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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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DeVotchKa

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Albums by
DeVotchKa

Top Songs by
DeVotchKa

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   100 Other Lovers
  3.   How It Ends
  4.   Venus in Furs
  5.   Queen of the Surface Streets
  6.   The Clockwise Witness
  7.   Somethin' Stupid
  8.   Transliterator
  9.   New World
  10.   The Last Beat of My Heart
  11.   The Man from San Sebastian
  12.   Sunshine
  13.   Too Tired
  14.   Curse Your Little Heart
  15.   This Place Is Haunted
  16.   C'est Ce La
  17.   The Winner Is
  18.   Dark Eyes by The Devotchkas
  19.   Devotchka! by The Devotchkas
  20.   Interlude 2
  21.   The Common Good
  22.   The Alley
  23.   All the Sand in All the Sea
  24.   Hot Burrito #1 (I'm Your Toy)
  25.   Everything's Got 'Em
  26.   Overture
  27.   Strizzalo
  28.   Comrade Z
  29.   Along the Way
  30.   Reprise
  31.   Lunnaya Pogonka
  32.   Such a Lovely Thing
  33.   We're Leaving
  34.   Charlotte Mittnacht (The Fabulous Destiny Of...)
  35.   Twenty-Six Temptations
  36.   You Love Me
  37.   Commerce City Sister
  38.   C'est Ce la, Pt. 2
  39.   Miette
  40.   The Oblivion
  41.   Cuba Libra by The Devotchkas
  42.   Gasoline Serpent by The Devotchkas
  43.   Queen Of The Surface
  44.   Interlude 1
  45.   Exhaustible
  46.   Ruthless
  47.   Bad Luck Heels
  48.   Undone
  49.   First Push
  50.   The Enemy Guns
  51.   Life Is Short by The Devotchkas
  52.   The Jaws of the World by The Devotchkas
  53.   Basso Profundo
  54.   Danglin' Feet by The Devotchkas
  55.   Whiskey Breath by The Devotchkas
  56.   Til the End of Time
  57.   Death by Blonde
  58.   In the Tower by The Devotchkas
  59.   Contrabanda
  60.   Dearly Departed
  61.   Let's Go
  62.   La Llorona
  63.   No One Gets Left Behind
  64.   Tragedy by The Devotchkas
  65.   I Cried Like a Silly Boy
  66.   El Zopilote Mojado
  67.   Head Honcho
  68.   Blessing in Disguise
  69.   One Last Vow
  70.   Sunrise on Cicero by The Devotchkas
  71.   No One Is Watching
  72.   Vengo! Vengo!
  73.   Do You Think There's a Heaven
  74.   La Llorrona
  75.   Ocean of Lust
  76.   Viens Avec Moi
  77.   Queen of the Surface Streets, song (as used in the film Penelope)
  78.   Transilerator
  79.   Overturte
  80.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  81.   [Untitled Hidden Track]

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