Bleached – Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? LP is available @ Bandcamp.
by Walter Price
With plenty of nods to 80s/90s sonic beauties from The Romantics, Duran Duran, Bangles, The Cure and more, the recent single “Hard to Kill” from LA’s new directioned Bleached is a highly addictive timeless pop classic. Glittery grooves and a familiar gritty retro new wave vibe, it’s one that’ll move ya.
The accompanying evocative Thelma & Louise-esque film will timewarp you back to the heyday of MTV. When music videos were cool must-see events, played a huge part in a song’s trajectory, and guided your sense of fashion. Directed by Juliana and Nicky Giraffe for Giraffe Studios Imagination Emporium, this video is no doubt one of the most well thought out and executed pop videos of 2019. With attention to detail as the star supporting player…From the opening scene’s use of the faded art-deco architecture, the choreographed Vans’d feet sequences, color palettes, the band on the run shots and the way the directing duo framed the artists all scream homage.
Produced by Shane Stoneback, “Hard to Kill” is from the album Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? via Dead Oceans.
BLEACHED Hard to Kill
Jennifer and Jessica Clavin w/ Micayla Grace and Nick Pillot
Directed by Juliana and Nicky Giraffe
Produced by Giraffe Studios Imagination Emporium, Los Angeles
Eli Pearl as The Detective
Cinematographer – Jeremy Mackie
Make-Up Artist Veronica Chanel
Wardrobe and Production Design by Giraffe Studios
Coloring by Gabriel Sanchez
First AC – Haley Watson
Gaffer – Joey Feffer
Assistant Directors – Marshall Langhor & Max Whipple
Art Directors – Anna Geisslinger & Billy Wesley
Artist photo via Facebook