3/03/2010

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.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

The Heated said...

My pleasure.