, their fifth studio album, will be released on 4/27 via American Recordings.
, the turn-of-the-century steam punks who recently rocked the Tibet House Benefit
have chosen an appropriate time to announce their new album, produced by Rick Rubin. The 13-song collection is said to have Brazilian influences, as front-man Eugene Hutz took up a two year residency there (and probably learned a thing or two about all-you-can-eat Steakhouses). New additions to the lineup include drummer Oliver Charles, Ethiopian bassist Thomas Gobena (Bill Laswell) and Latino American percussionist Pedro Erazo-Segovia. Originals who remain: Sergey Rjabtzev on violin, Yuri Lemeshev on accordion, Oren Kaplan on guitar, dancer/percussionists Elizabeth Sun and Pamela Jintana Racine.
These guys play over 200 shows a year, so naturally a preview of the new material is coming... to The Filmore at Irving Plaza in NYC. Catch them there on 3/9 for their benefit show (for Haiti), just another in their long list of beneficial rocking.
is coming from a Bordello near you. Stay tuned. - joe
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