Mariachi El Bronx – the alter ego of acclaimed Los Angeles punk outfit The Bronx – will release the third in its series of self-titled albums on November 7 via White Drugs/Cooking Vinyl. With Mariachi El Bronx (III), the band took a fresh approach. Not content to simply excel within the confines of the mariachi genre, they ditched the rulebook and dusted off old sequencers, synths and an ARP.
The band recorded most of (III) at Haunted Hallow Studios in Charlottesville, Virginia, with producer John Avila (Oingo Boingo).
(III) follows 2011’s Mariachi El Bronx (II), which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist chart. In a four-star review, Alternative Press observed, “Mariachi El Bronx (II) triumphs because not only does it treat the West Mexican musical idiom with respect, it raises the bar for future directions and possibilities—something every band in a specific musical genre in the underground needs to do.