Sometimes you’ve got to go pretty far afield to find music that is new and exciting. Today I wound up in Krakow, Poland. If you immediately thought polka you aren’t too far off. Vladimirska plays a blend of traditional Polish music and gypsy/circus folk. It’s a little like Gogol Bordello but without the hyperbole and the punk influences.
The band is releasing their first studio recording called Night Train on June 6 in Poland and June 22 everywhere else. “Werewolf” is the first track on Night Train. It’s representative of what the band does best with rollicking accordion, muted trumpet, umpa lumpa baritone saxophone and guitar. The vocals are dreamy which is fitting since the song retells a dream encounter with a werewolf.