Bleach Day have released their second single bbs in the grass, which is lifted from their forthcoming album ‘as if always’ (releasing March 6th via Birdwatcher Records).
The band elaborated on the track’s meaning: “bbs in the grass is the end of a cycle that comprises the full album as if always. A series of musical movements erupting into existence, the track is propelled by a multitrack orchestra of driving percussion, thick bass, hailing piano notes, and twinkling Wurlitzer. “bbs in the grass” is reflective yet forward looking. “It is the truth learned at the end of a long introspection. It is celebratory, but accepting of the fact that you’ll soon be back in this very same spot – ending the cycle, so it can begin again.”
Watch the lyric video via YouTube below.
Their lead single in limbo caught the attention of Various Small Flames and Austin Town Hall, among several others, and was featured on this Cottagecore Spotify playlist, which i-D Magazine shared on their story covering the niche cultural aesthetic.
More about Bleach Day?
Originally spurred from the home tape recordings of Louie Kiley and Vinny Marksohn, Bleach Day released their full-length debut, ‘Where to Dream,’ in 2016. Its release was met with praise from blogs such as Earmilk and Buried Muse (now Idle House). Seven Days called the album “…an eight-song sonic tapestry of analog whirrs, screwy samples and, at its core, beautiful, sun-bleached lo-fi pop.”
Since the release of ‘Where to Dream,’ Bleach Day has appeared as a five-piece band for live performances—expanding to include Jon Kraus and Mitch Manacek (both of garage-punk band The Bubs) and electronic artist Amelia Devoid—at festivals such as POP Montreal and Waking Windows, and has supported artists like Phantogram, Homeshake, Crumb, and Palm. The band will play their record release show on March 6th at Burlington City Arts and will be touring North America this spring, with club and festival dates soon to be announced.
Behind the scenes, the duo has been perpetually occupied in their newly fortified analog home studio earning production, engineering, and performance credits on Wished Bone’s critically acclaimed breakout LP ‘Cellar Belly,’ engineering Sparklesaurus’ self-titled LP, and tracking or performing on numerous local Vermont artists’ tracks.
Bleach Day’s sophomore LP ‘as if always‘ is the product of a two year studio binge, occurring in between all of these other projects. Mixing classic golden age pop sounds, cinematic progressions, and oddball tones, as if always composes a sonic language that takes the listener through a story of growth and self discovery in its most primeval form, which mirrors a full life cycle from birth to death. Through struggle you learn to confront your fears, your shadows, and your limitations to become the person you are meant to be. It’s a journey to a place that feels far away – until you realize it’s actually within yourself, and always has been.
Hope Presents: Bleach Day ‘as if always’ Album Release Show
Friday, March 6th @ Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT
Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8:00PM
All Ages – $8 – Tickets
March 6 @ Burlington City Arts – Burlington, VT
March 27 @ Brasserie Beaubien – Montréal, QC
March 28 @ Live on Elgin – Ottawa, ON
April 1 @ Sun Tiki Studios – Portland, ME
April 2 @ The LilyPad – Boston, MA
April 3 @ Bishops Lounge – Northampton, MA
April 4 @ Sofar Sounds – New York, NY
April 5 @ TBA – Philadelphia, PA