The Bronx discography

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The Bronx discography
The Bronx live at Warped Tour 2008.jpg
The Bronx performing on the 2008 Warped Tour.
Studio albums 5
Video albums 1
Music videos 11
EPs 2
Singles 8
Social Club singles 3
Other appearances 3

The discography of The Bronx, a Los Angeles-based punk rock band, consists of five eponymously titled studio albums, two EPs, one DVD, eleven singles, two demos, and eleven music videos. This includes releases by the band's mariachi alter-ego Mariachi El Bronx.

The Bronx formed in 2002 with an initial lineup of singer Matt Caughthran, guitarist Joby J. Ford, bassist James Tweedy, and drummer Jorma Vik.[1] After only twelve live performances the band signed to major label Island Def Jam, but opted to put out their early releases independently.[1] They released two demos, both titled Sure Death, in 2002 on their own label, White Drugs.[1] Their first single, "Bats!", was released in July 2003 on Tarantulas Records. Their debut album The Bronx was released in August 2003 through White Drugs and Ferret Records. Later that year Wichita Recordings released La Muerte Viva, an EP exclusive to the United Kingdom and Australia. Wichita has also released all of the singles from The Bronx's albums, beginning with "They Will Kill Us All (Without Mercy)" and "False Alarm" in 2004, which were made into music videos and reached #65 and #73 on the UK Singles Chart, respectively.

In January 2006 The Bronx released the first two installments of their Social Club series, an exclusive series of singles limited to 250 copies each. The DVD Live at the Annandale followed later that month, documenting a 2004 performance in Sydney. Their only album for Island Def Jam, The Bronx, was released in July 2006 and supported by singles and music videos for "Shitty Future", "History's Stranglers", and "White Guilt". Ken Horne of The Dragons played some guitar parts on the album and soon joined the band as second guitarist. The band also appeared on the soundtrack to the film Snakes on a Plane with a remix of "Around the Horn".

In 2008 The Bronx left Island Def Jam and Brad Magers replaced James Tweedy on bass. That March they recorded two albums, one in a punk rock style and one in a mariachi style. A third Social Club single was released that May, followed by the punk rock album in November. Another eponymous effort, it was released independently on White Drugs and was their first album to reach the Billboard charts, reaching #17 on Top Heatseekers. "Young Bloods" was released as a single, with music videos also filmed for "Knifeman", "Past Lives", and "Inveigh". Mariachi El Bronx followed in September 2009 through Swami Records, who had released the vinyl edition of their 2006 album. "Cell Mates" has been released as a single and music video from the mariachi album, and a video has also been released for "Holy". A second Mariachi El Bronx album followed in August 2011. An EP of cover versions, titled Plys Yr Fvrt Sngs, was released in conjunction with the album.

In a 2009 interview, Caughthran explained the reasoning behind titling all of The Bronx's albums eponymously, citing the desire to place focus on Ford's album artwork: "Joby's a great artist as far as graphic design goes, so the idea behind that is to have the records distinguished by their art instead of some amazing sentence or theme or word."[2]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
Heatseekers
[3]
2003 The Bronx[4]
  • Released: August 26, 2003
  • Label: White Drugs (WHD 001) / Ferret (F 39)
  • Format: CD, LP
2006 The Bronx[4]
  • Released: July 18, 2006
  • Label: White Drugs / Island Def Jam (B0006692)
  • Format: CD, LP
2008 The Bronx[4]
  • Released: November 3, 2008
  • Label: White Drugs / Distort (WHD 006)
  • Format: CD, LP
17
2009 Mariachi El Bronx
  • Released: September 1, 2009
  • Label: Swami (SWA 139)
  • Format: CD, LP
2011 Mariachi El Bronx
  • Released: August 2, 2011
  • Label: ATO
  • Format: CD, LP
2013 The Bronx
  • Released: February 5, 2013
  • Label: ATO
  • Format: CD, LP
2014 Mariachi El Bronx
  • Released: November, 4, 2014
  • Label: ATO
  • Format: CD, LP
"—" denotes albums that were released but did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details
2003 La Muerte Viva[4]
  • Released: November 15, 2003
  • Label: Wichita (WEBB 052) / White Drugs
  • Format: EP
2011 Plys Yr Fvrt Sngs
  • Released: August 2, 2011
  • Label: White Drugs
  • Format: CD

Singles[edit]

With the exception of "Bats!", all of The Bronx's singles have only been released in the United Kingdom, through Wichita Recordings. They have been released as CDs and as vinyl 7-inches, with the 7-inches limited to 1,500 copies each.[4]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[5]
2003 "Bats!"[4]
2004 "They Will Kill Us All (Without Mercy)"[4] 65 The Bronx
"False Alarm"[4] 73
2006 "History's Stranglers"[4] The Bronx
"Shitty Future"[4]
"White Guilt"[4] 200
2009 "Young Bloods"[4] The Bronx
"Cell Mates" Mariachi El Bronx
"—" denotes singles that were released but did not chart.

