Wednesday, July 21, 2010

VIDEO: Gogol Bordello "Pala Tute"
Zappa reincarnate?

Maybe Frank Zappa didn't die, he just developed an accent...

Driven from his Ukraine home in the fallout of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hutz bounced between Poland, Italy, Hungary and Austria before landing on New York City's lower east side in 1993. That last stop must have been his breaking point. Pushing musical and visual flamboyance to twisted extremes, Gogol are as nomadic sonically as they are culturally, swirling their bizarre gypsy fare and punk rock credo into a rag-tag elixir that tickles the senses like a musical mustache ride.

Buckle up, beatniks and freakniks, because Bordello are about to kick off a co-headlining summer tour with whacked-out, alt-rock icons Primus that is sure to feature all the syncopated madness of the above video, and then some. And then some more.

The two-week tour starts July 29 in Burlington, VT, wraps August 14 in San Francisco, and is highlighted by an August 7 appearance at Lollapolooza [complete itinerary]. Sadly, there is no date in So-Cal.

Gogol Bordello's new album Trans-Continental Hustle is out now [listen here].

Gogol Bordello Official Website

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