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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!

Oculus LP to be released worldwide in November

We’re thrilled to finally announce the vinyl release details for Oculus. Germany’s No Balls Records, Japan’s AM Records, and the United States’ own Strange Magic Records have conspired to release the record on three continents in three exclusive limited edition colors of 12” vinyl ─ transparent yellow, purple and blue/green. The record is now available for pre-order from each of the labels or from our Bandcamp page where it can be streamed in full.


Coming in November on limited edition colored vinyl

We’ll be back out on the road for a trio of shows September 12 – 14 starting in DC, and stopping in Brooklyn, NY and Fredrerick, MD, playing with heavy-riffing stalwarts Corsair, Thinning the Herd, Geezer, Weed is Weed, Admiral Browning, and Beelzefuzz along the way. We’re also excited to announce that we’ll be playing the 4th Anniversary party at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD on September 26. For more dates this fall check our show calendar.

September 12, 2013 – 7:00 PM
The Pinch
Washington DC
w/ Corsair (VA) & Cavern (MD)

September 13, 2013 – 7:00 PM
The Grand Victory
Brooklyn, NY
w/ Thinning the Herd & Geezer (CD Release)

September 14, 2013 – 7:00 PM
Frederick, MD
w/Beelzefuzz, Weed is Weed, Admiral Browning & Fortress

September 26, 2013 – 7:30 PM
The Fillmore
Silver Spring, MD
w/ Vektor, Midnight Eye & Asthma Castle

Oculus is out, tour starts today

It’s a damn good day here at Casa Borracho. We’ve just unleashed our new beast on the world, and we’re about to hit the road with one of our favorite current bands, Lo-Pan for a run of shows that includes our own Oculus release show at Rock and Roll Hotel in DC, and culminates with an appearance at the Eye of the Stoned Goat fest in New York City.

Go listen to Oculus yourself, and if you dig it, lay down a paltry 5 bucks to own it! If you’re anywhere on our tour route, come to a show and see us at the merch table to get a FREE download card. Every show is a two-fer! See you on the road, friends!

Lo-Pan/Borracho tour poster

Do it on the road