Best of 2014 Colorado VIPs: Shawn King of DeVotchKa

We've asked some notable members of the Colorado arts scene, whom we dub "VIPs," to share their favorite music of 2014.

Next up is Shawn King. He plays drums, trumpet, accordion and other instruments with the renowned Denver band DeVotchKa. The multifaceted indie folk group has released six studio albums and provided the soundtrack the 2006 film "Little Miss Sunshine." Listen to our studio session with DeVotchKa and members of the Colorado Symphony from earlier this year.

Read all of our Best of 2014 Colorado VIP lists.

Photo: Shawn King of DeVotchKa
Shawn King of DeVotchKa

Favorite music of 2014 (in no particular order)

  • Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - "Give the People What They Want"
  • Alain Johannes - "Fragments and Wholes"
  • Slimkid3 & DJ Numark - "Slimkid3 & DJ Numark"
  • Ceci Bastida - "La Edad de la Violencia"
  • Snake Rattle Rattle Snake - "Totem"
  • Ron Miles - "Circuit Rider"
  • She & Him - "Classics"
  • Aphex Twin - "Syro"
  • Spanish Gold - "South of Nowhere"
  • Action Bronson - "Easy Rider" (Official Video)