'Solidaritine' is Gogol Bordello's next full-length

“We just want to give the world a timeless album with messages of human potential and power.”

“Our music was always about perseverance,” exclaims Eugene. “Rock ‘n’ roll comes out of a real place. Take a group of people who have endured immigrant traumas and dislocation. They create music, get successful together, become more baroque and experimental, and experience some years of relative calm. All of a sudden, humankind encounters these problems like the pandemic and the war. This is when rock ‘n’ roll is the most necessary and where we perform the best.”

The seven piece of mixed heritage from locations such as Ukraine, Ecuador, and Russia have consistently riled up audiences with an inimitable patchwork of punk, gypsy, dub, folk, Latin swing, and Eastern European magic. With the more hardcore leanings of 'SOLIDARITINE', the sense of urgency and a fresh bolt of energy returns the band to their incendiary beginnings while keeping their agit prop leanings front and center.  Tapping New York underground icon Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools, Quicksand) for the producer seat, Gogol dove deep into the studio and emerged with a album rife with the insurgent sound of survival.  “The album is really about uniting the people of goodwill,” he reveals. “Releasing any kind of art that doesn’t address the situation in Ukraine right now would be pretty despicable.”

Formed in 1999, Gogol Bordello took their style of Eastern European-influenced gypsy punk and doused it deep into the underground rock of New York City. Imminently beginning a U.S. tour (tour dates below), Gogol Bordello have been praised for their recorded material but especially heaped with accolades about their live shows. Wall Street Journal raved about the band's live performance saying, "Gogol Bordello mashed punk energy with Eastern European modes for a set that received the wildest reception of any show I saw," while Los Angeles Times said, "Gogol Bordello celebrates sensuality in both words and raucous, joyful internationalist dance rock."Pitchfork proclaimed, “Eugene Hutz and his acoustic guitar slapping (think Les Claypool’s hands, but on a six-string) and waving arms summoned the crowd which quadrupled in size by the set’s fourth song. Festival goers were literally running toward the stage”while Consequence hailed “the ever-evolving collective has defied the boundaries of continents and genres in their quest for spiritual illumination through gypsy punk." 
 
“I started playing punk rock as a kid. So, I was going back to it,” Eugene adds about the overall explosiveness of the new album.  “I realized music was a really great way to levitate above all of these trials of life.” 

'SOLIDARITINE' is available here!

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