"Queen of the Surface Streets"
"How It Ends"
"Something Stupid" (Frank Sinatra)
"Such a Lovely Thing"
With an eclectic blend of styles ranging from Slavic music to American punk, the Denver-based band DeVotchKa has found widespread support for its film music (in Little Miss Sunshine and others) as well as its five full-length albums, the latest of which is last year's A Mad & Faithful Telling. Click the link above to hear DeVotchKa perform live in concert from WXPN and World Café Live in Philadelphia.
DeVotchKa's range of instruments and influences has allowed the band to create a unique sonic blend. Marked by broad orchestral sweep and catchy pop melodies, the group's style has been described as souped-up polka-rock — it's almost circus-like at times — but it's also surprisingly warm and accessible for a band that got its start backing up burlesque shows.