The Bronx, who release their highly-anticipated new album, Bronx VI (Cooking Vinyl) this Friday, have released a Craig R. Stecyk-directed video for the song “Peace Pipe” (https://youtu.be/nNz1TroooYg).
“Working with Craig Stecyk on the ‘Peace Pipe’ video was the first fit and a dream come true,” says Matt Caughthran of the Joshua Tree set performance clip. “The feel of the song matches Craig’s aesthetic perfectly and honestly just being around him is very inspiring. His style and vision will always be completely original and unique. They just don’t make ’em like CRS anymore!”
The SoCal band previously partnered with 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 Bronx X Craig Stecyk skate deck. Stecyk, in an interview with Juice Magazine said of his relationship with The Bronx: “I’ve known The Bronx since ’02 and have always been intrigued by both their sound and their demonic deconstructivist work ethic.” As the band has done with each of the previously released singles, a collectible 7-inch is also available, with the “Peace Pipe” offering featuring artwork from famed U.K. graffiti artist/typographer Gary Stranger. A limited-edition capsule collecting highlighting the artwork can be viewed on the band’s webstore. 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 six singles to date, with previous offerings including: “Mexican Summer” (https://youtu.be/W1ukLu1r4mk), “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 Every Time I Die)
January 27th – Brighton, UK Chalk
January 28th – Nottingham, UK Rock City
January 29th -Manchester, UK O2 Ritz
January 30th – Liverpool, UK Invisible Wind Factory
February 1st – Glasglow, UK SWG3 Galvanisers
February 2nd – Newcastle, UK Boiler Shop
February 3rd – Leeds, UK Stylus
February 4th – Bristol, UK SWX
February 5th – London, UK Roundhouse
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).
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