The Bronx Release “Mexican Summer”; Teams w/Dogtown’s Craig Stecyk for Skateboard
US Summer Tour with Rancid & Dropkick Murphys begins Aug. 10
Bronx VI Arrives Aug. 27 via Cooking Vinyl
The Bronx, who have released a steady stream of jaw-dropping singles in the countdown to the release of Bronx VI (Aug. 27, Cooking Vinyl) have shared a final pre-release track: “Mexican Summer.”
“Musically and lyrically, ‘Mexican Summer’ is the most The Bronx has ever been directly influenced by Mariachi el Bronx,” explains Matt Caughthran. “The feel and groove of the song speak to you in rhythm, as the story of one man’s paradise lost burns violently into the night.”
As the SoCal band have done for each of the singles leading up to the album release, The Bronx have partnered with Craig Stecyk, founder of the famous Zephyr Surfshop that birthed the skate team of the same name and was the basis of the Dogtown documentary and film, for a limited-edition (225) skateboard.
“I’ve known The Bronx since ’02 and have always been intrigued by both their sound and their demonic deconstructivist work ethic,” says Stecyk in an exclusive interview with Venice-based Juice Magazine. We have interacted on various collaborative aesthetic/acoustic efforts over the years. The skate in question is the logical extrapolation of too much time spent hanging together. In the cartel’s motor home, which is affectionately known as Baked Goods, monotony inspired all and fandangos are endemic.”
The band joins Rancid and Dropkick Murphys on Aug. 10 in Minnesota for a lengthy US tour, wrapping up the trek on Oct. 16 at The Shrine in Los Angeles. The Bronx will also be featured on this year’s Riot Fest (Sept. 18) and Punk Rock Bowling (Sept. 25). Full list of dates below.
Album pre-orders are on-sale now (https://thebronx.lnk.to/bronxviPR) with the collection available digitally, on CD and on vinyl. The Bronx have unveiled five singles to date, with previous offerings including: “Curb Feelers” and its Estevan Oriol-directed video (https://youtu.be/lNJtdgtPggU), “White Shadow” (https://youtu.be/pliCeI6ZKps), “Superbloom” (https://youtu.be/Lwp0SRmJ_W0), and “Watering The Well” (https://youtu.be/WNxrYFjiTFQ). Each of the 11 songs on Bronx VI is being issued as a separate, limited-edition 7-inch, with the band partnering with an impressive group of artists for the series (including DabsMyla, Brian Montoiri, and Jeremy Dean). The Bronx partnered with San Diego-based Fall Brewing Company, creating the limited-edition “Watering The Well” lager. Bronx VI was produced by Joe Barresi (Tool, Melvins, Bad Religion) at his House of Compression studio in Pasadena, Calif.
The Bronx tour dates with Dropkick Murphys and Rancid:
August 10 Waite Park, MN The Ledge Amphitheater
August 11 Kansas City, MO Grinders
August 13 Lincoln, NE Lincoln on the Streets
August 14 Wichita, KS Wave
August 15 Sauget, IL Pop’s Outside
August 17 Washington, PA Wild Things Park
August 18 Cincinnati, OH The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park
August 20 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 21 Worcester, MA The Palladium Outdoors
August 22 Lewiston, NY Artpark Amphitheater
August 23 Columbus, OH Express Live!
August 25 Richmond, VA Virginia Credit Union Live!
August 27 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage
August 28 New York, NY Forest Hills Stadium
August 31 Philadelphia, PA Skyline Stage @ Mann Music Center
September 1 Bridgeport, CT Hartford Health Care Amphitheater
September 27 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
September 28 Grand Prairie, TX Texas Trust CU Theatre
September 29 Oklahoma City, OK The Zoom Amphitheatre
October 1 Denver, CO Mission Ballroom Outdoors
October 2 Sandy, UT U of U Health Plaza Rio Tinto Stadium
October 4 Nampa, ID Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
October 5 Seattle, WA WAMU Theater
October 7 Palo Alto, CA Frost Amphitheater
October 9 Santa Ana, CA Observatory OC Festival Grounds
October 10 San Diego, CA Gallagher Square at Petco Park
October 12 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre
October 13 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre
October 15 Las Vegas, NV Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
October 16 Los Angeles, CA Shrine LA Outdoors
September 18 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
September 25 Las Vegas, NV Punk Rock Bowling
The Bronx formed in 2002, releasing their self-titled debut album the following year. Over the Los Angeles-based band’s 19 year career, The Bronx have released five original albums under their original namesake, and three albums under their alter ego, Mariachi El Bronx. Both iterations of the now legendary SoCal outfit have been hailed for harnessing the “unleashed cries of youthful blue-collar anguish” (Los Angeles Times), and for writing “hard-hitting and catchy hard rock tracks” (Loudwire). The Bronx is Matt Caughthran (vocals), Joby J. Ford (guitar), Ken Horne (guitar), Brad Magers (bass) and Joey Castillo (drums).