Archive | Swell Season


The Swell Season: an absolute must see {through 11/17}

Fans of Glen Hansard, Once, the Frames, and the Swell Season rejoice: The Swell Season is so good that it hurts. Beautifully and thoughtfully shot in high quality black and white, this unbelievable snapshot of the ebb and flow of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova's relationship during the rise of the Swell Season is an […]

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Photo essay: No Depression Festival at Marymoor Park

Seven bands, nine hours, sixty-eight degrees, three rounds of busking, and a good helping of some straight-out wonderfulness: it all adds up to this year’s No Depression Festival up at the lush, lovely Marymoor park in Redmond. With stellar sets from bands like The Swell Season, the Cave Singers, Alejandro Escovedo, and Sera Cahoone — […]

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Win two tickets to the 2010 No Depression Festival at Marymoor {8/21}

Check it out! We’re giving away two tickets to this year’s No Depression festival! On August 21st, the grounds of Marymoor Park (Redmond, WA) will be graced with not just one or two, but seven swoonworthy acts to fit the taste of every alt.americana,, and modern-folk indie-roots enthusiast within driving distance. Performers like Lucinda […]

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The Swell Season: soul decimation and *really* cute buttons.

Show Date: November 22, 2009

Somewhere in the midst of plush seating, complete and utter emotional annihilation, and a sea of gorgeous cartoon owl-laced merchandise lies this fall’s Swell Season tour. Showcasing to many a seated theater across the states behind last month’s release of Strict Joy, Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova, and ninety-nine percent of the Frames swept last Sunday’s […]

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Strict Joy


I want to sit you down and talk — I want to pull back the veil and find out what it is I’ve done wrong, Glen Hansard croons earnestly. It’s the first line from the opening track of the new Swell Season album, Strict Joy. The song “Low Rising” is at once classic Hansard — […]

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Imaginary roadtrip, Austin edition: up close & personal with Glen Hansard

Show Date: July 27, 2009

As stated last week, purchasing a plane ticket to spend two nights with the Wrens at Schubas may very well have been the best decision I’ve made in the last several years. However, changing my return flight last-minute so I could catch Glen Hansard and Sam Beam play a benefit show in Austin kicked that […]

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