The Bronx team up with Tim Armstrong for “Breaking News – Live”
The live version revisits a track from the band's sixth album, 'Bronx VI.'December 3, 2021
Fans of Rancid will quickly pick up this artistic decision as a nod to numerous Rancid music videos in a similar hue.
Caughthran made it clear that the parallel was not an accident, but something inspired by their respect for Armstrong.
“What can you say about working with a legend like Tim Armstrong?” The Bronx vocalist Matt Caughthran says. “As an artist and musician, he is completely in a league of his own. Recording the live version of ‘Breaking News’ with Tim was everything a punk recording should be: fast, live and real. We hit it off right away, and getting him to shoot the video in that classic black-and-white Rancid style was icing on the cake.”
Similar to other singles from Bronx VI, the Bronx are releasing a limited-edition seven-inch of “Breaking News.” This one also features a cover drawn by Armstrong.
The Bronx have gone out of their way to collaborate with friends on a number of projects. Dogtown’s Craig Stecyk contributed unique glyphs for a Bronx VI skateboard, and LA/Australian duo DabsMyla’s provided imagery for “Superbloom.” In addition, U.K. artist Gary Stranger provided artwork for “Peace Pipe,” while designer Jeremy Dean created a “White Shadow”-themed NFT, and Estevan Oriol directed a video for “Curb Feelers.” Finally, tattooer-designer Tokyo Hiro developed a trio of original paintings, inserted at random in “New Lows” singles.
Check out the live version of “Breaking News,” and see where the band will be playing next below.
The Bronx tour dates:
12/10 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks (as Mariachi El Bronx/‘Tid The Season)*
12/11 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks (‘Tid The Season)*
12/15 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern (as Mariachi El Bronx)
01/13 – Köln, DE @ Gebaeude 9
01/14 – Münster, DE @ Skaters Palace Café
01/16 – Hamburg, DE @ LOGO
01/17 – Berlin, DE @ SO36
01/18 – Warszawa, DE @ Klub Hybrydy
01/19 – München, DE @ Backstage Werk
01/21 – Wien, AT @ Arena Wien (Small Hall)
01/22 – Milano, IT @ Legend Club
01/23 – Aarau, CH @ Kiff
01/24 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
01/25 – Paris, FR @ Gibus Café
01/26 – Bristol, UK @ Motion *
01/27 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk *
01/28 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City *
01/29 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz *
01/30 – Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory *
01/01 – Glasglow, UK @ SWG3 Galvanisers *
02/02 – Newcastle, UK @ Boiler Shop *
02/03 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus *
02/04 – Bristol, UK @ SWX *
02/05 – London, UK @ Roundhouse *
02/07 – Dublin, IE @ Opium Rooms
02/08 – Belfast, UK @ Voodoo
*w/ Every Time I Die