Curse Your Little Heart (Ace Fu)

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Before now, it was difficult to imagine DeVotchKa’s Gypsy-tinged indie rock outside the context of its own compositions, but with this EP, the band makes its sound work with a hodgepodge of shining covers. Challenging selections from the Velvet Underground (“Venus in Furs”) and Siouxsie and the Banshees (“Last Beat of My Heart”) are spooked up with creaky string arrangements, and singer Nick Urata’s yearning vocals have never sounded as sweet as they do on the Frank and Nancy Sinatra hit “Somethin’ Stupid.”—Cristina Black