretion listening, the new Bleached LP is infectious. The band has been teasing us with 45’s for a while, but they finally brought us a full length album, Ride Your Heart. They’re reminiscent of the teenage 1960’s girl group charm with lyrics that sound like they’ve been plucked out of my diary. The Clavin sisters will always have something that give them edge that no girl group ever did, a punk band. Jessie and Jennifer have come a long way from their days in Mika Miko, but they’re still having just as much fun. I caught up with valley girl Jennifer Clavin from the L.A. band before their show in Hamtramck. The band were touring North America promoting their new album that came out April 2nd on Dead Oceans. We talked about mixtapes, waiting for phone calls from boys, and The Shangri-Las.

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Growing old with Coheed and Cambria

I’ve been told not to meet my heroes. “Your heroes will disappoint you,” they say. “They won’t be heroic. They’ll be divas. They’ll be dull. Don’t do it, save that pristine image of how cool they are in your head!” Still, like a lot of good advice I’ve been given in my life – such as, “Don’t major in English,” and “Logan, get down from there!” – I chose to ignore it.

And, thank God, Travis Stever and Zach Cooper of Coheed and Cambria were some of the nicest, most gracious, and humblest dudes I’ve ever met.

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