Hey Birdfriends! We’ve been nominated by Songlines magazine for a thing! Vote for us at this link as BEST ARTIST before the year ends! Democracy! https://www.songlines.co.uk/awards/2019
The Painted Bird is all over the Benighted States of America in November! 11 shows from mountain to sea to sea: 11/7 Denver, CO 11/8 Boulder, CO 11/10 Burlington, VT 11/11 Easthampton, MA 11/12 Boston, MA 11/13 West Long Branch, NJ 11/14 Brooklyn, NY 11/15 Palo Alto, CA 11/18 Los Angeles, CA 11/19 San Diego, CA 11/20 Seattle, WA http://danielkahn.rockpaperscissors.biz/
“The most political thing you can do is to tell a human story, and Yiddish has incredible stories to tell..." The Jewish Week interviews Daniel Kahn about "The Butcher's Share" Join us Tuesday, June 26 for Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird-The Butcher's Share Album Release at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan [FYI: the DISCOUNT CODE for $12.50 tix = PAINTEDBIRD626 !!!]
Good news to get while we’re out on the road: The German Record Critics’ Prize listed The Butcher’s Share on their newest Bestenliste! http://www.schallplattenkritik.de/bestenlisten/963-bestenliste-1-2018 Thanks to all the beautiful birds who made this album possible. Come see us in Vienna, Prague, Olomouc, Brno, Potsdam, Augsburg, Karlsruhe, Frankfurt, Hamburg, or Leeuwarden!
Bird friends, a chilly little gift for you. Just back from the great first leg of our Teutonic winter tour for The Butcher’s Share, we want to thank all who came out. Here’s our new video, No One Survives. Directed by Alex Schaad, who used the song for his beautiful award-winning film Endling, which just had its premiere. The video also features footage from the film. Hope you enjoy it. The song was written for Maxim Gorki Theater’s Feinde in 2016, directed by Yael Ronen. It’s the last track of our new record The Butcher’s Share. Check it out at www.oriente.de Second leg of the tour starts February 16 in Salzburg, with shows following in Geislingen, Vienna, Potsdam, Augsburg, Karlsruhe, Frankfurt, and Hamburg, with more dates to be announced. Check out www.bseliger.de for info. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RlOxHjqRQOo
Happy Fests, Friends! New video! A danceable tune about commodity fetishism and moral decay: the title track from our new album "The Butcher's Share" http://bit.ly/DKButchersShare. Directed by visionary (and herbivore) Yoni Goldstein Warning: much Marx and meat. Upcoming Painted Bird tour dates: 21.01.2018 Dresden, Staatsschauspiel 22.01.2018 Leipzig, Nato 24.01.2018 München, Milla 25.01.2018 Reutlingen, franz.K 26.01.2018 Ravensburg, Zehntscheuer 27.01.2018 CH-Zürich, El Lokal 28.01.2018 Heidelberg, HageButze 16.02.2018 A-Salzburg, jazz:it 17.02.2018 Geislingen, Rätsche 18.02.2018 A-Wien, Akkordeonfestival 22.02.2018 Potsdam, Waschhaus 24.02.2018 Augsburg, Brecht-Festival 25.02.2018 Karlsruhe, Tollhaus 26.02.2018 Frankfurt, Mousonturm 27.02.2018 Hamburg, Fabrik http://www.bseliger.de/kuenstler/daniel-kahn-painted-bird
"Children In The Woods" from Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird: new album THE BUTCHER'S SHARE out now!! You can get digitally via iTunes & Amazon, and a CD/LP (w/ exquisite cover & booklet art by Eric Drooker) ** itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-butchers-share/1313204376 ** amazon.com/Butchers-Share-Daniel-Kahn-Painted/dp/B077DB1VFX/ CD / LP (LP includes free MP3): ** oriente.de/en/catalogue/oriente-cds/363-daniel-kahn-the-painted-bird-the-butcher-s-share-en Video directed by Hanna Slak, an offspring of her and Daniel Kahn's collaboration on Yaeli Ronen's 2016 production of Isaac Bashevis Singer's FEINDE (Enemies, A Love Story) at Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin. Four tracks on the new album are from this work.
