Mariachi El Bronx - Mariachi El Bronx (II)

Mariachi El Bronx - Mariachi El Bronx (II)

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'Mariachi El Bronx II' is the second full-length studio album from Mariachi El Bronx, the alter ego of acclaimed Los Angeles-based punk outfit The Bronx, first released in 2011. The band teamed up once again with John Avila, former member of Oingo Boingo, to co-produce the album, which was recorded at Avila's studio, Brando's Paradise in San Gabriel, CA.

The Bronx has redefined what punk means, releasing three self-titled full-length albums and a deluge of 7 inches and EPs. Mariachi El Bronx was conceived in 2006, after The Bronx was asked to perform unplugged on Fuel TV. Believing that nothing sucks more than rock bands playing acoustic songs, they adopted another style of music endemic to Los Angeles and infinitely better suited for an acoustic performance - mariachi music.

'Mariachi El Bronx II' bristles with intensity, drama and emotion - hallmarks of both mariachi and punk music. The 12-song collection contemplates the nature of love - a traditional topic in mariachi music, as men often hire bands to serenade the women they are courting - but Mariachi El Bronx brings a unique sensibility to the subject.