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DOWNLOAD: Swell Season - In These Arms (MP3)

Swell Season

August 10, 2009 - Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova record and tour together using the name The Swell Season, which is a shorter but far less descriptive moniker than "Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, Who Won Oscars for the Song 'Falling Slowly,' From the Hit Indie Musical Once." So when we informed our coworkers that last Wednesday's Tiny Desk Concert would feature the pair, the response generally ran somewhere along the lines of, "Um, okay. ... Wait, who? THEM? REALLY?"

Hansard and Irglova stopped by our Washington, D.C., offices as a way of passing time between trips to New York and Denver, with the understanding that 1) we'd set up a keyboard for Irglova to play; and 2) they'd be expected to perform the standard three- or four-song Tiny Desk set. Both plans fell by the wayside quickly. The gigantic keyboard we'd provided would have been far more suitable had Irglova been a member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, so they opted to scrap it and huddle up around Hansard's battered acoustic guitar. And three songs? Well, that wouldn't do. Hansard kept asking to play longer; not surprisingly, he met little resistance." [NPR]

That blurb comes from NPR where The Swell Season performed six of the new songs that appear on their new album, Strict Joy, which will be released by Anti- on October 27th. The studio version of one of those songs is also available for download above. IFC is streaming one of the others. Full tracklisting is with the cover art below.

According to a news posting today, The Swell Season will be announcing a full North American tour next week with a presale for most tickets going on sale September 9th. They also list a few previously announced shows including November 18th at The Wiltern in LA. What isn't there is the show they're playing at 92YTribeca in NYC on September 14th which is ON SALE NOW. All dates below...

Swell Season

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
The Swell Season - 2009 Tour Dates
09/14/09 New York, NY @ 92YTribeca
11/18/09 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern, 7:00pm
01/14/10 London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, 7:00pm
02/12/10 Dresden, DE @ Alter Schlacthof, 8:00pm
02/13/10 Berlin, DE @ Admiralspalast, 8:00pm
02/14/10 Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel , 8:00pm
02/21/10 Düsseldorf, DE @ Savoy Theatre, 8:00pm
02/23/10 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso, 8:00pm
02/24/10 Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique, 8:00pm
02/25/10 Paris, FR @ Bataclan, 8:00pm



Comments (20)

wow. thanks for the heads up. i've been really impressed with the shows that the 92Y have put together over the last year. it is too bad that every show worth a damn sells out before they send their newsletter out.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2009 11:48 PM

Thank youuuuuu!!! I saw your tweet about this and just grabbed a pair of tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2009 11:53 PM

i like nitrus

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 8:20 AM

and I like citrus..whats your point!

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 8:30 AM

Yowzee! That sold out fast if I am reading my screen correctly... luckily 2 tickets purchased about 15 minutes ago 4 me! They were awesome when I saw them in Central Park last.

Posted by That Sure is Swell | September 3, 2009 8:34 AM

That did sell out fast. Good thing first thing I do when I wake up is check twitter. Thanks BV.

Posted by Tweeted | September 3, 2009 9:38 AM

sweet... glad I got my tix at 7 in the morning instead of waiting....

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 9:42 AM

I chose not to go, thanks

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 9:48 AM

I chose to go... and got tickets.

Posted by jason! | September 3, 2009 9:52 AM


i'm kidding, she's cute

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 10:04 AM

what's the capacity for that room?

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 10:04 AM

seems like 300-400. Smaller than Bowery.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 10:06 AM

I read at their website that the venue only holds 174 people.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 10:55 AM

sold out

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 11:32 AM

You can take an online tour and it looks about the size of Joe's Pub.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 11:38 AM

I doubt they sold many of the tickets. It's essentially a press showcase.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 11:40 AM

they held back 60 tix for people on their message board...trying to take care of the hardcore fans.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 12:51 PM

I've got a pair that I won't be able to use anymore. Asking face value ($70). If you're interested...

email me at:

edierevolution (at) gmail (dot) com

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2009 1:22 PM

Thanks for the info. Anyway, I like the creative shot. They're cool-looking people. I hope I could listen to them. Is there any way I could?

Posted by Bellaire homes | September 20, 2009 2:44 AM

"Standard Oil Serpent Pool" has a nice ring to it.

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 1:32 PM

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