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Devotchka / A Mad & Faithful Telling
Album:A Mad & Faithful Telling Collection:General
Artist:Devotchka Added:Mar 2008
Label:Anti- 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-04-27 Pull Date:2008-06-29 
Week Ending:Jun 22Jun 15Jun 8Jun 1May 18May 11May 4
Airplays:2111123

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 02, 2016:Music Casserole
The Clockwise Witness
4.Mar 27, 2010:The Knife
Transliterator
2.Oct 18, 2011:Lil'Lolo and Spilly Willy
Undone
5.Oct 02, 2009:Mittens & Scarves
Basso Profundo
3.Aug 05, 2011:Music Casserole
Transliterator
6.Jun 30, 2009:that's not bluegrass
Comrade Z

Album Review
Rob Majors
Reviewed 2008-04-28 
Fusion of indie rock with East European folk and Mariachi. Strings, horns, and oom-pah or 3-3-2 drumming provide the primary back up for Nick Urata's sluggish, mournfully nasal vox. Auxiliary instrumentation includes more exotic elements such as bazouki and theremin. Doesn't stray far from their past albums; in fact, it seems more restrained and content to stay within the confines of its fully orchestrated world fusion sound. Probably could be described as "Mature."

Trivia: Scored Little Miss Sunshine
FCC Clean; My picks: 5, 6, 8
See also: Balkan Beat Box, Beirut, Calexico

1) 5:15 - Driving, with folksy vox hook and latin percussion.
2) 4:01 - Sweetly mediocre 6/8. 15-sec out
3) 4:38 - Catchy groove holds up orchestrated pop rock. Quiet chimes intro
4) 3:45 - Darker and driving, with accordion (?). Slightly more Eastern in sound.
*5) 2:25 - Fast Balkan/Slavic instrumental
**6) 4:32 - Sweet key hook switches off with urgent-side indie rock. Sounds singleish.
7) 5:50 - Mournful oom-pah; very Beirutish. 24-sec out.
*8) 5:03 - Pretty ballad with a Spanish feel + accordion.
9) 1:31 - Accordion-led instrumental. Fun for a mic break?
10) 5:15 - Meandering, mellow 6/8. Ends with long instrumental.

Track Listing
1.Basso Profundo 6.Transliterator
2.Along The Way 7.Blessing In Disguise
3.The Clockwise Witness 8.Undone
4.Head Honcho 9.Strizzalo
5.Comrade Z 10.New World