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photo by Amber Knecht (view set)

The city of Los Angeles has always been a backdrop for west coast punk band Bleached: there's a fun-in-the-sun melodic sound paired with a gritty Sunset Strip side. But on their latest album, Welcome the Worms, they escaped to Joshua Tree to find inspiration. "It's funny, because when we would go to the desert, that's where I could actually think and hear my thoughts," noticed frontwoman Jennifer Clavin. With the noise and lights behind them, and with support from her sister/guitarist Jessica and bassist Micayla Grace, Clavin has penned her most honest album to date, tackling subjects from alcohol abuse to unhealthy relationships. Watch Clavin channel the fierceness of Joan Jett behind a Go-Go's-style beat in this kick-ass KEXP in-studio session:

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