“Seekers and Findersis just a very magical and playful record for us,” says frontman Eugene Hütz of renowned gypsy punk band GOGOL BORDELLO about their new album, the seventh in their wide-ranging oeuvre which comes out August 25 , 2017viaCooking Vinyl. “It just feels quite complete in capturing the Gogol familia transcontinental lifestyle, every side of it… the Good, The Bad, and the Snugly.” Watch here
Written over an extended time on three different continents, Seekers and Finders finds the nine-piece multi-cultural band in top form – an aural party of violins, accordions, trumpet, marimba amongst the standard rock basics of guitars, drum and bass. “I was still bouncing between Latin America and Eastern Europe when songs were emerging, but finally, as soon as I moved back to New York, it all came into focus… as it always did for me here,” he explains.
The first released track and lyric video, “Saboteur Blues” is a frenzied punk rocker that flips a middle finger in the face of French philosopher René Descartes. “This song is about the full commitment to the moment and putting the end to this self-sabotage… and going on a rampage with it,” Eugene says. “Our lives are royally sabotaged by our thinking being stuck in our past or future. Girls in French mock-flirt the famous crap fuck shot philosophy ‘I think therefore I am’ of Descartes, while the band is clearly offering the alternative ‘I feel, perceive and experience, therefore I motherfucking rock’.”
Kicking off with “Did It All,” an incendiary exchange of violin and accordion licks, bolstered by Eugene’s full-throated ensemble vocals, Seekers and Finders injects an adrenaline-rush into the current music bloodstream. The lilting and breezy title track features fellow Eastern European and close personal friend Regina Spektor who duets with Eugene, adding a comfortable cushion to his wide-eyed and immediate vocals. “It’s the duet of the wandering Jew and the roaming gypsy by the campfire, which we represent most perfectly,” he adds. The album’s excitement doesn’t relent until you’re left breathless with the final fade of “Still That Way.”
Not content to keep the music in its recorded form, Gogol Bordello have announced a full-fledged headlining North American tour to bring the excitement and dynamics to the stage (tour dates below). Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, June 6 at 10am local time (with the exception of Burlington which will go on sale at 12noon ET) and can be purchased here: http://gogolbordello.shop.ticketstoday.com/calendar.aspx. NYC’s brass/woodwind/drums juggernaut LUCKY CHOPS will be direct support.
8/26 Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre 9/16 Chicago, IL @ Riot Festival 9/18 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater 9/20 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club 9/21 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club 9/22 Portland, ME @ State Theatre 9/23 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *noon ET on sale time 9/25 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre 9/26 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theatre 9/27 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection 9/29 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s 9/30 Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field (supporting Modest Mouse) 10/2 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall 10/3 Columbus, OH @ Newport 10/4 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom 10/6 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls 10/7 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 10/8 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 10/19 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater 10/20 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall 10/21 New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater 10/23 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater 10/24 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey 10/25 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom 10/27 Des Moines, IA @ Wooley’s 10/28 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre 10/30 Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave 10/31 Lawrence, KS @ The Granada 11/1 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant 11/2 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works 11/3 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall