The band is also rolling out a succession of 7-inch single releases featuring artwork from the likes of Estevan Oriol, DABS MYLA, Craig Stecyk, and Rancid’s Tim Armstrong.
Los Angeles punk veterans The Bronx have announced August 27th as the arrival date for their sixth full-length studio album, Bronx VI. Working with veteran produced Joe Baressi (Queens Of the Stone Age, Bad Religion, Melvins, Tool), the band’s latest effort showcases a creative unit in full stride nearly two decades in.
The band’s guitarist Joby Ford shared, “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.”
“We’ve known each other for a long time,” chimes in frontman Matt Caughthran, “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.”
Beginning the rollout for the album, The Bronx have shared the first single from the effort in a track Caughthran describes as ‘CLASSIC FUCKING BRONX” with the raucous cut, “White Shadow”. The fluid mesh of aggressive guitars, a driving backbeat, and Matt’s sharp rasp makes for a first showing from album six that underscores how consistent the band continues to be.
Adding an additional collectors’ element to the release of Bronx VI, all 11 tracks on the album will be available as individual, limited-edition 7-inch singles. Each will feature specially designed artwork from a curated group of artists including Estevan Oriol, DABS MYLA, Craig Stecyk, and Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. The artist for “White Shadow” is Philadelphia-based graphic artist Jeremy Dean.
Available individually, fans purchased a monthly subscription, dubbed the “Mirror Press” series which includes each of the 11 7-inch releases. These are limited to just 400, which the purchasers scoring a collectible, handmade wooden 7-inch storage box for all the singles embossed with the band’s logo, a lyrical decoder mirror, and 7-inch slip mat.
Bronx VI pre-orders are currently available – HERE