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

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