MARIACHI EL BRONX new album and to tour like crazy…MARIACHI EL BRONX (III) IS OUT TODAY ON 
“**** this is an album that expands upon a growing body of work and, like the output of fellow Los Angelino forefathers Los Lobos before them, crosses musical borders.”  MOJO 
First Single “Wildfires” Is Starbucks Pick Of The Week
Mariachi El Bronx Kicks Off West Coast Tour Tomorrow, November 5, 
With Record Release Show At Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre 
UK Tour with Gogol Bordello this December
Mariachi El Bronx (III) – the self-titled third album from the alter ego of acclaimed Los Angeles punk outfit The Bronx – is out today. “Wildfires,” the album’s first single, is the new Starbucks Pick of the Week. The track premiered on The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, which praised lead singer Matt Caughthran’s “soulful vocals” and revealed the inspiration for the song in this article.
The band is celebrating the album’s U.S. release on White Drugs/ATO Records with a pair of special hometown performances.  Mariachi El Bronx will tape a Sonos Studio session today in front of a live audience in Los Angeles. The session will air on an upcoming episode of KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” KCRW premiered the album in its entirety last week. The band will play a record release show tomorrow night at L.A.’s El Rey Theatre and kick off a West Coast run on November 6 in San Luis Obispo, CA. Long Beach, CA-based band Tijuana Panthers will support along with Pounded By The Surf, a new surf band founded by Joby J. Ford and Vincent Hidalgo, both of Mariachi El Bronx, and Thaddeus Robles (the Heartaches). See below for itinerary.
MOJO awarded Mariachi El Bronx (IIIfour stars, noting, “they understand that the essence of mariachi is tragedy, and manage to make music that is simultaneously melancholy and uplifting, heartbroken but hopeful…this is an album that expands upon a growing body of work and, like the output of fellow Los Angelino forefathers Los Lobos before them, crosses musical borders.” Kerrang! said the album “features not just some of the best songs the band has recorded in this guise, but a number of the finest songs heard this year. With an expertise for both composition and arrangement, not to mention frontman Matt Caughthran’s sonorous and luxuriant vocals, it’s irresistible in the genuine sense of the word.”
“Mariachi El Bronx proved long ago they are no gimmick, despite what you might surmise from the outline — i.e., five guys from a hardcore punk band go on a south-of-the-border tangent, grow their ranks, get charro suits, become worldwide phenoms live,” observed “Their Mexican folk music comes with a big heart and broad imagination, and especially on their…third album as MEB, faithfully updated for the times.”
The band recorded most of (IIIat Haunted Hallow Studios in Charlottesville, Virginia, a surreal private countryside location. Mariachi El Bronx – comprising Matt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, Jorma Vik, Brad Magers, Ken Horne, Vincent Hidalgo, Ray Suen and Keith Douglas – spent two weeks there, recording with producer John Avila (Oingo Boingo), who co-produced (I) and (II) with the band. DJ Bonebrake (X) guests on marimbas on “Nothing’s Changed” and harp virtuoso Willie Acuña (Mariachi Sol de Mexico) joins the band on “Raise The Dead.”
(IIIfollows 2011’s Mariachi El Bronx (II), which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist chart. The band supported (II) with numerous high profile television and radio performances – including “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Conan,” KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” WXPN’s “World Café” and KEXP – and extensive touring, including a North American arena run with Foo Fighters.
After concluding their fall West Coast run, Mariachi El Bronx will join Gogol Bordello on a tour of Europe and the UK, where (III) has been released by PIAS Records. It is due out on November 7 on Cooking Vinyl Records in Australia and New Zealand.
West Coast Headline Tour
11/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey Theatre
11/6 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company
11/7 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
11/8 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/10 – Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo
11/11 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
11/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/15 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
11/21 – San Diego, CA SoundDiego Live
Supporting Gogol Bordello
12/1 – Gdansk, POL @ B90
12/2 – Krakow, POL @ Rotunda
12/4 – Warsaw, POL @ Stodola
12/5 – Berlin, GER @ Astra Kulturhaus
12/6 – Osnabrück, GER @ Hyde Park
12/8 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
12/9 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy
12/11 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
12/12 – Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy
12/13 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse
12/14 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
12/16 – Dublin, IRE @ The Academy
Previous articleTV Smith: I Delete – album review
Next articleAnonymous Wonders: Is Music the Path to Revolution?


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here