Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Current

"It’s so jolting to find that their new album ‘Long Leaf Pine (no smack gum)’ leads off with the bloody New Orleans history lesson "Marie Laveau" and quickly segues into a border tale of mass decapitation called "Corrido Twelve Heads in a Bag" … with its leap from a traditional conjunto intro to a lilting cumbia groove that evokes the surreal brilliance of Los Lobos’ ‘Kiko and the Lavender Moon.’"