Album Reviews

Mariachi El Bronx - II
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 00:00
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Hardcore punks playing mariachi music… you have to admit it sounds like a joke. But on their debut these LA natives already showed that there was no punchline involved, just some very good songs. And apparently there’s just no stopping them because album number two is even better.

With the addition of Ray Suen on violin, Mariachi El Bronx’ sound is fuller than the first time around. You can also hear that they’ve grown even more comfortable in their roles… the arrangements are amazing, Matt Caughtran sounds better than ever and that trumpet just does me in every single time. Whether you’re talking about opener “48 Roses” or the mellow “Revolution Girls”, it’s all good. Hell, they even have a theme song now! Time to get out the sombrero, the tequila and let’s have a party!

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.