BORRACHO’s ‘Oculus’ To See Worldwide Vinyl Release In November


Capital City riff-slingers BORRACHO have announced the November worldwide vinyl release of their critically acclaimed sophomore effort 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″ vinyltransparent yellow, purple and blue/green. The record is now available for pre-order from each of the labels or via the band’s Bandcamp page where it can be streamed in full.

Oculus shows no let up from BORRACHO. Just a barrelful of their signature fuzzed out jams, and raw, power-trio energy served with no pretense. Right from its instrumental start, the record unleashes a barrage of riffs that twist through a labyrinth of classic rock, doom and stonerly grooves. Along the way, guitarist Steve Fisher cements his role as the band’s new singer, ushering the band into its trio era with conviction.

“With this new album Borracho really takes things to the next level─songwriting, production, performance, everything. In a crowded scene of stoner rock sound-a-likes they really stand out with this kick ass new record,” said Carey Neill from Strange Magic Records. “To work with them again on this release is a huge pleasure.” Neill was instrumental in bringing the three labels together for this special release, and his label released BORRACHO‘s 2012 10″ single for “Plunge/Return.” No Balls Records has been part of the band’s family since their debut split 7″ in 2008. AM Records is a recently founded label focusing on vinyl, and this is one of their first releases and you can read Mark Pierce’s recent review HERE.

Borracho 'Oculus' Artwork

The band will be out for a trio of shows September 12 – 14 starting in their hometown, 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. They will also be playing the 4th Anniversary party at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD on September 26. For more dates this fall check their show calendar.

12th Sept 2013: The Pinch – Washington, DC w/ Corsair (VA) & Cavern (MD)
13th Sept 2013: The Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY w/ Thinning the Herd & Geezer (CD Release)
14th Sept 2013: Lallos – Frederick, MD w/ Beelzefuzz, Weed is Weed, Admiral Browning & Fortress
26th Sept 2013: The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD w/ Vektor, Midnight Eye & Asthma Castle