Friday, October 10, 2008

Band of the Day

The Swell Season

Who are they?
Glen Hansard (of The Frames) and Czech singer and pianist, Marketa Irglova. The name "The Swell Season" comes from Hansard's favorite novel by Josef Skvorecky, bearing the same name.

The Swell Season's rise to fame came about because of the 2007 film, "Once."

They won an Academy Award in 2008, for Best Original Song, with "Falling Slowly."

You may like them if...
you like The Frames, Damien Rice or bands with "a penchant for vocal harmonies and acoustic-based songcraft."

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