From their home base in the Heartland, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s BRONCHO have been churning out thoughtful, nuanced rock and roll with an art school spirit and a punk rock heart since 2010.
The band’s fourth album, Bad Behavior, finds them leaning into their strengths for their strongest effort yet. Following the catchy, playful vibe of Can’t Get Past the Lips (2011) and Just Enough Hip to Be Woman (2014), as well as the deliberate sonic intent of 2016’s sludgy, moodier art piece Double Vanity, the new record, reveals BRONCHO’s fly-on-the-crumbling-wall vision of our moral climate, complete with a reenergized, accessible sound and the charmingly sardonic, smiling-while-sneering delivery of bandleader Ryan Lindsey. Lindsey (vocals/guitar) and the band—Nathan Price (drums), Ben King (guitar), and Penny Pitchlynn (bass)—are a tight unit who have seen their songs featured at influential TV and radio and have toured the U.S. and Europe, including arenas with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, The Growlers, and Portugal The Man, Bad Behavior slinks and purrs with a sense of lascivious flirtation, and Lindsey’s suggestive and incisive lyrics match the primal pulse of the songs’ moods and vibes. The record is filled with references to religion, sin, drugs, vice, and scandal bubbling just under the surface and represents a picture of a band that has crushed their own commercial expectations and are doing what they want to do at their own pace. <br>