Swell Season Prep Second Album

Also in the pipeline:
concert documentary film.


By Blurt Staff


The Swell Season – Glen Hansard of the Frames and Marketa
Irglova- are putting the finishing touches on Strict Joy, the follow-up to their surprise hit 2007 film and
gold-certified soundtrack Once. It’s
due September 29 from Anti-.


Strict Joy which
borrows its name from a work by
Irish poet James Stephens
, was co-produced by Hansard and Peter Katis (The
National, Interpol), and recorded mostly at Katis’ Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT.
In addition to Hansard and Irglova, the album features Frames members Colm Mac
Iomaire (violin), Joe Doyle (bass), Rob Bochnik (guitar), plus guitarist Javier
Mas (Leonard Cohen), pianist Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), percussionist Chad
Taylor (Chicago Underground Duo), horn players Steven Bernstein and Clark
Gayton from Levon Helm’s band, and others.

The Swell Season generated a wave of acclaim during the 2008 awards season
including two Grammy nominations and an Oscar win for Best Original Song, for
their hit single “Falling Slowly.” The duo performed the song on the
Oscars telecast, and Irglova provided one of the most memorable and poignant
moments of the evening when host Jon Stewart called her back to the stage after
a commercial break to give her acceptance speech.

The success of ‘Once‘ also led to a
sold out world tour for The Swell Season which was captured for an upcoming
documentary. Hansard and Irglova will tour the U.S. extensively again this fall with
dates tba.

Track Listing:

1. Low Rising
2. Feeling the Pull
3. In These Arms
4. The Rain
5. Fantasy Man
6. Paper Cup
7. High Horses
8. The Verb
9. I Have Loved You Wrong
10. Love That Conquers
11. Two Tongues
12. Back Broke




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