The Swell Season @ Pure Pop Records, St Kilda 25th March 2010

This is a special intimate invite only performance of the Academy Award winning The Swell Season at the musical oasis in St Kilda, Pure Pop Records.

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Only 50 people were lucky enough to see this performance. :)

The Swell Season, the Oscar-winning duo of Frames frontman Glen Hansard and Czech ingénue Marketa Irglova, have just released their second album “Strict Joy” the follow-up to their beloved, surprise hit 2007 film and gold-certified soundtrack “Once”; The twelve new, original songs on “Strict Joy” were recorded last year and document a time of great change.

“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), Graham Hopkins (percussion) 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.

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