Creating a follow-up to the 2008 masterpiece A Mad and Faithful Telling would be a write my paper for me difficult achievement for any artist, but DeVotchKa seamlessly delivers -- and with gusto. This quartet's roots are in a self-made style of multi-instrumental punk, and clearly, as this album demonstrates, they have continued on that path while evolving along the way.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Jaill at the Studio at Webster Hall
Before starting their set, the singer warned the audience in advance that the band had just eaten falafel and so no one should stand too close to the stage. The set started a little rough, but Jaill had won the crowd over by the end as the energy and songs got better as the set drove along.