Monday, March 15, 2010

The Zydepunks - Exile Waltz (2007)

2007 - Exile Waltz

Since their formation, the Zydepunks have been one of New Orleans’ most rousing live performers. Their energetic arrangements will get you moving whether you’re at a bar or a Celtic festival. On their new album, Exile Waltz, the Zydepunks deliver their most rambunctious collection of songs yet. The rhythm section anchors their punk style, while the accordion, fiddle, and Juan Christian Kuffner’s hyper Afro-French vocals give them an authentic Zydeco feel. “Boudreaux Crosses the Danube” starts off with a winding melody straight from a jack-in-the-box, and then explodes into an lightning-fast variation on and Irish jig. Shortly after the halfway point, the song breaks down into a hypnotic waltz, but soon regains its frisky tempo. A seductive little number that recalls old Parisian nights unravles into a rapid-fire accordion assault on “Andropov/Polka Felix”.

It’s difficult to get bored listening to a Zydepunks record. Exile Waltz is lively, infectious, and an extremely fun listen. - review by Richard Giraldi, Offbeat Magazine 10-07

Track Listing:

1.  Bordreaux Crosses The Danube
2.  Big Man Walking In The Rain
3.  Josette
4.  Valse De Balfa
5.  Andropov-Polka Felix
6.  La Maraichine
7.  Valse De Creve De Faim
8.  Odessa Bulgar
9.  Ma Tisere
10. Lairdeaux A Six Temps
11. Valse D'exil
12. Zydeco Cha Cha

Here is the third album by The Zydepunks.  Expect even more of the unexpected with this one. More accordions, Celtic Jigs, etc.  If you enjoyed the last one I posted, you'll love this.

Zydeco Cha Cha

The Zydepunks have some dates scheduled in April.  Fans in Texas, Georgia, and Tennessee, here's another chance to catch em' live:

Friday, April 9 - 10 pm
Hi Ho Lounge, New Orleans, LA
w/ Debauche

Friday, April 9 - 3:45 to 5:15 PM
French Quarter Festival / Pavilion Stage, New Orleans, LA

Saturday, April 10 - 8 PM
Private Party, Houston, TX

Sunday, April 11 - TBA
Arts Alliance, Austin, TX
w/ Mazel Tov Cocktail Hour

Friday, April 16 - 10 PM
Club 529, Atlanta, GA
w/ West End Motel

Saturday, April 17 - 10 PM
Preservation Pub, Knoxville, TN
w/ Cutthroat Shamrock

Sunday, April 18 - 10 PM
JJ's Bohemia, Chattanooga, TN
w/ Cutthroat Shamrock

Friday, April 23 - 10:30 PM
D.B.A., New Orleans, LA
+ Lost Bayou Ramblers

Saturday, April 24 - 4 PM and 6:30 PM
IFest, Houston, TX
Louisiana Stage: 4 PM and stage: 6:30 PM


  1. Thanks for this! These guys are clearly high on Hubig's! \m/

  2. That's fuckin' hilarious....

    Hubig's are deeeeliscious!

  3. I Don't know what Hubigs are but yeah this kicks some more ass.


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