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Tom Hagerman


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Tom Hagerman, normally known as a band member for DeVotchKa; a based quartet. Tom is a mult-instrumentalist and a renowned member for The Denver Gentlemen as well. Tom Hagerman recently released his first solo album, The Breakfast Playground. Named for a children’s playground at a Denver mall, the album showcases Hagerman’s diverse talents through original instrumentals performed almost entirely on his own. Like the music of DeVotchKa, Hagerman’s songs have a dramatic, cinematic quality, inviting listeners on a journey. The train noises that open So Tired (why bother?) lead into a Eastern European melody that makes you think you’ve just stepped off the train in Budapest. The swirling mix of accordion, violin, and piano on songs like Twice told tale, Home Again, and Charlotte Mittnacht (which DeVotchKa fans may recognize from their 2004 album, How It Ends) call to mind Yann Tiersen’s Amelie soundtrack. The Breakfast Playground draws you into a world where toy pianos and children’s voices mingle with soaring violin figures and accordion rhythms. Definitely a world worth escaping (and listening) to. —-

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  • HorrorChemical

    Its nice but it sounds too much like

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • vicesiadmire

    Tom, your music is superior. Seriously. Very impressive, very interesting and beautiful. Wow. Well done!

    21 Feb 2011 Reply
  • CrittDowN

    Can someone please upload this album? im begging you! please!! i cant find it anywhere! the only way for me to have it by order it from amazon, but it's too much :/

    19 May 2010 Reply
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  • demaupin

    "The album, The Breakfast Playground, is named after that random, plastic playground in Denver's Cherry Creek Mall - where the little ones raise havoc and stomp on plastic eggs and chase each other around fake bacon and waffles." --- and they actually have slides made of giant plastic baconstrips. Awesome.

    17 Sep 2008 Reply
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  • sweetbreads

    tom hagerman is a devotchka member. you'll like his music if you like devotchka, or if you like yann tiersen. weeeeee

    1 Jun 2007 Reply

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