Sep 18 14

Hear New Mariachi El Bronx Single “Wildfires”


Mariachi El Bronx just released the lead single “Wildfires” from their forthcoming new album, ‘Mariachi El Bronx (III),’ out November 4 via ATO Records, and it’s available for streaming here: https://soundcloud.com/thebronxxx/wildfires

Mariachi El Bronx will celebrate the album’s release with a fall West Coast run that will kick off November 5 with a record release show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. The band will be touring Europe in December, supporting ATO labelmates Gogol Bordello.

With the new album, Mariachi El Bronx added new electronic elements for the first time to its signature acoustic style. Frontman Matt Caughthran found himself confronting dark influences in the lyrics.

“There were things that I thought I had already written out of my system. My dad passing away. Some slip-ups that really dragged me down. But I think that with this record I finally got those monkeys off my back,” he recently told the Wall Street Journal. “There was a time a couple years ago when ego had gotten the best of me, and I made a lot of mistakes. ‘Wildfires’ is about being driven by something that’s stronger and darker than yourself.”

Caughthran wrote the song as local winds were causing fires around the band’s hometown of Los Angeles. But the song ends on a hopeful note as he sings, “How did I survive, burnt but still alive?” He says, “The thing that I love about the soul of mariachi music, and El Bronx, is its feeling of triumph.”


West Coast Headline Tour

11/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey Theatre

11/6 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Co

11/7 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones

11/8 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

11/10 – Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo

11/11 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

11/12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

11/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Assembly Music Hall

11/15 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers

Supporting Gogol Bordello

12/1 – Gdansk, POL @ B90

12/2 – Krakow, POL @ Rotunda

12/4 – Warsaw, POL @ Stodola

12/5 – Berlin, GER @ Astra Kulturhaus

12/6 – Osnabrück, GER @ Hyde Park

12/8 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy

12/9 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy

12/11 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy

12/12 – Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy

12/13 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse

12/14 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City

12/16 – Dublin, IRE @ The Academy