A train across Ukraine
May 29, 2014 7:17 AM   Subscribe

Golem are a klezmer-punk band from NYC, whose third album Tanz is has just come out. Their current label, Discos Corasón, has a number of live songs and their first music video: "Freydele". And here's a great rendition of their song "This Is Yiddish!" You can also catch an interview with a couple of band members and read an interview with the multilingual vocalist, accordionist and band founder Annette Ezekiel Kogan.
posted by griphus (8 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
Yes! I am obsessed with Train Across Ukraine! And I hope the people who will soon receive my CD for the swap will be obsessed with it, too!
posted by ChuraChura at 7:19 AM on May 29, 2014

(P.S. if you're in NYC, they're playing at Joe's Pub tonight. They are super-awesome live.)
posted by griphus at 7:23 AM on May 29, 2014

With a name like GOLEM I thought they'd be a bit more Carcass and a little less Gogol Bordello, but still, good stuff!
posted by gwint at 7:45 AM on May 29, 2014

You don't have to be Jewish to love Klezmer!

Golem's popularity in Mexico is proof.
posted by tommasz at 8:07 AM on May 29, 2014

Thanks – this is great!
posted by Kabanos at 9:45 AM on May 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

Golem are a klezmer-punk band from NYC

They're a combination of Oi! and Oy Veh?
posted by w0mbat at 8:54 PM on May 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

The singer with the mustache in the video looks identical to my server tonight. I spend too much time in hipster bars, clearly.

But great music, pleasant in the same way Gogol Bordello is.
posted by Dip Flash at 1:07 AM on May 30, 2014

Oh, yea! I studied with their previous violinist and the bass player sometimes joins my band (I didn't know he was in Golem until now). Check them out- Golem truly does rock!
posted by Polyhymnia at 5:44 AM on May 30, 2014

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