SOMNIUM – BLEACHBEAR
Directed by Valarie Cooley and Everett Nate Yockey
Music video for a track from Bleachbear’s sophmore album “Cowboy Movie Star” released July 30, 2016.
Bleachbear is a teenage, indie rock band comprised of sisters Tigerlily (songwriter/vocals/guitar) and Bird Cooley (drums), and cousin Emiko Nakagawa Gantt (bass/keyboards). Playing self-described “dream pop grunge” sprinkled with surf and vintage influences, Bleachbear’s unique sound has earned them acclaim as one of Seattle’s favorite rising acts and signature bands. The band has drawn comparisons ranging from 1960’s girl-groups like The Ronnettes to contemporary bands like the Arctic Monkeys, Best Coast, and La Luz.
Bleachbear was named “Seattle’s Best Underage Band” by Seattle Weekly in 2014 following the release of their debut album “Lost Parade” which received acclaim airing on college radio stations in the U.S. and internationally. About “Lost Parade,” Hall of Fame DJ Marco Collins wrote, “MY GOD! That voice. Do yourself a favor, press play on the band’s new record, ‘Lost Parade’ and become enchanted.” Bleachbear’s music has also been featured in two movie soundtracks.