D/B Recommended: Come & Bleached @ Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin | Sunday, 02.06.2013

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COME are Thalia Zedek (Guitar Vocals), Chris Brokaw (Guitar Vocals), Arthur Johnson (Drums) and Sean O’Brien (Bass).
D/B Recommended: Come & Bleached @ Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin | Sunday, 02.06.2013
They came into being after a mutual acquaintance invited Brokaw, O’Brien, and Johnson to play with him.

Brokaw was playing drums with Codeine, Johnson had previously drummed for Athens, GA band, Bar-B-Q Killers, and O’Brien had played with two other 1980s Athens bands, Kilkenny Cats and Fashion Battery.

Come | Cimarron

After playing one show together, Brokaw, O’Brien, and Johnson decided to split off into their own project and invited Thalia Zedek to join them. Zedek had played in the bands Uzi and Dangerous Birds.

Her most recent band at the time, the post-no wave New York band Live Skull, had disbanded in 1990 and Brokaw and Zedek had been talking about playing together.

Come | Off To One Side

After a year of jamming together, Come released the 12-inch single “Car” on Sub Pop in 1991. The song, a seven-minute epic in the blues-noir style of The Birthday Party encapsulated what was to become Come’s trademark style.

Dark, intense and lengthy songs marked by Zedek’s emotional and distressed vocals, abrupt rhythms, and the tension-filled guitar interplay between Zedek and Brokaw, both extraordinarily accomplished guitarists.

Come | Last Mistake

On the heels of three well-received singles comes Ride Your Heart, the bombastic debut album by LA band Bleached.

Sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin match their ability to blend a mix of freewheeling ’77 punk with vintage sunny Southern California melodic rock and roll creating blindingly bright hooks and dark heartfelt lyrics about love, loss, and the crazy fun moments in between.

Bleached | Think Of You

That’s the goal: the sugary and sour, repurposed by two aggressively harmonic musicians and songwriters. Their first single “Next Stop” epitomizes this movement – fun, raw, adventurous and free. Tossing you out onto the dance floor, hair mussed from make-outs, cigarette still dangling from your fingertips.

As a whole, the twelve tracks on Ride Your Heart reveal the many facets of Bleached’s music in a delicious vortex of playful harmonies, tangled guitars, and golden noise.

Bleached | Searching Through The Past

Each song brings a new element, while also imbibing the classic moods of bands as varied and iconic in nature as The Ramones and The Cars to The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac.

From the syncopated backbeat and two-part chorus of “Dead In Your Head,”, the rolling riffs and sparkling melodies of “Searching Through The Past” and the pulsating energy and urgency of “Dreaming Without You” and “Outta My Mind”, Bleached take you on a sweeping emotional roller coaster that churns and burns.
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Come & Bleached  LIVE

Sunday, 02 June 2013 | 20:00 CET
Festsaal Kreuzberg | Skalitzer Str. 130 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg

matadorrecords.com/come | hellobleached.tumblr.com | festsaal-kreuzberg.de
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