“There is a broad optimism to Firewater's hybrids where Klezmer, Balkan brass and cabaret bump up against ska, Indian music and jazz noir. It is a new world order where the rock 'n' roll revolution has a multicultural rank and file.” – Wall Street Journal
“Mr. A’s an excellent singer and a masterful arranger, and the songs found here are jaunty, upbeat, and occasionally funny. But don’t feel too comfortable; the happy feelings cover up a dark, dark heart.” – Big Takeover
After three years of touring and world-wandering in the wake of 2007 s The Golden Hour, Firewater ringleader Tod A finally touched down in Istanbul, Turkey. The city is fascinating. It s a melting pot a lot like NYC, Tod says of his new hometown. And with the revolutions going on all around, I knew we should record here.
International Orange!, produced by Tod A and mixed by Tamir Muskat of Balkan Beat Box, carri....... more