A treat for Flipron or Misty’s Big Adventure fans as acclaimed American band DeVotchKa release their new single, ‘How It Ends’, on digital download on January 12 2009.
In yet another link between games and music, the track features on the worldwide television commercial for Microsoft’s ‘Gears of War 2: The Last Day’, itself one of the top selling games this Christmas.
The sixty-second advertisement, is being screened at cinemas and on major European TV networks, including the Sky Sports broadcast of the Carling Cup. The commercial was created by the same team responsible for the award-winning ‘Mad World’ (2006) which was used in the original “Gears of War” campaign.
DeVotchKa released their latest album, A Mad and Faithful Telling, in March. The four- piece multi-instrumental and vocal group combine Romani, Greek, Slavic, Bolero, and Mariachi music with American punk and folk roots. They took their name from esteemed author Anthony Burgess’ Nadsat word for “young girl,” a term used in Burgess’s controversial work, ‘A Clockwork Orange’.
Based in Denver, Colorado, DeVotchKa are made up of: Nick Urata – vocals, theremin, guitar, bouzouki, piano, and trumpet; Tom Hagerman – violin, accordion, and piano; Jeanie Schroder – vocals, sousaphone and double bass; and Shawn King – percussion and trumpet.
The band have released the following albums – SuperMelodrama (2000), Triple X Tango (2002) and Una Volta (2003), Curse Your Little Heart (2006) and the first ANTI release How It Ends (2007).