We proudly announce the new album of Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird:


Butcher's Share

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.

CD & LP will be released at November 17 and can be preordered in Oriente Musik's webshop. Download available from Nov 17.

Please find all tour dates in the corresponding section of this website or at Konzertagentur Berthold Seliger.


Just a small taste:




The album Bad Old Songs has been awarded with the quarterly German Record Critcs' Award!



The recent album Bad Old Songs

is also available as


and - for the vinylophiles among you - as



Whether you take it as a delayed Hanukkah gift or a pre-Christmas present:

Check out Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird on SoundCloud!

Free download of Love Lays Low

Free streaming of A Meydl From Berlin



The recent album BAD OLD SONGS:

cd_bad old days

Prelisten and buy now!


“I make rock’n’roll records.

I sell ‘em for a dime.

I make my living and feed my children

all of your good time.” (J.J. Cale)

Same for us! That's why our label Oriente Musik just opened up its (and our) own download store. Support us by purchasing MP3s legally at
the Oriente Musik Download Shop.


The track "The Good Old Bad Old Days"
- free download here!
(use right mouse click and "Save file as")
(lyrics as pdf)


Daniel Kahn's CD "Lost Causes" (Oriente RIENCD77) has been awarded as a
“Recording of Exceptional Artistry” by the Association of German Record Critics in 2011!