Though, I loved them, it turns out I had only heard a bit of the music of Devotchka. I knew them from the Soundtrack of Little Miss Sunshine and from their Album, 100 Other Lovers. But when I asked Brian to put some of their music on USB for our recent drive to Columbus, I was delighted to hear three whole albums of their material that were new to me! I have for some time now been into bands with lots of instruments, and I’m a sucker for a girl with a cello or base, almost as much as I am for a boy with a piano. Their genre has been described as “gypsy punk,” though I would not have expected such a description for what has honestly become one of my favorite bands ever.
I’ve shared their music with you before, but it’s been a while since we did a Saturday Song Feature, so here’s a taste of what kept me going on the road recently. I mean, aside from the joy of officiating the wedding of my dear friends Joel and Tony, something I’ll tell you more about in an upcoming post!
Due to small things, like music and this incredible vegetable soup I just made, but also big things like my son coming through surgery well, and healing, and good friends who have found love. My heart is full of joy this weekend.
And as I was posting this, I discovered Devotchka has a new album coming out in August! Small thing maybe in the course of this crazy world, but it’s just one more way that that the world has shown it can still be a beautiful place.
Reflecting on the recent poetry reading with good friends, one of whom was a groom in the wedding I had the honor of officiating, and now two more dear friends (who just happened to meet through knowing me!), yet live oceans apart, are now planning a wedding of their own. In light of all of this, even the soup, how fitting it is for Devotchka to celebrate with a new album! Thanks, folks! Here’s a peek: