September 26, 2022

Monitor by Monitor is our recurring function collection that offers artists an area to take us by means of each track on their newest launch. At this time, Ukrainian punks Gogol Bordello break down SOLIDARITINE.


Ukrainian punk rockers Gogol Bordello return with the group’s eighth studio album, SOLIDARITINE, right now (September sixteenth). Delivering livid punk songs with a definite Japanese European contact, the band stays veracious, artistic, and sincere.

The 13 tracks of SOLIDARITINE pull no punches. Taking swings at injustice, intolerance, and crypto bros, the album is rooted in basic punk custom: say what you imply and say it loud. With a Fugazi cowl, Social Distortion references, and an look from H.R. of Unhealthy Brains, Gogol Bordello’s mission is well-studied and seemingly endorsed by icons of the style.

“Songwriting is a sacred craft and punk is a good place for it,” frontman Eugene Hütz tells Consequence. “For me, punk rock was at all times about that Woody Guthrie-ness: All you fascists are certain to lose! And likewise about that Fugazi-ness: by no means thoughts what’s been sellin’, it’s what you shopping for.”

But, an simple streak of empathy runs by means of the venture. Gogol Bordello expands on their rage with a plea — or maybe extra precisely, a requirement — to like thy neighbor. The namesake for the album comes from an imaginary chemical that “unlocks our empathy and our full human potential.”

“[It’s] alleged to unite us in overcoming our widespread issues,” Hütz explains. “It’s sort of a brother of Adrenaline, or a minimum of it rhymes with it. So, pictures of Solidaritine for everybody in Gogol home and let’s go!”

The sentiment leads to righteous anger, a rage that holds the ethical excessive floor — and it’s all offered with the kind of vitality that may solely be derived from brotherhood.

Take heed to Gogol Bordello’s SOLIDARITINE beneath, adopted by Eugene Hütz’s Monitor by Monitor breakdown. The band can also be headed out on tour; you may choose up tickets through Ticketmaster.


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