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The Butcher's Share

by Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird

Berlin's bandits of the Yiddish-punk borderlands return with their 5th and fiercest album. Original & adapted polyglot songs masterfully navigate the dichotomy between hopeful & despairing, explosive & corrosive. Revolutionary and apocalyptic anthems.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Shimke Khazer
0:28 album only
2. The Butcher's Sher
4:59 album only
3. Freedom Is a Verb
3:21 album only
4. Arbeter Froyen - Working Women
3:22 album only
5. Sheyres Hora
2:00 album only
6. The Ballad of How the Jews Got to Europe
3:10 album only
7. Children in the Woods
2:02 album only
8. Shtil Di Nakht Iz Oysgeshternt - Silent Stars
4:01 album only
9. 99% - Nayn-Un-Nayntsik
5:30 album only
10. Tzivkever Nign
2:58 album only
11. No One Survives
3:00 album only
12. Two Brothers (Download Card)
5:36 album only
13. Avrom Ovinu Sharft Dos Meser - Abraham the Patriarch Sharpens the Knife (Download Card)
3:25 album only


Album Notes
Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird Apocalyptic Klezmer-punk anthems for the revolution With their new record The Butcher's Share, The Painted Bird return as the original radical Yiddish borderland bandits. The Berlin-based Detroit-born poet / translator / singer / multi-instrumentalist (accordion, piano, guitars) Daniel Kahn has reformed the band with new and old comrades: Berlin’s clarinet/sax/brass master Christian Dawid, New York’s Yiddish fiddle virtuoso Jake Shulman-Ment, expat experimental contrabassist Berlin composer Michael Tuttle, and classic klezmer drummer Hampus Melin. Joined by guest singers Michael Alpert, Sarah Gordon, Sasha Lurje, Lorin Sklamberg, and Psoy Korolenko, The Painted Bird builds on the 12-year history of the band and still finds new territories of sound and language. Sometimes funny, nightmarish, sorrowful, this collection of originals, translations, and adaptations smuggles songs over the borders of languages, histories, cultures, and genres. The album features a cover an other images by legendary NY underground artist Eric Drooker New anthems like "Freedom Is A Verb" and Josh Waletzky's “99%" speak to the political moment as much as they address eternal struggles of class and liberation. Ballads like "Children In The Woods" and "Sheyres Hora" explore the depths of trauma and Traum. And the dark rock landscape of "No One Survives" references the brave hopelessness of late David Bowie. In the title track "The Bucher's Sher" Kahn manages to make an upbeat Klezmer epic out of economic concepts of commodity fetishism and bourgeois morality. With songs like “Shtil di Nakht Iz Oysgeshterent” and “Arbeter Froyen”, old Yiddish ballads of resistance and revolt are made radical and relevant through poetic new translations. New Videos: Freedom Is A Verb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFu0o8NB5Io Children In The Woods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTYQpayVdyQ The Butcher’s Sher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7EgQXMV8nM No One Survives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlOxHjqRQOo BAND INFO: www.paintedbird.net CONTACT: paintedbird@web.de Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird continue to masterfully navigate the dichotomy between revolution and alienation, the political and the poetic, the explosive and the corrosive.



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