After reading this post on Freeform FM, I downloaded the mp3s from Drum & Tuba and the Tijuana Sessions and loved them. I then did what you’re supposed to and clicked through to Amazon and bought both CDs.
Wow! I’m now a big-time fan of Drum & Tuba. They’re math-rock with brass and loads of fun. Plus they cover a Minutemen song on that record and that’s the door to my heart. It’s sort of like the Dirty Dozen Brass Band getting all post-whatever and bumpy and having complex funky rhythms. Try it, you’ll like it.
I didn’t expect to like the Tijuana Techno stuff as much as I did. It has that banda sound that drives everyone nuts in Southern California but with cool smashed up rhythms and other styles layered on top. It feels like a good direction for Latin music, like something Mexican college kids would groove to.
Both recommended; visit the FM link above and sample and/or click through to Amazon if you’re interested.