Sign up for our mailing list Real artists creating records on their own terms
Close

Sign up for our mailing list

News

Monday, February 25th, 2008

ANTI- RECORDS CONGRATULATES GLEN HANSARD OF THE FRAMES FOR AMAZING OSCAR WIN

"Falling Slowly" From the Hit Film Once Takes Award for Best Song

(Los Angeles) Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova took home the Oscar last night for best original song for their moving rendition of "Falling Slowly" from the hit indie film Once.

"This is amazing! What are we doing here? This is mad!" said a clearly overjoyed Hansard to a cheering audience as he accepted the award, adding that the film was made on two Handi-Cams in three weeks for $100,000. He wrapped his acceptance speech by urging "make art! Make art!"

Hansard, who before the runaway success of Once was perhaps best known as the front man for the Irish quintet the Frames, performed "Falling Slowly" earlier in the broadcast on his signature well-worn guitar, accompanied by Irglova on piano.

The song also appears on the Frames' 6th studio album, The Cost, which was released on Anti- Records last year, and was called "sophisticated and layered with deft orchestration. And yet, the band's songwriting and delivery display an earnestness and lack of pretension that's pure rock" by the Boston Globe.

href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=m7Haa2r7ujg" target="_blank">Click here to see Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova peform "Falling Slowly" at the 80th annual Academy Awards.

href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=pe5ybN3eh-A" target="_blank">Click here to see their acceptance speeches.

href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=AGJ8dY_IcgE" target="_blank">Click here to see Hansard perform the song with the Frames.

Facebook | Twitter | Google Plus
 

Browse by Artist

1486All Artists 93Tom Waits 59Mavis Staples 52Neko Case 51Lost In The Trees 50Sean Rowe 48Dr. Dog 41Jolie Holland
40Bettye LaVette 38The Milk Carton Kids 37Man Man 33Tim Fite 33DeVotchKa 31Islands 31Grinderman 29Tinariwen 27Galactic 27Wilco 26Son Little 24Michael Franti and Spe... 22Bob Mould 22William Elliott Whitmo... 21Nick Cave & The Bad Se... 21The Frames 21Saintseneca 20Joe Henry 19Booker T. Jones 19Sage Francis 17John K. Samson 17Yann Tiersen 16Ramblin Jack Elliott 16Jason Lytle 16Doe Paoro 15Christopher Paul Stell... 13Daniel Lanois 13Billy Bragg 12Xavier Rudd 12Andy Shauf 12Peter Silberman 11The Weakerthans 11Lyrics Born 11Rain Machine 11Mose Allison 11Roky Erickson 11The Antlers 11Glen Hansard 10The Swell Season 10The Melodic 10Xenia Rubinos 10Prism Tats 9Marianne Faithfull 9N.A.S.A. 9Deafheaven 9So Much Light 9Delicate Steve 9Cameron Avery 8Solillaquists of Sound 8Greg Graffin 8Cadence Weapon 8The Coup 8Calexico 7Elliott Smith 7Eddie Izzard 7Dead Man's Bones 7Alec Ounsworth 7Beth Orton 7Kelly Hogan 7Title Fight 7Jade Jackson 7Los Angeles Police Dep... 6A Girl Called Eddy 6Busdriver 6Os Mutantes 6Kate Bush 6Broken Twin 5One Day As A Lion 5The Field 5Keaton Henson 5Beat Connection 5Japandroids 5The Drums 5The Dream Syndicate 4Ersi Arvizu 4Marketa Irglova 4Pops Staples 3Danny Cohen 3Sierra Leones Refugee... 3Petra Haden 3Cass McCombs 3Curtis Harding 2Various Artists: RANGO 2Girlpool 1Tricky 1Joe Strummer And The M... 1Youth Group 1Blackalicious 1Antibalas 1Porter Wagoner 1Various Artists: ROGUE... 1The Locust 1Rogue's Gallery 1Kronos Quartet with Br... 1Simian Mobile Disco 1case/lang/veirs 1Merle Haggard 1Jeff Tweedy
See Full List+