They are a four piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble that fuses romani,greek,slavic,bolero and mariachi music with American punk and folk roots.
They take their name from a english slang(nadsat) for ‘young girl’ which is derived from the russian word.
In their early years, DeVotchKa toured with fetish model Dita von Teese(recently collaborated and modelled for mac cosmetics).How cool is that!
According to filter magazine,
its the album you put on when you want to wallow, when you want to brood, when you want to shut your windows and close your blinds and lose yourself in the wistful tragedy of love and loss and hope and nostalgia that bubbles to the surface in all of your darker, finer moments.
i cant describe them better than that.
This band and especially the song will challenge everything you think you know about genres and music.
and that is what i believe is the essence of indie..not having any genres to stifle.
so enjoy it and dont..dont brood too much.its bad.
DeVotchKa–how it ends
see this video of one of the greastest songs ever(even for brooding)–mad world.