MARIACHI EL BRONX, the border-bending reincarnation of LA punk fixtures The Bronx, announced the release of their self-titled debut today on Swami Records. Mariachi El Bronx is an offering of new songs in the grand tradition of Mexican folk music, hallmarked by elements of guitarron and trumpet. The band also announced that they will be performing as main support for The Killers on five dates of their upcoming U.S. tour, beginning on September 15th in Irvine, CA at Bren Event Center.
The new record, produced by Jon Avilla, sees the original Bronx lineup joined by a renowned string quartet. The guitarron, which imparts to the music much of its genuine mariachi flavor, is provided by Vincent Hidalgo, the son of Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo.