Pura Vida Conspiracy - ATO/CASA GOGOL
FILTER Grade: 80%
By Ken Scrudado on August 12, 2013
As 2013 sees violent protests tear through the complex fabric of corruption from continent to continent, it’s thrillingly appropriate to be hit with the exhilarating, barricade-storming opener of Gogol Bordello’s newest album, fittingly titled “We Rise Again.” What Ukrainian firebrand Eugene Hutz lacks in vocal prowess, he again decisively makes up for in fervor and philosophical certitude. And Gogol Bordello’s incomparable brand of swaggering gypsy punk hasn’t lost a whit of its euphoric urgency. We predict a riot.