Firewater (2) ‎– International Orange

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Bloodshot Records ‎– BS 183
Vinyl, LP, Album
11 Sep 2012
Electronic, Hip Hop, Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Indie Rock, Klezmer


A1 A Little Revolution 3:31
A2 Glitter Days 5:04
A3 Dead Man's Boots 3:54
A4 Up From The Underground 3:21
A5 The Monkey Song 4:09
A6 Ex-Millionaire Mambo 3:58
B1 Feeling No Pain 4:44
B2 Strange Life 4:11
B3 Nowhere To Be Found 4:34
B4 Tropical Depression 3:57
B5 The Bonney Anne 4:55

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After three years of touring and world-wandering in the wake of 2007 s The Golden Hour, Firewater ringleader Tod A finally touched down in Istanbul, Turkey. The city is fascinating. It s a melting pot a lot like NYC, Tod says of his new hometown. And with the revolutions going on all around, I knew we should record here.

International Orange!, produced by Tod A and mixed by Tamir Muskat of Balkan Beat Box, carries on from where their previous collaboration, The Golden Hour, took off,slipping across new borders into uncharted territory. Created in Istanbul and Tel Aviv during the 2011 Arab Spring, their latest release captures the frenetic pulse of a world in the state of flux. International Orange! continues in the proud Firewater tradition of cultural and stylistic mash-ups. High-energy Turkish percussion drives jagged guitars and horns on eleven anthems of frustration and hope, movement and transformation. The songs tap into grooves as disparate as Turkish maqsoum, Punjabi bhangra, Jamaican ska, Greek rebetiko, classic punk and old-school mambo. Muskat s mixing aesthetic draws on everything from the Bollywood excess of 60s-era R.D. Burman to the early dub experiments of King Tubby. Yet the team manages to meld all these flavors into a cohesive whole, as only they can do.

Tod A s lyrics are as poetic and playfully acerbic as ever. Ex-Millionaire Mambo tosses caustic jibes at the architects of the 2009 financial crisis: It s tough to be chic when you live in a cardboard box. A Little Revolution draws on the frustration of a generation with limited options and even fewer outlets: Got no job and got no cash / going nowhere and going fast. And Up From The Underground warns of the imminent sea-change just around the corner: You can beat us up, but you can t beat us down.

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