MARIACHI EL BRONX share new track, ‘Wildfires’, + on tour with Gogol Bordello in December

Mariachi El Bronx – the alter ego of acclaimed Los Angeles punk outfit The Bronx – have shared the lead single ‘Wildfires’ from their forthcoming new album, Mariachi El Bronx (III), out the 3rd November via ATO. Listen below…

Mariachi El Bronx – Wildfires

Mariachi El Bronx will be touring Europe in December, supporting Gogol Bordello. See below for the full list of tour dates.

MARIACHI EL BRONX (III)With the new album, Mariachi El Bronx injected some electronic sounds into its familiar acoustic instrumentals for the first time. And in the lyrics, frontman Matt Caughthran found himself confronting “ a lot of dark stuff.”  “There were things that I thought I had already written out of my system. My dad passing away. Some slip-ups that really dragged me down. But I think that with this record I finally got those monkeys off my back,” he says. “There was a time a couple years ago when ego had gotten the best of me, and I made a lot of mistakes. ‘Wildfires’ is about being driven by something that’s stronger and darker than yourself.”

He wrote the song last summer, when the seasonal winds in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles were stoking fires yet again. The song ends on a hopeful note, with Caughthran singing, “How did I survive, burnt but still alive?”

He says, “The thing that I love about the soul of mariachi music, and El Bronx, is its feeling of triumph.”


Supporting Gogol Bordello in December:
1 – Gdansk, POL @ B90
2 – Krakow, POL @ Rotunda
4 – Warsaw, POL @ Stodola
5 – Berlin, GER @ Astra Kulturhaus
6 – Osnabrück, GER @ Hyde Park
8 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
9 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy
11 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
12 – Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy
13 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse
14 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
16 – Dublin, IRE @ The Academy



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