This is a punk band. They pay respect to traditional styles, the way punk bands do when they cover C’mon Everybody, and they play fast and the louder the better. They’re from Monterey, Mexico, and this video is a delightful introduction to a band that might even have a better name than the Circle Jerks (if I’m getting philosophical). I like mixing things up in the music, I like fusion (thank god for Bitches Brew), and I like an accordion. So El Gran Silencio hits about eight of my sweet spots simultaneously. Plus there’s the dancing.