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The Gypsy-tinged quartet DeVotchKa were formed in Denver, CO by multi-instrumentalists Nick Urata (vocals, guitar, trumpet), Tom Hagerman (violin, accordion), Jeanie Schroder (sousaphone, bass), and percussionist Shawn King. Supporting musicians rotated in and out of the eclectic group's lineup, contributing such diverse sounds as strings and bazoukis. While some described DeVotchKa's sound as polka-rock or circus music, the band was actually a cross-pollination of numerous influences, including cabaret, spaghetti Westerns, and the immigrant dance music of Eastern Europe. Supermelodrama, their self-released 2000 debut, garnered numerous accolades, and the band toured in support of the record with such luminaries as Calexico, 16 Horsepower, Flogging Molly, and Archer Prewitt. Una Volta followed in May 2003. Issued by the Boulder, CO indie Cicero, DeVotchKa promoted the album through a tour with noted burlesque/fetish entertainer Dita Von Teese. Their solid third album, How It Ends, was released in 2004, followed by Curse Your Little Heart, an EP of covers that included Siouxsie and the Banshees' "Last Beat of My Heart" and the Velvet Underground's "Venus in Furs." In 2006, they composed the lush score for Little Miss Sunshine, earning a Grammy nomination for Best Soundtrack. In March of 2008, the band's most mature release, A Mad and Faithful Telling, hit the shelves, reaching the number nine slot on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. In 2011 the group released its sixth studio album, the moody and triumphant 100 Lovers. ~ Johnny Loftus
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  1.   Song
  2.   100 Other Lovers
  3.   How It Ends
  4.   Venus in Furs
  5.   Queen of the Surface Streets
  6.   The Clockwise Witness
  7.   Transliterator
  8.   The Last Beat of My Heart
  9.   New World
  10.   The Man from San Sebastian
  11.   Somethin' Stupid
  12.   Undone
  13.   Sunshine
  14.   The Winner Is
  15.   Interlude 2
  16.   Reprise
  17.   Queen Of The Surface
  18.   Til the End of Time
  19.   Ruthless
  20.   Miette
  21.   Bad Luck Heels
  22.   Commerce City Sister
  23.   Basso Profundo
  24.   El Zopilote Mojado
  25.   Devotchka! by The Devotchkas
  26.   Strizzalo
  27.   Tragedy by The Devotchkas
  28.   Cuba Libra by The Devotchkas
  29.   Death by Blonde
  30.   Interlude 1
  31.   The Alley
  32.   Queen of the Surface Streets, song (as used in the film Penelope)
  33.   First Push
  34.   This Place Is Haunted
  35.   You Love Me
  36.   La Llorrona
  37.   C'est Ce la, Pt. 2
  38.   Gasoline Serpent by The Devotchkas
  39.   Exhaustible
  40.   Contrabanda
  41.   Overture
  42.   Blessing in Disguise
  43.   Such a Lovely Thing
  44.   We're Leaving
  45.   Twenty-Six Temptations
  46.   The Enemy Guns
  47.   The Oblivion
  48.   The Jaws of the World by The Devotchkas
  49.   In the Tower by The Devotchkas
  50.   Along the Way
  51.   Vengo! Vengo!
  52.   The Common Good
  53.   Let's Go
  54.   Ocean of Lust
  55.   Head Honcho
  56.   All the Sand in All the Sea
  57.   Everything's Got 'Em
  58.   No One Gets Left Behind
  59.   I Cried Like a Silly Boy
  60.   Lunnaya Pogonka
  61.   Life Is Short by The Devotchkas
  62.   Dark Eyes by The Devotchkas
  63.   Too Tired
  64.   Curse Your Little Heart
  65.   Sunrise on Cicero by The Devotchkas
  66.   C'est Ce La
  67.   La Llorona
  68.   One Last Vow
  69.   Do You Think There's a Heaven
  70.   Viens Avec Moi
  71.   No One Is Watching
  72.   Dearly Departed
  73.   Hot Burrito #1 (I'm Your Toy)
  74.   Danglin' Feet by The Devotchkas
  75.   Charlotte Mittnacht (The Fabulous Destiny Of...)
  76.   Whiskey Breath by The Devotchkas
  77.   Comrade Z

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