"FREEDOM IS A VERB" from Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird's new album "The Butcher's Share" (bit.ly/DKButchersShare) Directed by Patrícia Bateira Release concert November 10, 2017 at Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Info: gorki.de/en/freedom-is-a-verb Official CD/LP/Digital release November 17, 2017 on Oriente Musik, **Pre-order CD: bit.ly/DKButchersShare TOUR Jan-Feb 2018 Germany / Switzerland / Austria Info: bseliger.de/kuenstler/dani... Video produced with support from Maxim Gorki Theater's Studio Я f Featuring Daniel Kahn- vocals, accordion (piano, guitar), Christian Dawid - saxes, clarinets, Michael Tuttle - bass Hampus Melin - drums + Hussein AL Shatheli, Kenda Hmeidan, Karim Daoud, AK Spaniel "Shmonik" Lapsker On record: Dan Blacksberg - trombone, Psoy Korolenko - back vocals, Michael Alpert - back vocals Costumes Sofia Vannini Make-up Spyros Prosoparis Grading Tobias Schaarschmidt Post-Production Assistant Melina Pafundi PR Contact: Jeff Newelt Thanks to Studio Я / Maxim Gorki Theater Exil Ensemble 25p Cine Support Studio Mitte Postproduktion Eva Lapsker Monica Marotta Luís Alves Video © Patrícia Bateira / Daniel Kahn 2017 Music & Lyrics © Daniel Kahn 2016 Lyrics: You can fight a war with drones, you can fight a war with loans, You can fight a war with gas, or cans of paint. But don't you realize that the game is compromised If you think that this is something that it ain't. Cause we got images of murder that don't manage to disturb, An international order that is bordering absurd, And no one gets the freedom they were told that they deserve Til they realize that freedom's not a noun: IT'S A VERB, IT'S A VERB, FREEDOM IS A VERB, SOMETHING NEVER FINISHED, NEVER DONE. IT'S SOMETHING YOU MUST MAKE, IT'S SOMETHING YOU MUST TAKE, IT'S SOMETHING YOU MUST CONSTANTLY BECOME. This weekend revolution, it's a radical inclusion, It's a holiday of popular revolt. It's the social interaction of inconsequential actions, Using faces to replace a silent vote. But lower pay and higher rent's another kind of violence: The violence of silence and of greed, The violence of feeling your irrelevance revealing Every way in which you never will be freed. IT'S A VERB, IT'S A VERB, AN ACTION AND AN URGE, AS FERTILE AS THE BARREL OF A GUN. IT HAPPENS OUT OF NEED, IT'S A FIRE AND A SEED, AND ITS TERRIBLE POTENTIAL HAS BEGUN. Well they tell you that your liberty is constantly in jeopardy, It's something you must loyally defend. But isn't it demeaning when your well-intended meanings mean Your means will have to justify your ends? So improvise a barricade of furniture cascading. It's a carnival of helmets in the flood. For bottles can be filled with either gasoline, or lager, Or detergent that'll wash away your blood. IT'S A VERB, IT'S A VERB, FREEDOM IS A VERB, SOMETHING NEVER FINISHED, NEVER DONE. IT'S SOMETHING YOU CAN FAKE, AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT'LL BREAK IF IT AIN'T SOMETHING THAT YOU CONSTANTLY BECOME. IT'S A VERB, IT'S A VERB, AN ACTION AND AN URGE, AS FERTILE AS THE BARREL OF A GUN. IT HAPPENS OUT OF NEED, IT'S A FIRE AND A SEED, AND ITS TERRIBLE POTENTIAL HAS BEGUN.
Spread the Verb! New Video! New Album & Videos Coming. Release Concert: Friday Nov 10. Gorki. https://www.facebook.com/events/395645034188421/
Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird new album THE BUTCHER'S SHARE out November 17!! You can get digitally via iTunes & Amazon, and a CD (w/ exquisite cover & booklet art by Eric Drooker) itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-butchers-share/1313204376 amazon.com/Butchers-Share-Daniel-Kahn-Painted/dp/B077DB1VFX/ CDs: oriente.de/en/catalogue/oriente-cds/363-daniel-kahn-the-painted-bird-the-butcher-s-share-en
New album! Released November 17 on Oriente Musik: Info at http://oriente.de/en/
Nazaroffs!! Check out Jon Kalish's great blog about us! And don't miss our Big Time performance tonight at 7:00 at the Eldridge Street Synagogue! http://m.forward.com/blogs/the-arty-semite/205138/yiddish-supergroup-pays-homage-to-nathan-prince-na/
Tonight! Don't miss our klezmer comrades with a night of Yiddish songs about criminals, gangsters, thieves, pimps and jails. A wholesome show... With Fabian Schnedler, Franka Lampe and special guestS Benjy Fox-Rosen and Daniel Kahn https://www.facebook.com/daniel.kahn.9803/posts/10153923020870467
Friends, I'm proud to make public a new video for our song Love Lays Low. Meticulously constructed and directed by Polish visual artist Izabela Pia Szumen, may it keep your blues warm through what's left of the winter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZyWeeFAxP8