aren’t many better live concerts than DeVotchKa, the sounds of a dozen musicians are somehow melted down
to a few members on stage as the emotion and grandeur of each song is replicated before your very eyes. If you haven’t had this opportunity yet then your time has come.
Shortly after the release of Little Miss Sunshine (2006), DeVotchKa began working on composing music for a full symphony. Violin, viola, accordion, piano player, Tom Hagerman, took it upon himself to construct each painstaking note while locked away in his garage for months. Concerning the experience, frontman, Nick Urata says: “We have been working towards this moment ever since the band began. We’ve always had orchestral leanings, we wrote for more and more players with every album, when the chance to perform with an entire symphony came, we jumped at it. We thought it would be the perfect night for a live recording and hope the listener feels like
they are in the room with us.”
You can listen to the live recording of “Along The Way” from the band’s 2008 album A Mad & Faithful Telling. I must say that I’m a little disappointed by the quality of the recording though.
DeVotchKa Live with the Colorado Symphony is out November 13th via Cicero Recordings LTD. Pre-order the album here and the band will sign and personalize it for you.
01. The Alley
02. The Clockwise Witness
03. Along The Way
04. The Common Good
05. You Love Me
06. All The Sand In All The Sea
07. Firetrucks On The Boardwalk
08. Comrade Z
10. Queen Of The Surface Streets
11. We’re Leaving
13. The Enemy Guns
14. How It Ends