A Mad & Faithful Telling These gypsy rockers lent music to the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack and the Everything Is Illuminated trailer, but it's DeVotchKa's 2002 gig backing Dita Von… A Mad & Faithful Telling These gypsy rockers lent music to the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack and the Everything Is Illuminated trailer, but it's DeVotchKa's 2002 gig backing Dita Von… 2008-03-18 DeVotchKa Indie Rock
Music Review

A Mad & Faithful Telling (2008)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Mar 18, 2008; Lead Performance: DeVotchKa; Genre: Indie Rock

These gypsy rockers lent music to the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack and the Everything Is Illuminated trailer, but it's DeVotchKa's 2002 gig backing Dita Von Teese's burlesque act that best captures their theatrical spirit. The band's fourth LP, A Mad & Faithful Telling takes you on a mind trip through vintage times, where Nick Urata's swelling voice rhymes about things like a ''beautifully mutilated, insanely antiquated'' ex-lover. And it's a rare group that can make you wistful while wielding a caravan's worth of instruments like a theremin, accordion, and sousaphone. A-
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Originally posted Mar 21, 2008 Published in issue #984 Mar 28, 2008 Order article reprints