The artwork for the single release was helmed by revered visual arts duo, DabsMyla.
Last month Los Angeles-based punk stalwarts The Bronx announced the August 27th release of their sixth full length studio effort in The Bronx VI.
Coinciding with the rollout of the album, the band ambitiously detailed a plan to release a succession of 7-inch singles leading up to the unveiling the of the album in full. Each of the single releases would feature the artwork of a curation of highly venerated artists from a myriad of media.
The first offering from the album was the first single in “White Shadow,” which featured artwork designed by Jeremy Dean. The second in the series of slow-trickled singles is the co-written Brad Magers (bassist) and Joby Ford (guitarist) effort in “Superbloom”. The track recently premiered via Juxtapoz.
“’Superbloom’ is a sonic search for deeper meaning,” explains Bronx frontman Matt Caughthran of the track. “Musically, the song originated from our bass player Brad Magers, his first official offering on a Bronx Record. The chorus was co-written with Joby Ford, so there is a very unique push/pull that takes place for the first time in Bronx history. Lyrically, the song is about a day I spent lost in the California wildflowers with an old friend. Reflecting on the past in a somewhat desperate attempt to make sense of the present. A very inspired song and one of my favorites on the record.”
Enlisting revered visual arts duo, DabsMyla to provide the visual compliment to ‘Superbloom,” the husband-and-wife artists have gained notoriety for their “references to mid-20th century art and design” (Los Angeles Times), which is asserted well on the “Superbloom” cover art. Upcoming contributors to the curation of singles artwork include work from Estevan Oriol, Craig Stecyk, and Rancid’s Tim Armstrong.
“We were introduced to The Bronx years ago when we were living in Australia,” adds DabsMyla. “Our friend we were painting graffiti with had the first Bronx album playing in his car while we were driving to the spot and from that point on we were both hooked. Being fans and getting to create artwork for the ‘Superbloom’ single has been an honor!”
Pre-orders for The Bronx VI on Cooking Vinyl are currently available – HERE.