BRONCHO and Dine Alone Records are thrilled to announce the release of Just Enough Hip To Be Woman by sharing the album's first single, "Class Historian." BRONCHO will also set out on a 30-date North American tour later this summer that will include dates with Brand New and stops at Riot Fest in Toronto and Chicago alongside The National, The Cure, Weezer, City and Colour and Jane's Addiction.
Just Enough Hip To Be Woman is a bold step forward for BRONCHO. Though it certainly bears the hallmarks of their previous work — fuzzy, guitar-driven rock – the production and energy of the record moves into decidedly sleeker and decidedly more new wave directions (think Cheap Trick meets the Drive soundtrack meets every great song from Fast Times at Ridgemont High meets the greatest after-hours party you’ve never been to). Tracks like “Stay Loose,” “NC-17” and “What” are the kind of pop-rock that could have easily been beamed in from the same universe that gave rise to The Cars (or a looser version of The Strokes), while the album’s first single, “Class Historian” — with its unstoppable “do do do do” vocal refrain is the kind of song that seems scientifically engineered to stick in your brain forever and is arguably best played loudly over a car stereo with the windows down and your long hair blowing in the breeze. Clocking in at just more than 30 minutes, the eleven tracks on the new record are a potent statement of intent: an effortless sounding rock record that dips its toe into a variety of different styles without ever succumbing to any of them.
In 2009, Mike Craft and Ali Ruby formulated an idea that would become the beginnings of Animal Empty. In 2010, the addition of members Alec Frisch and Aaron Cajilig completed their sound. Their differing experiences in life and music came together to create something genuine and raw. While often taking comparisons to the sounds of Heartless Bastards or that of Cursive, listeners agree that the band holds a genre of their own.