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Thursday, July 9th, 2009

THE SWELL SEASON - OSCAR WINNING DUO GLEN HANSARD AND MARKETA IRGLOVA - FIND 'STRICT JOY'

THE SWELL SEASON - OSCAR WINNING DUO GLEN HANSARD AND MARKETA IRGLOVA - GO THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS AND FIND 'STRICT JOY,' THE FOLLOW UP TO THEIR 'ONCE' FILM & SOUNDTRACK, DUE SEPT 29 ON ANTI- RECORDS

The Swell Season, the Oscar-winning duo of Frames frontman Glen Hansard and Czech ingenue Marketa Irglova, are putting the finishing touches on 'Strict
Joy,' (Sept 29/Anti- Records), 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 and tumult. 
'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), 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.

The Swell Season generated a wave of acclaim during the 2008 awards season including two Grammy nominations and an Oscar win for Best Original Song, for their hit single "Falling Slowly." The duo performed the song on the Oscars telecast, and Irglova provided one of the most memorable and poignant moments of the evening when host Jon Stewart called her back to the stage after a commercial break to give her acceptance speech.

The success of 'Once' also led to a sold out world tour for The Swell Season which was captured for an upcoming documentary. Hansard and Irglova will tour the U.S. extensively again this fall with dates to be announced soon.

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