NUEVOS BAJOS, LOS: Gema: 7”

The title track is, at its core, a ranchera with a bit of roots and punk slathered on for interesting added texture. The flip, “Cien Años,” is an electrified, punkified bolero with horns. Both work well on their own terms, managing to be loud and “modern” without losing center. Thumbs up. –Jimmy Alvarado (Del Corazón, delcorazonmusic.com)