Anar, inspired by and written in New York City, contains 10 tracks with ethereal vocals and expanding instrumentals including the R&B influenced "Go Back" and heart felt song "Crossroads." The video for "Crossroads" was shot in Irglova's hometown in Czech Republic and can be seen on href="http://www.rollingstone.com/videos/new-and-hot/marketa-irglova-crossroads-20111011">RollingStone.com>.
It was just over three years ago the song "Falling Slowly" from the film Once shocked the world by winning the Oscar. In the days following, a global spotlight was placed on Irglova after she was the first winner in the Academy's history brought back by the shows host (Jon Stewart) to finish her acceptance speech. In the ensuing years she has continued to share in a series of high points including releasing another record as The Swell Season, touring as a vocalist in Iron and Wine, helping prepare the stage version of Once and even appearing on The Simpsons.
The album was recorded in Chicago at Soma Studios with producer and engineer Tim Iseler, as well as fellow New Yorker, daf player and vocalist, Aida Shahghasemi.
Upcoming tour dates with Marketa Irglova are as follows:
November 11 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre November 13 Conway, AR Reynolds Performance Hall November 17 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour November 18 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall November 21 Portland, OR Doug Fir November 22 Seattle, WA Triple Door November 25 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center November 26 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall November 27 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom November 28 Washington, DC 9:30 Club seated November 29 Philadelphia, PA TLA November 30 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom December 2 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom