Daniel Kahn and The Painted Bird live up for their name as “radical Yiddish borderland bandistas with punk attitude” with their new album The Butcher’s Share, the first in five long years. It is the most powerful and complex work of the band so far and is dedicated to the great political and personal themes of our time. Featuring a killer line-up (Christian Dawid, Michael Tuttle, Hampus Melin, Jake Shulman-Ment with guest vocalists Sarah Gordon, Michael Alpert, Sasha Lurje, Lorin Sklamberg, Psoy Korolenko, and more), these are revolutionary anthems for the apocalypse. Sometimes funny, sometimes nightmarish, sometimes deadly sorrowful, this collection of originals, translations, and adaptations smuggles songs over the borders between languages, histories, cultures, and genres: Punk, Klezmer, jazz, Brecht, Waits, and folk ballads are all part of the sound.

A Detroit area native, Daniel Kahn attended the University of Michigan where he studied acting, directing, playwriting and poetry. After finishing his studies he lived, played music, recorded, acted, directed plays and composed theatre music in New Orleans, Detroit, New York and Ann Arbor. He has received awards for his playwriting, poetry, acting, and composing. He now lives in Berlin.