Bleed Me

by Clinical Trials

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Clinical Trials' latest effort, "Bleed Me" is a dark detour into the fringe regions of rock music. Challenging and balls-out, these new creations have been birthed bloody and wailing, fueled by punk, tinged with sexuality, yet still dangerously charming. From the first explosion of brass coupled with pummeling tom-heavy beats on "Whip It," to the deceptively poppy "American Girl," where dark synth textures bear counterweight to a danceable soca beat, “Bleed Me” is the most menacing type of thrill ride.

Bass-heavy, slow-driving verses give way to a wall of grunge guitars ("Sweet Machine"); hauntingly simple, nursery rhyme-like melodies dissipate into echoes of static and dying feedback (“White Fence”); nihilstic punk shouts soar over surf rock drums (“Animal”). The album oozes an intoxicating dysphoria. It breeds in a world of angst. It might leave you with a sense of nostalgic depression, or a reckless desire for self-destruction, perhaps even a chaotic urge to go out and smash little bunnies.

The EP was produced and mixed by the founding member of Clinical Trials, Somer Bingham, who also performs a wide range of duties in the live setting; playing bass & guitar simultaneously, triggering samples, and, of course, alternating between a disaffected sultriness and desperate, screaming vocals. She is now joined by bandmate Stacey Lee, whose unstoppable energy & forcefulness in the kit-crushing department are a winning match for Bingham’s live intensity.

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released 03 August 2011

Tracks 1, 3 and 4 recorded at Tainted Blue Studio. Engineered by Tessa Gencarelli & Recording Connection engineers. Special thanks to Sax.

Tracks 2, 5 and 6 recorded at Ground Control Studio and engineered by Murray Trider.

All songs written & performed by Somer Bingham. Drums by Cici Harrison. Produced & mixed by Somer Bingham. Mastered by TJ Lipple.

Very special thanks to those who made these recordings possible: Brendan Snow, Donna Rizzo, Remy Steiner, Bess Rothenberg, Olivia Lee, Greta Pemberton, Joan Rizzo, Michelle Harrison, Patricia Clancy, Helena Ngo, Helen & Charlie Bingham, Erica Warren, Mimi Ferraro, Abe Dolinger.

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Clinical Trials New York

Taking inspiration from the energy of Nirvana, Patti Smith and PJ Harvey, Clinical Trials oozes an intoxicating dysphoria that breeds in a world of whiskey waterfalls & post-punk pop.

Starring: Somer Bingham and Stacey Lee!

"If only Frances Bean would make up with Courtney – they would probably enjoy checking out this band together.” – Dave Cromwell, The Deli Magazine
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Track Name: Whip It
Red is the color of one to another
Pushing through the skin where the veins live
Nerves twitching violently, just a little pain to comfort me

Whip it 'til you break, can't take it every time you hesitate
Go forward, move ahead
It's not too late to
Whip it, turn it, build it, burn it
Whip it, turn it, build it, burn it

Your death is a charm, all the boys say
We mean you no harm, anyway
It won't take long, all the girls say
We won't feel a thing, mean a thing, feel a thing

Whip it 'til you break, can't take it every time you hesitate
Go forward, move ahead
It's not too late to
Whip it, turn it, build it, burn it
Whip it, turn it, build it, burn it
Track Name: American Girl
TV is the window to my world
I'm just an American girl
No one's gonna cry for me
If I die before I eat

I dream in plasticene and find myself so sentimental
For the way things use to be far away, far away from the modern world
I bathe in kerosene and burn in the wake of all this potential
A useless scream denial

Wrap me up in apathy
Speak to me in magazines
If I die before I feel
Was I ever even real

I dream in plasticene and find myself so sentimental
For the way things use to be far away, far away from the modern world
I bathe in kerosene and burn in the wake of all this potential
A useless scream denial

I dream in plasticene and find myself inconsequential
In the way of everything we crave in the fake of the modern world
I bathe in kerosene and burn in the wake of all this potential
A useless scream denial
Track Name: Sweet Machine
Breed me baby
Like I oughta be
You could change me
Make a man of me
You wind me up, it's not enough
To give me what I need

Bleed me baby
For society
All the strange things
You pretend to me
You tie me up, it's not enough
To give me what I need

Can you be my sweet machine,
Every night, every night
Humming like a beauty queen
All the time, ease my mind
Satisfaction guaranteed,
Every night, every night
Take your sins and make 'em clean
Wash 'em in the human tide

Breed me baby
Like you promised me
All the strange things
We pretend to be
You tie me up, it's not enough
To give me what I need

Can you be my sweet machine,
Every night, every night
Humming like a beauty queen
All the time, ease my mind
Satisfaction guaranteed,
Every night, every night
Take your sins and make 'em clean
Wash 'em in the human tide
Track Name: White Fence
Godsent sunny disposition
Dreamed I was a white fence
Holding in your children
I was a gunshot, I was a bomb
Tearing through the churches,
See if you can find me
Shattered into pieces, all my good intentions
Something so important, I forgot to mention

Drag 'em to the sun, 'til they're ripe, 'til they're raw
Had a little fun but it won't last long
Color me in bleach, keep me shiny & clean
Ready when she comes in a cyanide dream

Gospel music television
All the roads to hell are paved in your religion
Light your little candle, tie me to a bomb
Kiss your pretty wife, oh tell me that you love me

Drag 'em to the sun, 'til they're ripe, 'til they're raw
Had a little fun but it won't last long
Color me in bleach, keep me shiny & clean
Ready when she comes in a cyanide dream

Hey kid, go
You're filling up the hole
All the little children that'll never grow old
Hey kid, go
You're saving their souls
All the little children love rock & roll
Track Name: Animal
I'm an animal
Breed like a cancer
Die like everyone
Hope I have a good time

I'm so typical
Veins and chemicals
Bleed for reaction
Sick of everything that I need

It's all I wanna do, it's all I wanna be
And I tell you I'm so excited
Oh, it's everyone you knew, it's everyone you meet
And I'll tell you I'm so excited

I'm a cynical
Goddamn miracle
Glad I feel so inexpendible

Eats inside
Screams in a vacuum
I'm just like you
Sick of everyone that I meet

It's all I wanna do, it's all I wanna be
And I tell you I'm so excited
Oh, it's everyone you knew, it's everyone you meet
And I'll tell you I'm so excited

I'm an animal
Veins and chemicals
Seek satisfaction
Sick of everything that I need

It's all I wanna do, it's all I wanna be
And I tell you I'm so excited
Oh, it's everyone you knew, it's everyone you meet
And I'll tell you I'm so excited
Track Name: Warpaint
Hey baby, wanna save me
Don't waste me, I've been waiting all my life
You hold me, console me
From the lies and the truths that keep me shaking on the inside

Hey, wait, don't let the moment run passed
Go slow, 'cause the feeling won't last
These chains tie you to me
It's just the bodies that break so easily

Help me please I'm dying all the time
We can't afford to make these same mistakes
Can't afford to waste this fading daylight

Hey, wait, don't let the moment run passed
Go slow, 'cause the feeling won't last
These chains tie you to me
It's just the bodies that break so easily

You break these waves of fear
On the shores of the heart we share
Tear these memories from my head
'Cause I ain't gonna last forever