Gogol Bordello’s new album “Trans-Continental Hustle” is coming out next month and fans have a chance to download one of the songs from the new album right now! The song is “Pala Tute,” which you might have heard Eugene play that with Madonna back in 2007 at Live Earth. Check this one out because it sounds freakin’ awesome!
Due out on American Recordings on April 27th, Trans-Continental Hustle is perhaps the most ambitious undertaking in the group’s already remarkable decade-long career and is the result of an inspired, year-long collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin. To download “Pala Tute” visit, www.gogolbordello.com. Also check out the first look at the Trans-Continental Hustle album cover shot on the streets of Rio by photographer Danny North.
The band is also gearing up to launch an international mini-festival called “the Casa Gogol Tour” which will kick off in Australia on March 28 with North American dates to follow April 18 through May 1. The “Casa Gogol” mini-festival will include sets by Slavic-punk-band DeVotchKa, East Village punk troubadour Jesse Malin and St. Mark’s Social and electro-anarchists Tres Leches Afterparty Sound Crew.
Hailed as the “world’s most visionary band” (Village Voice), Gogol Bordello is arguably the hardest working — and hardest rocking — group of our discordant new century, maintaining a touring schedule and an onstage energy level that would send the average combo running for the emergency room. Led by revolutionary change agent and provocateur Eugene Hutz, Gogol Bordello, a nine-piece juggernaut of gypsy rebel soul, has become an international force to be reckoned with. While putting out several critically acclaimed albums, the intrepid band has literally traversed the farthest corners of the globe, building a substantial world-wide fan base via gigs and festival appearances throughout Eastern Europe, South America and the Middle East, along with stops in Australia, Western Europe and in their adopted U.S. homeland.
The band’s encounters and adventures on the road, as well as Gogol Bordello’s own immigrant histories, are the source of the subversively upbeat story-songs on Trans-Continental Hustle. Front-man and lyricist Eugene Hutz spins out scenarios that are, by turns, hilarious and heartbreaking — from the outsider experience of gypsies in his native Ukraine to the struggles and celebrations of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, where Hutz currently resides.
For more information on Gogol Bordello and for upcoming tour dates, please visit www.gogolbordello.com