New Gogol Bordello album on the way
Gypsy punk rock group Gogol Bordello have announced their return with album number six Pura Vida Conspiracy via ATO Records/Casa Gogol Records on 22nd July. Produced by Andrew Sheps, the new album was recorded in El Paso, Texas at Sonic Ranch Studios. And in celebration of May Day yesterday, an ancient public holiday known for raucous celebrations, the band offer up a stream of their new song 'Malandrino' to get the party started.
The album's title is derived from a Spanish slang phrase for "pure life," which is a theme that resonates throughout the new material. The new songs are infused with ideas rooted in Eastern philosophy but also search for a means of joining fragmented parts and persons, and of creating a worldwide consciousness. Frontman Eugene Hütz comments;
For me music is a way to explore human potential, and that's my main interest in life – human potential. 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.
Gogol Bordello will return to the UK to play Download Festival on 14th June.