Bleached perform live in The Current studio, remember Prince

Bleached perform "Wednesday Night Melody" off their album Welcome the Worms live in The Current studio. (MPR)
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  • Bleached - Wednesday Night Melody (Live on The Current) 03:24
  • Bleached - Desolate Town (Live on The Current) 03:45
  • Bleached - Sour Candy (Live on The Current) 03:28

As the first act to perform at The Current following Prince's death, it's fitting that Bleached recorded Welcome the Worms at Sunset Sound, the studio where he lived for two years and tracked Purple Rain.

Before heading into the studio, though, sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin wrote Welcome the Worms in Joshua Tree, away from the Valley where they first formed Bleached (home of Boogie Nights and the birth of the porn industry). After writing and demoing more than 30 songs, the 10-track album still needed a name.

After Pink Floyd and the Beach Boys, the worm could possibly be the least represented animal in music. Struggling to find the perfect title for the album, Jennifer was approached by a "freaky couple" in a Los Angeles park. They gave her a handmade religious book that was filled with cut and pasted images and words. One phrase that stuck out to her: "Welcome the Worms." And just like that, the record's title was found.

Songs Performed

"Wednesday Night Melody"
"Desolate Town"
"Sour Candy"

All songs off Bleached's album Welcome the Worms, out now via Dead Oceans.

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    Bleached's Jessie Clavin performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Micayla Grace of Bleached performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Bleached's Jennifer Clavin and Nick Pillot performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Nick Pillot of Bleached performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Micayla Grace of Bleached performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Bleached performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Bleached's Jennifer Clavin performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)
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    Bleached performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Leah Garaas)