Video: Jesse Malin and Eugene Hutz “If I Should Fall from Grace with God”

Jesse Malin and Eugene Hutz
Photo Credit: Ehud Lazin

Two guitars propped against a memorial to fallen soldiers. That is the subtle opening of this new video from Jess Malin and Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz.  But all subtlety ends there as the two singers launch into a barn-burning cover of The Pogues ‘If Should Fall from Grace with God’. They channel the nearly unhinged energy of the seminal Irish band as well as the punk attitude both performers are known for. They recorded this song as an exclusive bandcamp.com release from Velvet Elk Records as a fundraiser for the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation to support the victims of Russian aggression in Ukraine.

“Universe knows Jesse and I bonded over Pogues years ago,” says Hutz, “and it’s only natural that we sing this anti-colonial song for Ukraine now.  his land was always ours!   And no amount of Moscow propaganda can undo оver а thousand уеаrs of history. It is also a natural fit once again, since scientists uncovered that Irish people come from Modern Day Ukraine territory! And guess where I read that?  In the Irish Independent.”  

Jesse Malin is on tour now with Brian Fallon in Europe, and will be headlining the US in June.

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation supports  the development of democracy, a free market economy and human rights in Ukraine, and the strategic partnership between the U.S. and Ukraine.

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Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and record producer from Los Angeles. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, Jools Holland, Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, BoyHaunt, Gladys Knight, Trent Summar and The West Coast Mob, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Molly Leach, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, DrunkHungry, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Nathan Jacques as well as Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream. Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy. He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park and is a partner in The Atmos at Lemontree Studio.

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