ARTiST: DeVotchKa
ALBUM: 100 Lovers
BiTRATE: 185kbps avg
QUALiTY: EAC Secure Mode / LAME 3.97 Final / -V2 --vbr-new / 44.100Khz
LABEL: Anti Records
GENRE: Indie
SiZE: 65.15 megs
PLAYTiME: 0h 44min 40sec total
RiP DATE: 2011-02-26
STORE DATE: 2011-02-25

Track List:
01. The Alley                        5:04
02. All The Sand In All The Sea      4:50
03. 100 Other Lovers                 4:11
04. The Common Good                  4:26
05. Interlude 1                      0:40
06. The Man From San Sebastian       3:44
07. Exhaustible                      3:30
08. Interlude 2                      0:23
09. Bad Luck Heals                   4:15
10. Ruthless                         4:48
11. Contrabands                      3:54
12. Sunshine                         4:55

Release Notes:
Denver based group DeVotchKa is set to release their new album 100 Lovers via
Anti- Records on March 1st. For this, their fifth record, the band again headed
to the vastness of the Arizona desert with producer Craig Schumacher (Calexico,
Neko Case). The resulting work is as epic as the landscape in which it was
recorded, the 15 new songs offering an emotionally charged sonic expansiveness
while retaining all the heartfelt romance and celebratory energy for which the
group is known. The record features guest percussions from Mauro Refosco of Thom
YorkeÆs band Atoms For Peace, and members of Calexico.

DeVotchKa recently took their celebrated live act across the globe, delivering
spirited performances to audiences in places such as Istanbul, Belgium, and
Poland. In Paris the band opened for Muse playing to massive crowds of 90,000.
ôTo connect with a crowd of strangers in strange lands with your music is really
a life altering experience,ö singer Nick Urata explains. ôWhen you are standing
naked up there, in the clutches of an attention challenged audience, you find
out immediately what works. And we wanted to capture some semblance of that
knowledge on tape. And so we marched into the studio battle scarred but inspired
- and this is where we ended up.ö

As much as the touring, it has also been DeVotchKa û and front man Nick UrataÆs,
cinematic work which has informed their new album. Beginning with a Grammy
nominated soundtrack for Little Miss Sunshine, Urata, who The Hollywood Reporter
named one of the top 10 up-and-coming film composers, has created evocative
soundscapes for a growing list of films including I Love You Phillip Morris
starring Jim Carrey, The Joneses starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny, and
many more.

The influence of this film work can be heard on 100 Lovers opening track ôThe
Alleyö which begins with melancholy strings before swelling into a powerful and
reflective ballad featuring Nick UrataÆs otherworldly tenor crooning. ItÆs a
style that has been difficult to describe, with journalists listing an
assortment of disparate genres including Eastern European folk, Germanic polka,
Mariachi rock - in a noble attempt to capture the bandÆs unique sound.

ôWe always hoped with this band to not get pinned down by genres, but everyone
probably says that,ö Urata offers. ôMy ideal way someone would describe us would
be romantic, exotic or hopefully just plain good.ö

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