Bleachbear is an all-girl, indie band composed of sisters Tigerlily (vocals/guitar) and Bird Cooley (drums), and cousin Emiko Nakagawa Gantt (bass/keyboards). Their "dream pop grunge" with a glittery pop twist has earned them acclaim as one of Seattle’s favorite rising acts. With breezily sweet harmonies layered over a fusion of distortion, Bleachbear is the perfect juxtaposition of fragile and badass.
Bleachbear was named “Seattle's Best Underage Band” by Seattle Weekly in 2014 following the release of their debut album "Lost Parade” which received local and international airplay. 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 sophomore album “Cowboy Movie Star” is an ode to western deserts, 1950´s slow dances, and old Hollywood, inspired by a book of vintage postcards Tigerlily stumbled upon. Bleachbear worked with veteran grunge producer Kurt Bloch (The Fastbacks, Young Fresh Fellows) to capture a raw Seattle sound, and the album was released in July 2016.