Gogol Bordello’s new album, Seekers and Finders, came out in August of this year. Its the Gypsy-punk band’s seventh studio album and their first since 2013’s Pura Vida Conspiracy. It is also their first album produced by the group’s frontman Eugene Hütz. Their title song, “Seekers and Finders,” features Regina Spektor. A few days ago they released an acoustic version.
Gogol Bordello hails from Manhattan’s East Village. They formed in 1999 and gained notoriety for their interesting stage performances and constant touring. They’re an energetic group that love to include accordions and violins in their instrumentation. They’ve appeared in a number of movies, including Everything Is Illuminated, where Hütz co-stars with Elijah Wood, and their own documentary, Gogol Bordello Non-Stop.
“Gogol” comes from the name of a Russian-Ukrainian writer, Nikolai Gogol. According to them, Gogol ‘smuggled’ Ukrainian culture into Russian society, just as they try to do with Gypsy and East-European culture in the English-speaking world. They’re album is worth a listen, so is the acoustic version of “Seekers and Finders.” Listen below.