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Atacama arrives December 2 via Kozmik Artifactz

We are honored to announce that our third LP Atacama will be released by one of our favorite labels, Germany’s Kozmik Artifactz! CD and digital formats will be released on December 2, and the limited edition 180 gram gatefold LP will arrive in 2017. Check out the opening track “Gold from Sand” below, and preorder your CD or digital copy now.

Atacama cover

To understand how we approached the writing of this record, imagine yourself in one of the harshest environments on the planet, the driest place on earth: the Atacama desert in Chile. Upon crossing miles of barren landscape, your mind looks inward, examining itself, unsure of what is there and unprepared for what it will find. Meant to be consumed from beginning to end, this musical soundscape reflects the mindset of the weary traveller. Enjoy the trip.

Catch us on the road in December spreading riffs around the Mid-Atlantic, and grab your copy. Who needs another office party? Skip the eggnog and mistletoe, and break out the whiskey and spliffs and join us for the holidaze with none other than Freedom Hawk, Kingsnake, Clamfight, and more. Hope to see you out there!

Thursday, December 15
Slash Run
Washington, DC

Friday, December 16
Wilmington, DE
w/ Kingsnake & Worth

Saturday, December 17
Brad Pearre/Dustin Davis Birthday Extravaganza
Frederick, MD
w/ Clamfight, Toke & more TBA

The Second Coming of Heavy, Chapter One

The Second Coming of Heavy, Chapter One cover art

The Second Coming of Heavy, Chapter One cover art, by Ghosttown Graphic Art

Nearly a year in the making, Ripple Music has finally unleashed the first chapter in the ongoing, limited-edition split 12″ series, The Second Coming of Heavy.  Featuring gorgeous art by Ghosttown Graphic Art, The Second Coming series will feature the best underground, up-and-coming heavy bands on the planet, with Chapter One featuring us and our good buds, stoner blues rockers Geezer.

We’ve got three brand new tracks for you, including “Fight the Prophets,” “Superego,” and “Shark Tank” – 22 minutes of new heavy head-nodding grooves. The Second Coming of Heavy, Chapter One is now available in three editions strictly limited to 100 copies each: Virgin Black, OBI, and Resurrection. Don’t sleep on it, especially if you are into the “fancy” editions. Resurrection and OBI editions won’t last long. Get ’em while you can!

Sludgy Erna Bastard – New split 7″ with Eggnogg

It’s been nearly a year since we’ve dropped a new release, and we’re excited to kick of 2015 with a killer new split 7″. Last year we met Gary from Palaver Records when we played in Nashville, and we talked about working together on a new series of split 7″s. As it turns out, we’re part of the very first release under the Sludgy Erna Bastard series, along with Brooklyn, NY’s undefinable Eggnogg. The limited edition of 300 copies will be available on March 19, pressed to black vinyl, with original artwork by Eggnogg’s own Justin Karol.

King's Disease

Cover of the Borracho side of the latest split 7″ with Eggnogg

Our contribution to the split is the song “King’s Disease.” The bones of this track were laid down back in 2009 during the band’s earliest recording session. Resurrected with a new mix by Frank Marchand and all new lyrics and vocals by guitarist/vocalist Steve Fisher recorded during the “Oculus” recording session, King’s Disease reaches back into history with a sordid tale of hubris that just as easily applies to today’s military industrial complex.

Both tracks are now streaming on The Obelisk, and you can preorder from Palaver Records or from our Bandcamp site. Hope you dig it. And, for those of you in the eastern US, catch us live this winter/spring. More shows to be announced!

February 19 – Washington, DC @ Velvet Lounge w/ Carousel, Joy & Caustic Casanova
March 20 – Washington, DC @ The Pinch w/ Lo-Pan & Against the Grain
March 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Doctor Smoke, Wasted Theory & Heavy Temple
March 27 – York, PA @ The Depot w/ Doctor Smoke & Wasted Theory
March 28 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery w/ Elder, Fortress & The Convocation
April 25 – Stroudsburg, PA @ The Livingroom
June 7 – Washington, DC @ The Pinch w/ Mos Generator, Wounded Giant & Wasted Theory

West Coast Bound and Down

That’s right folks. It was just a matter of time, and we’re super stoked to announce our very first west coast shows in January. We’ll be joining San Francisco’s Castle for a pair of shows in Oakland and Los Angeles, and cap off the trip in Pomona at the Strange Magic Records showcase along with Sweden’s Chuck Norris Experiment!

Short, but oh-so-sweet. Check out the posters below, and details on shows under that. And for the DC/MD crowd, we’ll be closing out the year in our own neighborhood with a couple shows in DC and Baltimore.


