Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First Listen: The Swell Season

You can't help but root for Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova... otherwise known as The Swell Season. They encompass everything that is good about indie music. The Oscar winners for Best Original Song -- "Falling Slowly" from the 2007 film 'Once' -- not only gave us one of the best films of that year, but they also gave me my favorite Oscar moment of all time. It has taken a couple of years, but the charming duo is about to release the followup to the gold-certified soundtrack. Thanks to IFC, we can hear the opening song from 'Strict Joy', out Oct. 27 on ANTI-. I think you will agree it has been worth the wait.

The Swell Season - Low Rising (mp3)

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