What's On The Player

There were a few small disappointments last year in albums from bands I really like for their previously energetic offerings that just fell flat, energy-wise for me. Mates Of State with Re-Arrange Us grew on me after a while and I still listen to it on a regular basis. The Dodos Time to Die had some damn good songs, and again, I still listen to the album. It's just that I've spent a lot of time air drumming and head-shaking my way through previous albums so I was just a little bummed to find that the songs from both bands came with a lighter touch. Who was going to fulfill my energetic longings? I've got a lot of energy, people. It needs releasing. 

Is it strange that NPR introduced me to Mariachi El Bronx? For those not familiar, there is a band called The Bronx, who I never listened to. I meant to check them out and kind of gave a few songs a listen here and there but nothing really grabbed me. Then, on a car trip across the Bay Bridge, sitting in traffic, there was a story on how The Bronx decided to put out a mariachi album. This was over the holidays and I remember hearing the songs and vowing to check it out. Well, I made good on that and bought the album. And I love it. That was month ago and I still listen to it all the damn time. It fulfills my needs. Consider the following.


Anonymous said...

thank you, thank you, thank you.
that made me smile on the inside.

The Heated said...

My pleasure.