Not best known for their creative album titles, The Bronx's side-project Mariachi el Bronx are returning with their third release entitled, you guessed it, 'Mariachi El Bronx (III)'. Plus, they'll be celebrating their latest venture with a December tour alongside gypsy punks Gogol Bordello.
'Mariachi El Bronx (III)' is this project's latest venture
LA rock band The Bronx have been a firm fixture of the hardcore scene since their debut album in 2003, but since they created their mariachi offshoot they have seen their international popularity soar. 'Mariachi El Bronx (III)' was recorded mostly at the Haunted Hallow Studios in a scenic area of Charlottesville, Virginia over two weeks with their usual producer John Avila (formerly of new wave band Oingo Boingo). The result is a much more daring, modern take on their usual traditional tunes, which just shows how comfortably they are settling into their niche.
Mariachi El Bronx; who are Matt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, Jorma Vik, Brad Magers, Ken Horne, Vincent Hidalgo, Ray Suen and Keith Douglas; started out in 2009, releasing 'Mariachi El Bronx (I)' that year and 'Mariachi El Bronx (II)' in 2011. The latter topped Billboard's Alternative New Artist chart and they later followed up with a North American tour alongside Foo Fighters.
Now they'll be touring with Gogol Bordello in the UK come December (see below), and if that wasn't exciting news enough, fans can pre-order the album now and receive bonus track 'Loteria' along with their new short film '8 to 1'.
'Mariachi El Bronx (III)', which features guests such as DJ Bonebrake and Willie Acuña, will be released through ATO Records on November 3rd 2014.
Listen to lead track 'New Beat' here:
2014 Tour Dates w/ 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