Grab Gogol Bordello's New Track "Pala Tute"

March 24, 2010 6:14 PM ET

Madonna's favorite band Gogol Bordello are offering up a free download of new track "Pala Tute," a joyous blast that gives the band's trademark Gypsy-punk sound a Brazilian twist (grab the track through the widget, above). The group recorded their upcoming album Trans-Continental Hustle (due April 27th) with producer Rick Rubin, and frontman Eugene Hutz says the two were "completely on the same page."

"The record process was actually like this: I would go to Brazil, write for two or three months, go back to California hang out with Rick couple days, show him new songs because I wrote a lot," Hutz tells RS. "I wrote over 60 songs for this record. To sing 60 songs takes a lot of fuckin' time. That was exactly kind of process I wanted, was yearning to go through ... Brutal editing. [Rick will] push you to the psychological edge. And I'm glad that he did."

The band is launching a mini-tour in late March to prep for the album's release — check out the U.S. dates:

April 18 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
April 20 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
April 21 - Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak
April 23 - Chicago, IL @ Congress
April 24 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
April 25- Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
April 28 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
April 29 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
April 30 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
May 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

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