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DeVotchka On World Cafe | April 14, 2011 |

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Using an eclectic blend of styles from Slavic to American punk, the Denver-based quartet DeVotchKa entered the public consciousness when it scored the Grammy-nominated soundtrack to Little Miss Sunshine. The group's orchestral melodies and energetic pop has been called souped-up polka rock, but its members have found room to explore and mature over the past decade.
 
DeVotchKa's eighth album, 100 Lovers, hit stores in February. Lead singer and composer Nick Urata classifies the album as romantic and exotic. With swooning strings and horns to back Urata's unique vocals, the album's tender ballads are easy on the ears. (link)
 
Playlist - HOUR ONE
 
Suzanne Vega "Solitude Standing" Solitude Standing 
PJ Harvey "Written on the Forehead" Let England Shake 
The Heavy "How You Like Me Now?" The House That Dirt Built 
Over the Rhine "Rave On" The Long Surrender 
Van Morrison "The Streets of Arklow" Veedon Fleece 
Devotchka "All the Sand In All the Sea" Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Devotchka "The Man From San Sebastian" Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Devotchka "100 Other Lovers" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Devotchka "The Enemy Guns" Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Todd Rundgren "Love of the Common Man" Anthology 
Free Energy "Free Energy" Stuck on Nothing 
Lone Justice "Ways to be Wicked" Lone Justice 
 
Playlist - HOUR TWO
 
Death Cab for Cutie "You're a Tourist" Codes and Keys 
Caitlin Rose "Own Side" Own Side Now 
Bobby Long "Who Have You Been Loving" Dirty Pond Songs 
Kirsty Maccoll "Walking Down Madison" Electric Landlady 
Joan As Police Woman "The Magic" The Deep Field 
Son Volt "Drown" Trace 
Foster the People "Pumped Up Kicks" Foster the People EP 
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit "Codeine" Here We Rest 
The Rolling Stones "Beast of Burden" 40 Licks 
Buddy Miller "Why Baby Why" The Majestic Silver Strings 
Rod Stewart "Handbags and Gladrags" Vintage 
Dawes "When My Time Comes" North Hills