Yet another in the running for the title "best album of the summer," I simply can't stop listening to this, the punk band The Bronx's second album as Mariachi El Bronx. With six-string guitars, strings and horns, the music simply sweeps you away. The lyrics, sung primary in English slightly cheeky songs about love, which seems appropriate for the genre. "48 Girls" for instance is about the dilemma of having four girlfriends. Meanwhile, "Fallen" is an incredibly beautiful song about love. More upbeat songs like "Revolution Girl" and "Norteno Lights" are up-beat foot stompers. Until now I never realized how much I like mariachi music.
Listening to this album makes me wish I had backyard. It makes me want to sit with a margarita, while taking in the warm air and occasionally getting up for a dance. Living in Brooklyn, I don't have a backyard, so I'll just put the album on repeat and pretend.