Today acclaimed Los Angeles-based punk band The Bronx teams up with the iconic erotic website PLAYGIRL.com <http://PlayGirl.com> to premiere its new video, “Youth Wasted.” The clip features three dancers – Steve (“The Hammer”), Jim (“Double Gunz”) and Mike (“The Meat Wagon”) – who take it off while The Bronx turns in a ferocious performance of “Youth Wasted,” the first single from The Bronx (IV). You can check out the video, which was directed by Sam Macon (Dum Dum Girls, Crocodiles), now athttp://playgirl.com/social/?p=244. Taking their relationship a step further, Steve, Jim and Mike opened for The Bronx at a recent record release show in LA.
MTV.com hailed “Youth Wasted” as “a brand-new rock anthem…with a full-frontal attack that lands between the Foo Fighters’ alternative assault and The Black Keys’ bluesy swagger” while Rolling Stone said: “the Bronx refuses to relent, unleashing hook after earworm hook on tracks like adolescent anthem ‘Youth Wasted,’ the powerfully subdued ‘Torches’ and scorched-earth closer ‘Last Revelation.'” “[The Bronx] are coming to kick the planet’s collective ass,” said Alternative Press, which awarded the new album four stars, calling it “their most infectious record to date.”
The Bronx (IV) was released earlier this month by White Drugs/ATO Records in the U.S., PIAS in the U.K./Europe and Shock Records in Australia/New Zealand. The band, which wraps up its U.K. tour this Thursday, February 27, will tour Australia in the spring and perform at Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival, which will take place on Detroit’s Belle Isle June 8-9. The Bronxwill announce additional U.S. dates soon.
With its blistering live performances and series of eponymously titled full-length albums, The Bronx – comprisingMatt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, Jorma Vik, Brad Magers and Ken Mochikoshi Horne – has, in its 10-year history, redefined what punk means.After 2008’s The Bronx III, the band members released two self-titled mariachi albums as Mariachi El Bronx and toured widely under both names. Mariachi El Bronx will join Flogging Molly and Donots on the 9th Annual Green 17 U.S. tour, which kicks off March 9. See below for itinerary.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
The Bronx – U.K. Dates
2/25 – Exeter, UK @ Cavern – SOLD OUT
2/26 – Southend-On-Sea, UK @ Chinnery’s
2/27 – York, UK @ The Duchess
4/24 – Sydney, AU – Annandale Hotel – SOLD OUT
4/25 – Sydney, AU – Annandale Hotel – SOLD OUT
4/26 – Sydney, AU – Annandale Hotel – SOLD OUT
4/27 – Maitland, AU – Groovin’ The Moo Festival – SOLD OUT
4/28 – Canberra, AU – Groovin’ The Moo Festival
5/1 – Melbourne, AU – Corner Hotel
5/2 – Adelaide, AU – Fowler’s Live
5/4 – Bendigo Vic, AU – Groovin’ The Moo Festival – SOLD OUT
5/5 – Townsville Qld, AU – Groovin’ The Moo Festival
5/7 – Brisbane, AU – The Hi Fi
5/10 – Perth, AU – Capitol
5/11 – Bunbury, AU – Groovin’ The Moo Festival
6/8-9 – Detroit, MI – Belle Isle – Orion Music + More Festival