Nick Urata | Gesang, Gitarre, Kavier, Trompete
Tom Hagermann | Geige, Akkordeon, Melodica, Klavier
Jeanie Schroder | Sousaphon, Kontrabass, Gesang
Shwan King | Schlagzeug, Orgel, Trompete, Akkordeon
Una Volta (2003)
How It Ends (2004)
A Mad And Faithful Telling (2008)
100 Lovers (2011)
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In 2005, a moment of serendipity rewarded eight years of the band's hard work. After months of searching, two first-time filmmakers heard the sound of their movie on a Sunday morning Los Angeles radio broadcast, the DeVotchKa song "You Love Me." Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris hired DeVotchKa to score their first film, Little Miss Sunshine. Already established as one of the most exciting underground bands in the country, fittingly it is the story of a van full of dysfunctional underdogs that introduced DeVotchKa's music to a worldwide audience. The music in Little Miss Sunshine was adapted from existing DeVotchKa songs from How It Ends and Una Volta, in addition to new music written by Nick Urata and co. for the film. Little Miss Sunshine won a Best Picture nomination and took home a clutch of Academy Awards. Throughout the telecast, the Academy Awards Orchestra played Ennio Morricone and music from the unsigned band from Denver. The DeVotchKa-driven Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack also received a Grammy nomination.
In 2006, the band released Curse Your Little Heart, an EP of mostly covers featuring the band's take on songs by Sinatra, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and the Velvet Underground. The EP drew great reviews, the Village Voice called it 'The Stuff of Instant Sonic Obsessions," and a sold-out tour followed.
In 2007, the band finally answered demand and released How It Ends in Europe on the acclaimed Anti- Records. In the summer of that year, DeVotchKa returned to Tucson's Wavelab studio to record their first full-length record in four years. The band realigned with producer Craig Schumacher (Calexico, M. Ward, Neko Case) who left his sonic stamp on the band's How It Ends and Una Volta. The resulting record is very much DeVotchKa- somewhere out of time, certainly out of place, and somehow it makes perfect sense.
Nick Urata: Vocals, guitars, piano, Theremin, trumpet
Jeanie Schroder: acoustic bass, sousaphone, vocals
Shawn King: drums, percussion, trumpet
Tom Hagerman: violin, accordion, piano