Social Club singles[edit]

Each Social Club single is limited to 250 copies on clear vinyl with hand-screened artwork.[4]

Year Album details Tracks
2006 Social Club Issue No. One[4]
  • Released: January 2006
  • Label: White Drugs
  • Format: 7"
  1. "A Peace in Your Heart" (originally performed by Charles Manson)
  2. "Witness (Can I Get A?)" (featuring Keith Morris)
Social Club Issue No. Two[4]
  • Released: January 2006
  • Label: White Drugs
  • Format: 7"
  1. "Eyes in the Sky"
  2. "Carmelita" (originally performed by Warren Zevon)
2008 Social Club Issue No. Three[4]
  • Released: May 2008
  • Label: White Drugs
  • Format: 7"
  1. "Can't Kill It" (featuring Joe Cardamone)
  2. "Dirty Leaves" (featuring Zander Schloss and Keith Dougless)

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details
2006 Live at the Annandale[4]
  • Released: January 31, 2006
  • Label: White Drugs (WHD 004) / Livecast Production Studios
  • Formats: DVD

Demos[edit]

A "couple hundred" of each demo were sold at The Bronx's early shows, in white cardboard sleeves with the "Sure Death" logo in red, black, or blue.[4]

Year Album details Tracks
2002 Sure Death #1[4]
  • Released: September 2002
  • Label: White Drugs
  • Format: CD
  1. "Heart Attack American"
  2. "White Tar"
  3. "Strobe Life"
Sure Death #2[4]
  • Released: September 2002
  • Label: White Drugs
  • Format: CD
  1. "False Alarm"
  2. "Kill My Friends"
  3. "Notice of Eviction"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Album
2004 "They Will Kill Us All (Without Mercy)"[6][7] Mike Piscitelli The Bronx
"False Alarm"[8][9]
2006 "History's Stranglers"[10] The Bronx
"Shitty Future"[11][12] The Riot Agency
"White Guilt"[13] Mike Piscitelli
2009 "Young Bloods"[14][15] Lokiss The Bronx
"Knifeman"[16]
"Past Lives"
"Cell Mates"[17][18] Josh Litwhiler Mariachi El Bronx
"Inveigh"[19] The Bronx
"Holy"[20] Polite Co. Mariachi El Bronx
2015 "Wildfires"[21] Polite Co. Mariachi El Bronx

Other appearances[edit]

The following songs by The Bronx were released on compilation albums, soundtracks, and other releases. This is not an exhaustive list; songs that were first released on the band's albums, EPs, or singles are not included.

Year Release details Track(s)
2006 Snakes on a Plane: The Album[4]
2009 Shred Yr Face Vol. 2[4]
  • Released: March 4, 2009
  • Label: Wichita, Matador, Hassle, Coalition (SYF 002)
  • Format: 7"
  • "She's Like Heroin to Me" (originally performed by The Gun Club)
Purplish Rain[22]
  • Released: June 23, 2009
  • Label: Spin
  • Format: CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Steininger, Alex (September–October 2003). "Interview: The Bronx". In Music We Trust. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  2. ^ "Video of the Week: The Bronx (video interview)". Punknews.org. 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  3. ^ "The Bronx Album & Song Chart History: Top Heatseekers Albums". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Releases". Thebronxxx.com. The Bronx. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  5. ^ "Chart stats - The Bronx". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  6. ^ "The Bronx Present 'They Will Kill Us All (Without Mercy)'". Ferretstyle.com. Archived from the original on December 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  7. ^ "'They Will Kill Us All (Without Mercy)' at Wichita Recordings' Official YouTube channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  8. ^ "The Bronx - 'False Alarm'". Ferretstyle.com. Archived from the original on August 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  9. ^ "'False Alarm' at Wichita Recordings' Official YouTube channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  10. ^ "'History's Stranglers' at Wichita Recordings' Official YouTube channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  11. ^ "Shitty Future". Thebronxxx.com. The Bronx. Archived from the original on February 18, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  12. ^ "'Shitty Future' at Wichita Recordings' Official YouTube channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  13. ^ "'White Guilt' at Wichita Recordings' Official YouTube channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  14. ^ "Young Bloods video". thebronxxx.com. The Bronx. 2008-12-08. Archived from the original on December 22, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  15. ^ "'Young Bloods' at Wichita Recordings' Official YouTube channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  16. ^ "'Knifeman' at Wichita Recordings' Official YouTube channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  17. ^ "Videos: Mariachi el Bronx: "Cell Mates"". Punknews.org. 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  18. ^ "'Cell Mates' at Wichita Recordings' Official YouTube channel". YouTube. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  19. ^ "The Bronx - Inveigh". Vimeo. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  20. ^ Paul, Aubin (2009-12-04). "Videos: Mariachi el Bronx: "Holy"". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  21. ^ Unknown, Sam (2015-07-04). "Videos: Mariachi el Bronx: "Wildfires"". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2015-07-04. 
  22. ^ "Riverboat Gamblers, Mariachi El Bronx, Of Montreal on Prince tribute". Punknews.org. 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 

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