GOGOL BORDELLO "GYPSY PUNKS UNDERDOG WORLD STRIKE" CD
Gogol Bordello, New York City's legendary Gypsy punk band, returns with the release of "Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike." Recorded with Steve Albini in glorious analogue sound, "Gypsy Punks" is an expansive 15-track salvo that expands the band's fusion of Gypsy punk and Slavic stomp with a touch of metal and dub-wise sound effects that pay tribute to the classic sounds of Jamaica. Singer/lyricist visionary Eugene Hutz and the rest of the Gogol collective have attained a new level of musical and lyrical intensity in their continuing cultural crusade to build a bridge between Gypsy music, rock'n'roll and other brands of rebel music from Flamenco to the perestroika punk that blossomed in Eastern Europe during the mid-'80s. The band's international underground reputation has grown quickly due to their innovative blend of Eastern European Gypsy and Western culture and a stage show that resembles a three-ring circus of surreal stimuli. This September, look for Hutz costarring with Elijah Wood in "Everything Is Illuminated" the Warner Bros. motion picture adaptation of the critically acclaimed Jonathan Safran Foer novel.