Yes, it's been a while and there is plenty of music out there to be discovered. Here is one juicy little band I came across in my life’s travels. As you may have guessed from the title of this edition, the band is Mariachi El Bronx. This band as a very interesting sound and a more interesting background.
The band The Bronx, an American hardcore punk band formed in 2002, moonlights as Mariachi El Bronx. The Bronx is definitely a raw sounding punk band and when you first listen to them you definitely don’t get the impression that Mariachi El Bronx’s sound could possibly be from the same band. Mariachi El Bronx’s first album was released in 2009 under a self titled album. They have since released two albums and a single, which can be found on iTunes, and have been seen on a few other albums.
Now to the meat and potatoes of the band and their sound. The band is made up of six main members and have seven additional musicians helping them out. Now, although the band’s name is Mariachi El Bronx, don’t be fooled. The band has barrowed the mariachi feel for their music, but by no means is actually mariachi music. Lots of acoustic guitars and horns back up their music. The perky up beat feeling their music gives keeps the foot tapping and can sometimes even make you want to get out of your seat and do a little dance.
A few songs of theirs you may want to check out are Cell Mates (has a Youtube music video), Litigation and Spread thin. Checking out these tracks will give you a good spectrum of their music. For those of you out there that may have listened to Sublime, this band may be for you. For those of you that haven’t listened to Sublime or don’t like them, I think this band may be enough of a change of pace from Sublime you might find yourself caught up in listening to them.
Have a listen, tell me what you think by leaving a comment below.