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

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