'Granny Old Wound'
Directed/Animated by Rachel Blumberg
Tom Hagerman is best known for his multi-instrumentalist role in the genre-defying band, DeVotchKa. December 6th sees the release of his sophomore solo album, “Idle Creatures” (Cicero Recordings, 2011). It is a record filled with music that is equally joyful, despairing, precious, and absurd. The album features something of a piecemeal indie chamber orchestra, which also includes an appearance by Austin's Tosca String Quartet. It was recorded at various studios and homes in Colorado and Texas and mixed in Portland, Oregon in-between writing, recording, and touring with DeVotchKa.