Gypsy Punk Band Gogol Bordello to Release New Album in July
Frontman Eugene Hutz says that his music has a motive: to explore human potential.
Those raucous gypsy punks of Gogol Bordello have cooked up their sixth studio album, Pura Vida Conspiracy, set for release July 23 on ATO/Casa Gogol Records.
Produced by Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Mars Volta) and recorded in El Paso, Texas, Conspiracy is made up of 12 new songs, with titles like album opener "We Rise Again" and "Malandrino" (listen here).
Pura Vida Conspiracy marks the NYC-based group's first album since 2010's acclaimed "Trans-Continental Hustle." That set, produced by Rick Rubin for his American Recordings, reached No. 9 on the Alternative Albums chart and has sold 67,000 albums in the U.S., according Nielsen SoundScan.
Frontman Eugene Hutz said his music has a motive: to explore human potential.
"And that's my main interest in life," Hutz said. "Everyone knows there’s something inside of us that we’re not using. How do we get it? How do we reach it? Every single person knows that there’s something, and nobody knows what it is. So at one point I said to myself, 'I’m gonna get down and get it.' "
In addition to the new album, the band is gearing up for a busy summer of touring (their specialty), including the following North American dates:
May 30: Robbins Crossing, OH (Nelsonville Music Festival)
May 31: St. Louis (The Pageant)
June 1: Ozark, AR (Wakarusa Music Festival)
June 1-June 2: Houston (Free Press Summer Festival)
June 4: Tulsa, OK (Cain’s Ballroom)
June 5: Memphis, TN (Minglewood Hall)
June 7: Indianapolis (Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre)
June 8: Milwaukee (Pabst Theatre)
June 9: Belle Isle, Detroit (Orion Music + More)
July 20: Greenfield, MA (Green River Festival)
July 25: Floyd, VA (FloydFest)
July 27: Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live w/Dave Matthews Band)
August 3: Bonner Springs, KS (Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre)
August 8-10: Squamish, BC (Squamish Valley Music Festival)