Bleached are set to return with Welcome the Worms, the follow-up their 2013 debut Ride Your Heart, on April 1st via Dead Oceans. The Los Angeles trio showed how they’ve sharpened the edge of their power pop sound with lead single “Keep On Keepin’ On”, and today return with nostalgic slice of rock called “Sour Candy”.
Jessie Calvin’s guitar sputters out like fumes from a the tailpipe of a top-down convertible riding along a smooth road laid down by her sister Jennifer’s rhythm. The track easily calls to mind the runaway tunes of the ’70s, begging the listener to hit the road while simultaneously cautioning not to drive so fast that all the beauty passes you by. “Hitch a ride with an unknown guy,” Jessie sings in the opening verse. “Smoke in dives/ Gettin’ high/ Because the past ain’t kind and the future scares me.”
Take a listen below.