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

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