A Broncho song is built with ’60s punk bones housed under an ’80s pop skin wearing a leather jacket to top it off. The Oklahoma based band effortlessly combines dreamy tunes with greasy garage rock to create songs that can be listened to on a chill playlist or on the sound track of a classic movie.
The energetic indie anthems are met with equal or greater energy during their live show. When I had the pleasure to see Broncho live, front man Ryan Lindsey was seemingly too high to function. True to ‘rockstar’ form, the entire band seemed to have been pushed on stage during a smoke session with only a slight idea of where they were or what they were to do.
Nevertheless the band performed an incredible set that was remarkably similar to their recorded work, considering their drugged out state. The band performed a hodgepodge of songs from all three albums, that while being wildly different, manage to keep their dreamy grunge pop theme humming through the records.
Broncho’s latest album Double Vanity takes a turn for the dreamy with its low guitar stums and hazy bass lines. In this album, the band seems to be turning away from their grunge punk side and leaning more on their dreamy ’80s pop side. Don’t get me wrong, Broncho is still very reminiscent of grimy punk pioneers like The Stooges. However, Double Vanity is more like if The Stooges were put inside a lava lamp. If you would like to look into Broncho I’ve linked their Spotify and website below!
Thank you for reading and listening!