It would be misleading to say Gogol Bordello have been quiet lately (or ever), but it's been three years since we've received a proper studio album from the raucous gypsy punks.
That's set to change on July 23 when Gogol Bordello unleash Pura Vida Conspiracy, their sixth full-length. And to celebrate May Day, the outfit is offering a characteristically unhinged track called "Malandrino," which is Spanish slang for "pure life."
Recorded in El Paso, Texas, Pura Vida Conspiracy is about "exploring human potential," according to Soviet-born lead singer Eugene Hütz. "Everyone knows there's something inside of us that we're not using. How do we get it? How do we reach it?," Hütz asks. "So at one point I said to myself, 'I'm gonna get down and get it.'"
While you mull that over, listen to "Malandrino" and check out their upcoming U.S. tour dates below.
5/30, Robbins Crossing, OH (Nelsonville Music Festival)
5/31, St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)
6/1, Ozark, AR (Wakarusa Music Festival)
6/2, Houston, TX (Free Press Summer Festival)
6/4, Tulsa, OK (Cain's Ballroom)
6/5, Memphis, TN (Minglewood Hall)
6/7, Indianapolis, IN (Old National Centre)
6/8, Milwaukee, WI (Pabst Theatre)
6/9, Detroit, MI (Orion Music Festival)
7/20, Greenfield, MA (Green River Festival)
7/25, Floyd, VA (FloydFest)
7/27, Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
8/3, Bonner Springs, KS (Cricket Wireless Amphitheater)