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Gogol Bordello Announces New Album Details

posted Mar 1, 2010, 2:36 PM by Vu Nguyen
From sonymusic.com

GOGOL BORDELLO’S NEW ALBUM

‘TRANS-CONTINENTAL HUSTLE’ PRODUCED BY RICK RUBIN SET FOR RELEASE ON AMERICAN RECORDINGS ON APRIL 27

 

GOGOL BORDELLO RETURN TO IRVING PLAZA

TO PERFORM BENEFIT CONCERT FOR HAITI RELIEF

ON MARCH 9

 

Los Angeles, CA – March 1, 2010 - Trans-Continental Hustle, the avidly-awaited fifth studio album from rebel rockers Gogol Bordello, will be released on American Recordings on April 27th. Produced by Rick Rubin, Trans-Continental Hustle is an extraordinary 13-song powerhouse that continues the band’s cultural crusade to unite and celebrate unending originality against all odds. Fans will have an opportunity to hear new material in a rare return to their original stomping grounds at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza on March 9th in a benefit concert for Haiti Relief.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.  

 

On Trans-Continental Hustle Gogol Bordello bring us to a new exotic destination, Brazil, where frontman and visionary Eugene Hutz took up residence two years ago. Trans-Continental Hustle is heavily informed by Hutz’s experiences living in a country rich with diversity.

 

On Trans-Continental Hustle, Hutz’s experience-driven-Gonzo-mania is transformed into a seeker of harmony and understanding.  Songs on Trans-Continental Hustle bring the listener straight into the heart of the situation whether it be joining forces with gypsies of Brazil as on “Uma Menina Uma Cigana,” melancholy strike in the midst of carnival near death experiences as on “Sun on My Side” or themes of transcontinental love devastations.  As one of today’s most revered live bands with over 200 shows a year, Hutz’s intense personal life appears on the album like a second plot, or Transcontinental Love hustle, running parallel to endless travel through continents.

 

Produced by Rick Rubin, Trans-Continental Hustle is the next powerful step in the band’s evolution.  Rubin brings Eugene’s songwriting skills to focus and also lets the band speak to its authenticity with deeper melodic qualities. “Rick inspired us to focus on the very soul entity of the song,” says Hutz on working with Rubin for the first time. “He inspires confidence to always do your best and mature work.”

 

Gogol Bordello also introduces a driving rhythm section on songs such as “Raise The Knowledge” and “Last One Goes The Hope” with the arrival of drummer Oliver Charles, Ethiopian bassist Thomas Gobena (Bill Laswell) and Latino American percussionist Pedro Erazo-Segovia. Gogol Bordello’s stellar line-up also includes Sergey Rjabtzev on violin, Yuri Lemeshev on accordion, Oren Kaplan on guitar, dancer/percussionists Elizabeth Sun and Pamela Jintana Racine as well as our fearless leader Eugene Hutz on vocals, guitar and percussion.

 

Trans-Continental Hustle is the first Gogol Bordello studio album since 2007's SUPER TARANTA! which inspired the rarest of accolades, an "A+" from Robert Christgau, who called them "the world's most visionary band."  Gogol Bordello's radical invocations of positive primal energy and planetary consciousness combine with a music infused with ska, metal, punk, rap, dub and, more recently, intimations of indigenous Brazilian sounds to produce a party maelstrom of electrifying proportions.

 

For more information on Gogol Bordello visit www.gogolbordello.com

 

TRACK LISTING:

1.      Pala Tute

2.      My Companjera

3.      Sun Is on My Side

4.      Rebellious Love

5.      We Comin’ Rougher (Immigraniada)

6.      When Universes Collide

7.      Uma Menina Uma Cigana

8.      Raise The Knowledge

9.      Last One Goes The Hope

10.   To Rise Above

11.   In The Meantime In Pernambuco

12.   Break The Spell

13.   Trans-Continental Hustle

 

GOGOL BORDELLO TOUR DATES BELOW

Date                             City                                          Venue                                                 

Tues     Mar, 9               New York, NY                             Filmore New York @  Irving Plaza

Sun       Mar, 28             Fremantle, AUS                         West Roots Blues

Tue       Mar, 30             Melbourne, AUS                         Billboard

Wed      Mar, 31             Sydney, AUS                              The Metro

Fri        Apr, 2               Brisbane, AUS                            The HiFi

Sun       Apr, 4               Byron Bay, AUS                          Byron Bay Blues Fest

Mon      Apr, 5               Byron Bay, AUS                          Byron Bay Blues Fest

 

CASA GOGOL NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES BELOW

All Casa Gogol North America dates below will include performance by DeVotchKa, Jesse Malin and St. Mark's Social, and Tres Leches Afterparty Sound Crew as support.

 

Date                             City                                          Venue                                     

Sun       Apr, 18             Montreal, QC                             Metropolis

Tue       Apr, 20             Toronto, ON                             Sound Academy

Wed      Apr, 21             Detroit, MI                               Royal Oak

Fri        Apr, 23             Chicago, IL                                Congress

Sat       Apr, 24             Minneapolis, MN                        First Ave

Sun       Apr, 25             Minneapolis, MN                        First Ave

Wed      Apr, 28             Boston, MA                                House of Blues

Thu       Apr, 29             Baltimore, MD                           Rams Head Live

Fri        Apr, 30             Baltimore, MD                           Rams Head Live

Sat       May, 1              Philadelphia, PA             Electric Factory

 

CASA GOGOL EUROPEAN TOUR DATES BELOW

All Casa Gogol European dates below, except festivals in bold, include performances by Forro in the Dark, Mariachi El Bronx, and Tres Leches Afterparty Sound Crew as support.

** Forro in the Dark NOT performing at these shows

#  Announced as The Bronx (not Mariachi El Bronx)

 

Date                             City                                          Venue                                     

Fri        May, 7              London, UK                                Hammersmith Apolo #

Sat       May, 8              Manchester, UK                         Academy

Sun       May, 9              Glasgow, UK                              Academy

Mon      May, 10             Norwich, UK                               UEA

Tue       May, 11             Birmingham, UK                         Academy

Fri        May, 14            Bulligny/Nancy, FR                   JDM Fest

Sat       May, 15            Longirod, CH                            Longirock

Sun       May, 16             Karlsruhe, GER                          Tollhaus

Tue       May, 18             Paris, FR                                   Elysee Montmartre

Wed      May, 19             Toulouse, FR                             Le Bikini

Fri        May, 21             Madrid, SP                                La Riviera**

Sat       May, 22             Barcelona, SP                            Razzmatazz**

Mon      May, 24             Bologna, IT                                Estragoon

Tue       May, 25             Milan, IT                                   Alcatraz

Wed      May, 26             Zurich, CH                                 Xtra

Thu       May, 27             Wien, AT                                  Gasometer **

Tue       Jun, 1               Amsterdam, NL                         Paradiso **

Wed      Jun, 2               Hamburg, GER                           Docks **

Thu       Jun, 3               Berlin, GER                                Astra/Columbia Halle **

Fri        Jun, 4              Nuremburg, GER                      Rock im Park

Sun      Jun, 6              Nurburgring, GER                     Rock am Ring

 

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