I've been kind of quietly curled up listening to "Family Tree: the Roots" by Radical Face on the head phones I finally caved in and bought, a simple $30 pair from Skull Candy, and enjoying bass and sound as it's meant to be... loud, dark, and sweet! (I love it, and if I still had a record player, I'd have put money down on the vinyl being released.) It is pure mellow magic, but I did take a break for a song that always makes me laugh...and laughter is what I needed.
Gogol Bordello is a band that is reminicient of the polka I admittedly can't stand, but heavier. It is a "gypsy beat"... as in, Romani Gypsy. (And not, the Irish Traveller BBC wedding gypsy.)
The story goes that the lead singer and his girlfriend had a lot of fights. One day he noticed a nutty cat lady neighbor who was given to screaming and crazy behavior. She wore a lot of purple...so... When the girlfriend and singer were fighting, he told her (the girlfriend) that she might as well start wearing purple.
In its' beauty: Start Wearing Purple, By Gogol Bordello.