December 6 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery w/Sixty Watt Shaman, Weed is Weed, Volume IV & Foghound
December 19 – Washington, DC @ The Pinch w/ Fortress & Foehammer
January 29 – Oakland, CA @ The Golden Bull w/ Castle & TBD
January 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar w/ Castle & Behold! The Monolith
January 31 – Pomona, CA @ Characters w/ Chuck Norris Experiment, PRV13, and Chango’s Psychotic Garage


Breaking the Silence

We’ve had a killer 2014, and after an action-packed first half, we’ve been hunkered down in the lab, cooking up some new low heavy grooves for your listening pleasure. We’re hitting Hudson Street Sound this month, laying down some new tracks with our main man Frank Marchand. We’ll be dropping some new product later this year. Catch us at an upcoming show for a preview of what’s coming.

Speaking of which, the first of our fall shows are coming next month. We’ll be out September 26 and 27 with our buds Kingsnake and Wasted Theory in York, PA and Wilmington, DE. Catch us if you can! We’ll be announcing more shows for the rest of the year soon.

The Depot

Europe Tour Dates Announced

We’re happy to finally announce the dates for our upcoming European tour! We still have a couple of dates to be confirmed so watch this space or our Shows page for updates.

April 25 • Desertfest • London, UK
April 26 • Iron Horse Bar • London, UK
April 28 • Daemonens Port • Copenhagen, DK
April 29 • Wild at Heart • Berlin, DE
April 30 • Secret Show • DE
May 1 • Effenaar • Eindhoven, NL
May 2 • Private show • Ulm, DE
May 3 • Waldmeister • Solingen, DE
May 4 • Vrankrijk •  Amsterdam, NL

Borracho Europe Tour Poster

We’re still rolling with our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign until March 30. Please visit the campaign page, watch the video (it’s funny!), and consider making a contribution in exchange for some seriously limited edition swag. Thanks to all who have already contributed, and we hope some more folks will kick in and do their best. Make us proud!

Raising funds for our first European tour

Friends, it’s official. We’re hitting the road on European shores in April! And we need your help. Please check out our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and pick up some sweet swag to support us making the trip. Thanks, and pass this one along!

Borracho Europe 2014 Tour Poster

Borracho Europe 2014 Tour Poster

New split and US shows coming right up

Fuzz-aholics unite! We’ve got a tall, frosty 7″ slab of low, heavy grooves for y’all with the new single “Know My Name,” split with “Vanishing Point” by Beantown brethren Cortez! The limited edition vinyl — 500 copies available on black, green and purple vinyl and with original artwork by DC artist Matt Corrado — will be released on Japan’s AM Records in April. Both tracks are streaming and vinyl pre-orders are available now on our Bandcamp page.

Borracho/Cortez split 7"

Borracho/Cortez split 7" cover art

To celebrate and spread the word, we’re kicking off a schedule of winter and spring dates in the eastern US, starting this Saturday in York, Pa. The run will be capped off with a send off show in D.C., when we’ll mark the release of the Borracho/Cortez split 7″ in celebratory fashion with Cortez in person!

2/15 – York, Pa. at The Depot
with Black Cowgirl, Crobot & Clamfight

2/22 – Norfolk, Va. at Belmont House of Smoke
with Freedom Hawk & The Daycations

3/8 – Wilmington, Del. at Mojo 13
with Crobot, Clamfight & Wasted Theory

3/20 – Nashville, Tenn. at fooBAR.too
with Across Tundras & The Gentleman Bastards

3/21 – Dayton, Ohio at Blind Bob’s
with Neon Warship & Valley of the Sun

3/22 – Pittsburgh, Pa. at The Shop
with Neon Warship & Carousel

4/19 – Washington, D.C. at Velvet Lounge
with Valley of the Sun & Cortez

Borracho WInter Tour

Borracho WInter 20014 Tour

Hello London!

It is our utmost pleasure to announce that Borracho will join an absolutely stacked lineup at Desertfest London 2014!

Desertfest London 2014

Borracho to storm London at Desertfest 2014

We can’t wait to see you in the UK. Stay tuned for more dates in mainland Europe to be announced!

Read the kind words by JJ Koczan in the Desertfest’s official announcement.


Oculus vinyl arrives in style

Today our latest record Oculus sees its official release on vinyl. We’ve been waiting for this day for some time, and are stoked it’s finally arrived. Dig the excellent album trailer by Deuce to 7!

Borracho: Oculus vinyl release trailer from Deuce to 7 on Vimeo.

For those of you who have been waiting to cast your eyes on some luscious colored vinyl, here you go. Only 100 of each color, so get ’em while you can.

Luscious limited wax

Luscious limited Oculus wax

And to celebrate it all we’ll take the stage this Saturday, December 14 at our local favorite haunt The Pinch during Port City Brewing Company’s Heavy Metal Night V. On top of an extra long Borracho set, there will be a fresh batch of Port City’s Borracho Smokin’ Brown Ale on hand, 2013’s best metal being spun by’s Metal Chris, and all kinds of giveaways. We’re partying our way into 2014!