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How It Ends is the fourth album from the band DeVotchKa, released by Cicero Recordings, Ltd. in 2004. The song "How It Ends" reached Number 101 in the UK Singles Charts.[2]

How It Ends
DeVotchKa - How it Ends.jpg
Studio album by DeVotchKa
Released October 5, 2004
Genre Indie rock, Gypsy punk
Length 57:01
Label Cicero Recordings, Ltd.
DeVotchKa chronology
Una Volta
(2003)Una Volta2003
How It Ends
Curse Your Little Heart
(2006)Curse Your Little Heart2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]


Track listingEdit

  1. "You Love Me" – 4:02
  2. "The Enemy Guns" – 4:21
  3. "No One Is Watching" – 0:25
  4. "Twenty-Six Temptations" – 4:12
  5. "How It Ends" – 6:59
  6. "Charlotte Mittnacht (The Fabulous Destiny of...)" – 3:06
  7. "We're Leaving" – 4:42
  8. "Dearly Departed" – 5:12
  9. "Such a Lovely Thing" – 4:40
  10. "Too Tired" – 4:00
  11. "Viens Avec Moi" – 5:01
  12. "This Place Is Haunted" – 3:19
  13. "Lunnaya Pogonka" – 5:18
  14. "Reprise" – 1:45

Popular cultureEdit

The album's eponymous song has seen increased recognition from employment over the years:

  • in theatrical trailers for the films Everything Is Illuminated (2005), Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and Bottle Shock (2008)
  • in the soundtrack for Peter Mortimer's 2006 climbing film First Ascent,
  • as a fixture of the commercial trailer for the video game Gears of War 2,
  • in the season 4 promotional advertisement for Living TV's Ghost Whisperer (2009),
  • in a montage of Vanessa Redgrave's films when she was awarded a fellowship award at the 2010 BAFTAs,
  • in the season 4, episode 9 "Getting to Know You" of Everwood in the 2005
  • in the Norwegian TV series "Dag" Season 2 Episode 4, End Credits 2010.
  • in the performance by Season 7's So You Think You Can Dance contestant Kent Boyd with partner Neil Haskell, choreographed by Travis Wall (August 4, 2010).
  • in a German Nutella advertisement.
  • in a Dutch PGGM (pension fund) advertisement.
  • in series 4, episode 4 of Misfits, 2012.
  • in a 2013 DIRECTV commercial.
  • in a Brazilian soap opera called Meu pedacinho de chão (my small piece of land), in 2014.
  • The beginning of the song is used as an instrumental in the 2016 Louie Theroux documentary episode Drinking to Oblivion.

The central instrumental melody in "Twenty-Six Temptations" references a theme from the Godfather films; one that first appears in "Michael Comes Home" from the Godfather II soundtrack.

Additionally, "Dearly Departed" appears in the 2010 film "Jack Goes Boating".


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