Published Oct 25, 2012DeVotchKa have always been fans of ornate instrumentation, and we'll hear some of the band's lushest arrangements to date when they release DeVotchKa Live with the Colorado Symphony on November 13 through Cicero Recordings Ltd.
As the title indicates, the 14-song live collection features the gypsy-punk band performing alongside a 60-piece orchestra. All of the parts were arranged by the band themselves, and multi-instrumentalist Tom Hagerman reportedly spent months writing all of the parts.
Frontman Nick Urata said in a statement, "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."
The show took place on September 20 of this year at Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, CO. See the tracklist below, and scroll to the bottom of the page to listen to the live symphonic version of "Along the Way."
Pre-order a copy of the CD from DeVotchKa's webstore and the band members will sign it.
DeVotchKa's most recent studio album, 100 Lovers, came out in 2011.
DeVotchKa Live With the Colorado Symphony:
1. The Alley
2. The Clockwise Witness
3. Along the Way
4. The Common Good
5. You Love Me
6. All the Sand in All the Sea
7. Firetrucks On The Boardwalk
8. Comrade Z
10. Queen of the Surface Streets
11. We're Leaving
13. The Enemy Guns
14. How It Ends