Gogol Bordello's cult-like following would be the first one to tell you that the nine-piece's sweat-soaked gypsy-punk needs to be seen live to be truly experienced, so it's no big surprise that the band would show off their frantic, carnival sideshow on disc. Live from Axis Mundi compiles live performances from BBC sessions, along with home-brewed, drum machine-backed demos, and a pair of songs recorded with producers Steve Albini ("Stivali E Colbacco") and Victor Van Vugt ("Troubled Friends.") The six BBC songs are sure-fire treats, showing off the ragamuffin ensemble's blistering live energy better than most studio recordings have in the past, and the hip-hop
agamuffin infused "Go Revolutions" is also particularly good, but the legions of Gogol fans will be most enthused about the Axis Mundi bonus DVD, which captures two shows filmed in the band's home camp of N.Y.C. in July of 2007.