astrodisc Store ALL ITEMS IN STOCK. ALL ITEMS POSTED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF RECEIVING PAYMENT [MON -FRI] SEE MY OTHER LISTINGS FOR MORE RARE USED AND DISCOUNTED NEW CDs & DVDs Weekly SaleEXCELLENT CONDITION -- UNPLAYED -- MAY HAVE A LITTLE VERY FINE SIGNS OF STORAGEMariachi El Bronx - El Bronx -OFFICIAL RARE FULL PROMO- (CD 2009) IN GLOSS SLIPCASE [ SEE PHOTO ] Genuine Official promotional release by Wichita Records 1st Class POST Available tooTrack Listing1. Cell Mates2. Litigation3. Despretador4. Quinceniera5. Sleepwalking6. Silver or Lead7. Slave Labor8. Clown Powder9. Holy10. My Brother the Gun11. My LoveAlbum NotesOK, pay close attention: the Bronx is a punk band from Los Angeles. Mariachi el Bronx is a band that seems -- on this album anyway -- to have in common with the Bronx only its lead singer, though other information seems to indicate that the two bands are normally identical except for the addition of a female guitarron player. The band's self-titled album consists of newly composed pop/rock songs performed in mariachi style, complete with charango, guitarron, trumpets, strings, and guest artists that include Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and album producer John Avila (formerly of Oingo Boingo). How's the music? Consistently excellent, and although it has to be said that singer Matt Caughthran is about a quartet-tone flat most of the time, the passion in his voice and the soaring melodies make it very easy to overlook that fact. Mariachi music is all about the thrill of heartbreak and longing, and that's exactly what is communicated here (regardless of the actual lyrical content) on highlight like "Despretador," "Litigation," and "Cell Mates." "Sleepwalking" features a loping, off-kilter rhythm, while "Clown Powder" is a blocky waltz with a subtly anguished "You can't go home again" lyric, and "Holy" features a charming spaghetti western feel. This album is that rarest of pop commodities: a party album supreme that also rewards close listening. ~ Rick AndersonFeatures guests ranging from Los Lobos family members , punk legends and beastie boys collaborators.