"They take big steps, they highlight the beauty of classical instruments too often neglected while stirring up passion-filled lyrics that shake your core." - Track Rambler
Cardenas has shifted towards an energetic indie pop sound emphasizing the connection of the entire band, particularly on new single “Can’t Catch Me Now.” The lush and romantic single would be right at home on 4AD’s early ’90s roster, with its yearning strings and sweetly rousing vocals. It’s a perfect marriage of Cardenas’ orchestral ambition and her Mighty Mountain era populism, showcasing the allure of her voice as well as the chemistry of her band. - Ovrld
"The songs are introspective, melancholic, and contemplative all in the same breath." - Madness to Creation
Bleached Roses is an indie rock band from Austin, TX. It is fronted by violinist and singer Lexi Cardenas who puts forth her 21 years of classical violin training and live music experience to create sweeping orchestral indie rock sounds. Kishi Bashi meets Postal Service. Complete with vivid strings, driving beats, and a powerful presence, Bleached Roses is quickly making a name for themselves in Austin music scene.
In 2017 Bleached Roses released their debut album 'Sweet Desire.' Ovrld hailed the title track as "showing a knack for heartbreakingly raw and intimate songwriting." Sweet Desire was also featured on KUTX's Austin Music Minute with Laurie Gallardo and CBS Austin's Music Monday segment. This album took the band on tour across Texas and Louisiana.
After tour, the band settled in to write their newest EP 'Blooms', released Fall of 2018. This album showcased a shift from Lexi's individual writing as the band featured lyric and musical collaborations from all members of the band. This created a "type of creative synergy that happens when everyone gets onboard a good idea" - Music Interview Magazine. This new EP gathered the attention of music critics and landed them placements on FOX 7 Good Morning Austin and KUTX.