LA-based rockers The Bronx have announced their new album, Bronx VI, will be out August 27 via Cooking Vinyl, and released the first single from it, “White Shadow”.
Almost two decades deep into their career, Bronx VI sees the band doing what they do best: whatever the hell they want.
Guitarist Joby Ford says:
“I’m excited. From day one we really decided that we wanted to make a record that went in different directions and places. The thing I like a lot about it is that everybody contributed songs. It’s not just Joby J. Ford guitars with Matt singing over it. I loved listening to what other people wrote, and I think those differences and nuances really come through.”
Frontman Matt Caughthran adds:
“We’ve known each other for a long time, and we’re such good friends and we’re so tight creatively, but we’re still learning stuff about each other, especially when it comes to the process of creating an album. Brad and Ken are just coming out as songwriters and we’re learning to write songs as a group around ideas they bring to the table. This is a really important record for us growth-wise because it kicked down a lot of doors that needed to be kicked down. I feel like now going forward the sky is the limit.”
Caughthran also describes first single from the album, “White Shadow”:
“[It’s] a song about spiraling. Wild eyed Guitars, drums, and bass mixed with a high speed chase and a frantic mind unraveling. CLASSIC FUCKING BRONX.”
Joe Baressi (Tool, Melvins, Bad Religion) produced the album at his House of Compression studio in Pasadena, California, with the collaboration on the cards for a long time. “We’d been talking about doing a record together since 2005,” explains Joby, “and it finally aligned schedule wise.” Matt adds, “He was just the perfect guy for this record. We went in feeling really good about all the songs, and we just needed someone to make them sound fucking badass and take it to the next level. That was definitely Joe.”
Check out “White Shadow” below, and pre-order the album here. Bronx VI is available digitally, on CD, and on a few vinyl variants.
Each track from the album will be available as individual, limited-edition 7-inch singles, featuring unique artwork from a hand-picked group of artists including Estevan Oriol, DABS MYLA, Craig Stecyk, and Tim Armstrong. “White Shadow”’s artist is Philadelphia-based graphic artist Jeremy Dean. The 7-inches, while available individually, can also be purchased as a monthly subscription, dubbed the “Mirror Press” series and limited to 400 fans, with the box including a collectible, handmade wooden box embossed with the band’s logo, a lyrical decoder mirror, and a 7-inch slip mat.
Images courtesy of The Bronx. Featured image by Mike Miller.