Favorite

DeVotchKa 

A Mad & Faithful Telling (Anti-)

2138631.t.jpg

The three guys and one gal who make up DeVotchKa sure don't sound like they're from Denver. Their global-music grab bag includes plenty of gypsy punk-funk, but they also pack it up and head to Europe and Mexico for inspiration. DeVotchKa got a big boost a couple of years ago, when its music showed up all over Little Miss Sunshine's soundtrack. A Mad & Faithful Telling keeps up the frenetic pace — sorta like an ethnic wedding where everybody's drunkenly trying out the band's instruments by night's end. Horns, violins, and accordions fuel songs like "Basso Profundo" and "The Clockwise Witness." Sousaphone solos and frontman Nick Urata's yelp keep them moving.

Speaking of CD Review

More by Michael Gallucci

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble @ Cleveland Museum of Art

    • Sun., Dec. 4
  • CIM/CWRU Joint Music Program @ Cleveland Museum of Art

    • First Wednesday of every month. Continues through May 3
  • DeRay Davis @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Thu., Dec. 8

© 2016 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation