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The first time I heard Tomten’s single, “Ta Ta Dana,” I was in the middle of an “anywhere but here” kind of day. The song opened up with a swelling organ that dropped me right into the 1960s - not the patchouli and weed ‘60s of my imaginary memory, or the psychedelic 60s of Austin Powers. Tomten dropped me into the fabulous '60s of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, where all drinks come in stemware and broken hearts are worn on trés chic sleeves. But instead of kissing in the rain, Tomten’s hero drives away, all alone in his little grey sports car.
Well, life got in the way and I didn’t get around to telling you guys about the Ta Ta Dana EP, so I’m super happy that Tomten turned around and put out a full-length album, Wednesday’s Children, right on its heels - and damn if it isn’t just as good as the EP.