The Zydepunks embody all that is right about their hometown of New Orleans: a stew of musical influences from Klezmer Reels to Slavic Stomps, unbelievable musicality, and a fun-first approach to their music that gets young and old, naive and cynical to get off their asses and dance. Through word-of-mouth and extensive DIY touring, The Zydepunks are fast approaching cult status. Their latest CD Exile Waltz is an homage to their Cajun roots with lead singer Christian Kuffner singing primarily in Creole and French. The more punked-up follow up Finisterre will be available in Fall 2008.
Praise for The Zydepunks
"The Zydepunks play fast, whirling music that is not Zydeco and way more than punk. Their set at this year's NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival had the Cajun waltzers baffled. Everyone else just jumped for joy to the speed-core melange of klezmer tornadoes, Balkan dances, Celtic reels and bayou-squeezebox war."
"In the truest sense of the phrase, the Zydepunks tear it up."
"With their combination of South Louisiana sounds, Celtic jigs, German sounds plus boot-kicking Russian rhythms and Slavic lyrics, The Zydepunks could have only come out of New Orleans."
Exile Waltz (2007)
...And the Streets Will Flow With Whiskey (2005)