Gogol Bordello launches new label and single for Ukraine

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Gogol Bordello called on Bernard Sumner of New Order and Joy Division for a cover of “ Solidarity » by Angelic Upstarts.

Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hütz launches his new label, Casa Gogol Records, with a single to benefit Ukraine. Hütz recruited Bernard Sumner (New Order, Joy Division) to take over “ Solidarity » by Angelic Upstarts.

The interpretation of the punk song by the two artists comes in two forms, remixed by each of them. The mixing “ Unity » by Gogol Bordello and the mixing « Right to Freedom » by Sumner both correspond to their distinct disciplines, the latter transforming the piece into a new wave dream.

This is a particularly meaningful collaboration for usHütz said in a statement. Doing this tribute with one of the most masterful and brilliant pioneers, Bernard Sumner, is truly epic and timely. »

Casa Gogol also announced the label’s first two signings. The first will be the debut EP from New York punk duo Puzzled Panther, which will be released in 2024. The group is made up of Hütz and Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Their next single, “ Smoke & Mirrors We Broke ”, comes out this Friday. Singer-songwriter Grace Begere will also release new music on the label.

As different as Puzzled Panther and Grace Bergere are, they have the right amount of newness and the right amount of antiquityHütz said in a statement about his first two signings. They came to this world as poets with a singular vision and a superb talent for melody. To me, they represent the new New York, which has a lot more in common with the old magical New York we know, without all the bullshit in the middle. »

Gogol Bordello will end the year with a series of concerts at the Brooklyn Bowl in Philadelphia and Brooklyn.


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