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