Tijuana Bullfight- The SoCal Heavy-is a big, haunting quartet with members emerging from the OC punk, LA underground scene…..and, have nothing to do with any bullfight and or harming of any animal. We are SLUDGE Rock fused with Pop/Punk.
The band hails from Southern California, after two, now expired, record deals, the band has established TJBF Global LLC. too facilitate all aspects of music, clothing and branding of TJBF &TIJUANA BULLFIGHT.
TJBF's self titled debut, two US tours and Radio success of "Terrified Teenagers" and “BLEED” has enabled them snag invitations to perform and support some heavy heights in the Rock and Punk world, yet as the music biz was changing it ultimately ended up with the band's debut record being shelved, then shopped for another year. We remember THAT day when it all started going down hill..."our tour bus broke down (transmission) in Odessa, TX at the venue of a gig, it was mid-summer 100 degrees, A/C broken, our manager at the time decided to back the bus (wouldn't go in drive) into the shade at the venue while we were at lunch, well, an hour later when the sun moved the bus was now backed against a wall with the sun coooking us inside with no way to put the bus into drive to move (did I say backed in--"Smart guy"), "sweltering" can only describe it. We called the label and they said "Tough, figure it out!. We are bankrupt!". We pooled our credit cards and called every family member for help. The drive back to LA was "numbing". We think the only reason they actually let us get the rights back to the record was because of that experience alone. The label and umbrella company knew they left us out to burn, but we returned the tour bus cleaned and with a new transmission, how could they deny us the masters! And they paid some serious $$ for that record.
On the debut record legendary mixer Jack Endino (Nirvana), Ralph Patlan (Megadeth) worked feverishly to capture the core of the big TJBF sound. The band taxied between Cello studio's in Los Angeles and Phase 4 studios in Mesa. AZ while writing anfd traccking. Feature Film and TV placements also struck notice with MTV's reality series "Real World" and "Road Rules" who consistently licensed from the band.
TJBF has recently been splitting time writing in Scott Weiland’s (Stone Temple Pilots) “Lavish Studios” and the legendary Entourage studio in North Hollywood, CA, which acts as home base for the band recordings. The bands Southern California popularity and fan base, garnered industry attention, which led them to work with top producers on their long awaited sophomore release tentatively entitled "SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA". TJBF enlisted the talents of producer/engineer Douglas Grean (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) and Grammy award winning producer Mike Shipley (Maroon
5, Def Leppard, Papa Roach) on half of the record and engineer Ashburn Miller (Deadsy, Orgy) on the final half. Rae Dileo (filter) finished the final mix. "Writing, recording and working at two different studios with different producers and engineers allowed us to create something fresh and eclectic yet staying true to our punk, sludge roots". With creative line up in tack, originality brought on by inspiring musical idols and icons, the product is uniquely their own, TJBF anticipate that their new album will "slap you
on the ass, then have you begging for more" … rabid fans call their sound "The Heavy" and you can too with the new release out this spring, followed by the first tour in 3 years.
Marcus Wanka - Bass
Anthony - Vocals, Guitar
Tony Syphus - Guitar, Lead Guitar
James Mozina - Drums
**Tijuana Bullfight is currently finishing up it's newest release produced with Doug Grean (STP) mixed by the legendary Mike Shipley(Sex pistols, maroon 5) & Rae Dileo (FILTER). Due out spring 2013
Tijuana Bullfight - 2005 Knot records
YASTOYL- Soundtrack 2005
Tijuana Bullfight -EP Sunland Records 2008
Blue torch TV
MTV Road Rules, & The Real World
Kyle Cease-Live dvd 2007
Rounds-2010 Official Score & soundtrack
***All releases can be purchased at all digital outlets, Itunes etc...
It's grunge edging on the bar rock cusp I love so fucking much, and it's a perfect fucking indicator of a band I want to hear more of
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You will know who this band sounds within the first 45 seconds of the first fucking song on this thr...You will know who this band sounds within the first 45 seconds of the first fucking song on this three song EP titled Fat Baby and the Red Head. Not only will you know who this band sounds like, you'll spend the rest of the EP saying "holy shit this sounds exactly what this sounds like!" to the point of annoying yourself enough to have to start the fucker over again.
Tijuana Bullfight sound like Puddle of Mudd and Silverchair had a fat red headed baby together (see what I did there?), but the baby is actually more fun to hang out with than the parental bands who donated musical semens and distorted eggz to such a frankenband.
It's grunge edging on the bar rock cusp I love so fucking much, and it's a perfect fucking indicator of a band I want to hear more of. It doesn't surprise me with anything I wouldn't expect after I got into it, and even though I imagine much of their fanbase might be able to kick my ass, I'm okay with that.
I've been doing yoga bro bros.
Tijuana Bullfight shall make me even yoga tougher, and with my super pattern powers I shall rock a black shirt with a skull on it and no one will know I also bump the shit out of Robyn on the weekends bro bros.
Tijuana Bullfight..under the radar.?
Heavy, deep and serious outing for the trio.-Colin Ayling
25 to 60 minute original set
There are no upcoming dates at this time.