From the Sin-E mailing list:
12 Shot Nez (feat. members of Gogol Bordello, Firewater, Victoria Hana, and Big Lazy)
10 Butchershop Quartet
After long travels with their respective bands (Gogol Bordello, Firewater, Big Lazy, Victoria Hana) the Shot'nez members bring back to NYC their singular sound of film noire, middle eastern and southern blues. "one foot in the swamp and the other in the desert" "an amazing sonic experience"
Barbez, is a potent, Russian-tinged, post-cabaret, punk chamber ensemble; old world waltzes collide with Alfred Schnittke and the Residents in this unique band. "Barbez includes a brilliant theremin player who smokes cigarettes and a full-throated Russian singer who comes across like Joan of Arc with a sense of humor. They cover everything from Bertolt Brecht to Black Sabbath, but the real attraction is the melodically haunting originals. . . - The New Yorker
Added by cfmonkeywerks on March 30, 2004