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