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

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