100 Lovers

100 Lovers

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by Devotchka
     
 

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Fresh off a worldwide tour that saw the group perform in front of nearly 80,000 people at the Stade de France as the opening act for Muse, Denver-based Gypsy-alt-rock outfit Devotchka have managed to find a nice middle ground between world domination and underground anonymity since their 1997 inception as a burlesqueSee more details below

Overview

Fresh off a worldwide tour that saw the group perform in front of nearly 80,000 people at the Stade de France as the opening act for Muse, Denver-based Gypsy-alt-rock outfit Devotchka have managed to find a nice middle ground between world domination and underground anonymity since their 1997 inception as a burlesque backing band. The group's sixth studio album still relies heavily on the Eastern European-infused, heavily cinematic -- you can hear the influence of the band's recent stints in the world of film music (Little Miss Sunshine, I Love You Philip Morris) throughout 100 Lovers' 45-minute run time -- chamber pop of past efforts, but there are some new elements at play here. IMAX-sized opener "The Alley" rolls in like a thunderous qawwali prayer, you can practically hear the strings of firecrackers bouncing around the pavement on the mariachi-drenched "Contrabanda," and "Bad Luck Heels" flirts with Brazilian forro and goes home with Bollywood. Throughout it all, bandleader Nick Urata croons and wails and the wild percussion, seemingly random tango-fueled arpeggios, and instrumental segues pile up, which can get a little exhausting when taken straight through. It's a melting pot to be sure, and the band has a tendency to go heavy on the atmosphere and light on the hooks, but there's never any doubt that it's a brew tended over by some awfully talented cooks.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2011
Label:
Anti
UPC:
0045778710324
catalogNumber:
87103
Rank:
88877

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Devotchka   Primary Artist
Chris Barron   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
Mauro Refosco   Percussion,Guest Appearance
Lee Shaw   Children's Chorus,Guest Appearance
Derek Banach   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
Jacob Valenzuela   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
Summer Rhodes   Viola,Guest Appearance
Regan Kane   Violin,Guest Appearance
Dan Sjogren   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Takanori Sugishita   Violin,Guest Appearance
Claude Sim   Violin,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Evan Orman   Bandoneon,Guest Appearance
Sophia Maeda   Children's Chorus,Guest Appearance
Eva Maeda   Children's Chorus,Guest Appearance
Aislin Reardon   Children's Chorus,Guest Appearance
Thomas Maeda   Children's Chorus,Guest Appearance
Charles C. Lee   Cello,Guest Appearance
Lisa Jablonowski   Viola,Guest Appearance
Eleanor Wells   Cello,Guest Appearance
Miriam Vonnahme   Children's Chorus,Guest Appearance
Sophia Parnell   Children's Chorus,Guest Appearance
Ilya Goldberg   Violin,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Craig Schumacher   Producer,Engineer
Chris Schultz   Engineer
Tyler Bender   Engineer
Devotchka   Producer
Colin Bricker   Engineer
Justin Peacock   Engineer
Fen Ikner   Engineer
Rob Thomas   Management

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