Slacker Logo



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
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    1 song

    Adult Rock

    Adult Rock
    1 song

    Alt Country

    Alt Country
    1 song

Albums by

Top Songs by

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

Artists Related to DeVotchKa

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |