The Bronx have release a new single from their forthcoming album, The Bronx (IV), which will be released on February 5, 2013.
The new album was produced by Beau Burchell and the new single, "Ribcage" has been released digitally and the track is currently streaming here.
They have selling it directly as a limited edition 7" vinyl, along with a previously unreleased b-side "Into The Black," here.
"This represents the highest evolution of the band, which is exactly how it should be," vocalist Matt Caughthran says of the album. "We're the same guys, but we would never make the same record twice. And because of everything that's happened with El Bronx, we've grown as musicians. And that's why on this record you'll hear that the songs are driving everything."
"We made an effort to trim the fat and focus the ideas a lot more," guitarist Joby J. explains. "It helped that we're working in our own studio, with our friend (producer/engineer) Beau Burchell, and that we know what we want to do and how to get there very quickly."
The band's alter ego Mariachi El Bronx also had an influence on the new album. "I think that after doing the mariachi records, it gave us a whole new outlook and a more structured way of writing music. We figured out what works best," says drummer Jorma Vik. "Everything is less spazzy. Matt doesn't scream as much, but he's got that thing in his voice where he can scream in pitch — mariachi has helped his confidence as a singer and ours as songwriters."
Caughthran adds, "I found that a lot of melodies crept in subliminally and I didn't even realize it until later." "Will both bands eventually encapsulate each other and become this horrible mariachi rock monster?" Ford says, laughing. "I wonder."