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

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