Gogol Bordello Interview: Bungalo Record of the Year
With his striking mustachioed looks and a sound that can make just about anyone break into a circle dance, Eugene Hutz has taken his troupe of gypsy punks from obscurity to stardom. The band: Gogol Bordello. The sound: Like nothing you’ve ever heard before. They straddle the line between Th’ Legendary Shackshakers and traditional gypsy flamenco, blending accordians, strings, and distorted guitars with tales of hope, defeat, and triumph.
This year, Gogol Bordello have released their best record to date, and hands down the record of the year at Life In A Bungalo. We gave frontman Eugene Hutz a call before his upcoming New Year’s Eve show at New York’s Terminal 5 to learn more about the band’s rise to stardom, and what it’s like being a punk in the Ukraine. This is a podcast interview. Please click on the player below to listen or drop the feed into your favorite podcast player.