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Premiere: Glen Hansard Shares New Video for “Fool’s Game”

This Wild Willing Due Out April 12 via ANTI-

Mar 13, 2019

Glen Hansard has shared his triumphant new video for "Fool's Game," off of This Wild Willing (due out April 12 via ANTI-), and we are pleased to premiere it. We also have an extensive new interview with Hansard on the album. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: The National, Foals, Penelope Isles, Bedouine, and More

Plus Vampire Weekend, Strand of Oaks, Glen Hansard, Local Natives, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 08, 2019

We've got another supersized Songs of the Week this week, with a Top 12 instead of the regular Top 10. Like last week we could've gotten it down to 10, but it felt wrong to leave out the bottom two. It was a near tie for the top two songs this week. More

Glen Hansard Shares New Song “Fool’s Game”

This Wild Willing Due Out April 12 via ANTI-

Mar 05, 2019

Glen Hansard is releasing a new album, This Wild Willing, on April 12 via ANTI-. Previously he shared its first single, "I'll Be You, Be Me," which was one of our Songs of the Week. Now he has shared another song from the album, the six-minute long "Fool's Game." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Strand of Oaks, Telekinesis, Weyes Blood, Piroshka, and More

Plus The Drums, Cass McCombs, Tamaryn, James Blake, C Duncan, Glen Hansard, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 18, 2019

Welcome to the second Songs of the Week of 2019. This week's list includes tracks from freshly announced albums (Strand of Oaks, The Drums, Tamaryn, C Duncan, Glen Hansard), as well as by artists who have already made this list with previous songs from their upcoming albums (Telekinesis, Piroshka, Cass McCombs).  More

Jan 18, 2019

Glen Hansard has announced a new album, This Wild Willing, and shared its first single, "I'll Be You, Be Me." This Wild Willing is due out April 12 via ANTI-. More

Bully, Julianna Barwick, and Glen Hansard Share Tracks for Anti-Trump “Our First 100 Days”

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Donald Trump's Presidency

Apr 17, 2017

"Our First 100 Days" is an anti-President Donald Trump project. The good folks behind the "30 Days, 30 Songs" anti-Trump campaign during the election have teamed up with Secretly Group for "Our First 100 Days." More

Jan 28, 2015

Singer/songwriter Glen Hansard, he of The Swell Season, The Frames, and the film Once, has announced that he will release a special tribute EP featuring songs written by his late friend, Jason Molina, best known for his project Songs:Ohia. More

Nov 05, 2014

Irish troubadour Glen Hansard will be hitting the U.S. early next year for a string of intimate, small-venue dates. More

Nov 06, 2013

Following the release of his solo debut Rhythm and Repose last year, singer/songwriter Glen Hansard, best known for his work with The Frames and The Swell Season, has announced that he will release a brand new EP titled Drive All Night. More

Watch: Glen Hansard Plays “Fallon”

Performs "High Hope," "Song of Good Hope"

Jun 12, 2012

Still riding high on the eight Tony Awards given to Once, the MusicalGlen Hansard stopped by 30 Rock yesterday on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to play a few tunes from his forthcoming solo debut Rhythm and Repose. More

Stream Glen Hansard’s Solo Debut

Listen to Rhythm and Repose in Full

Jun 11, 2012

Last night Once, the Musical cleaned up at the Tony Awards. Scoring a total of eight wins, including Best New Musical, the evening's praise surely made for a great night for Glen Hansard, whose featured songs transferred so easily from film to stage. More

Glen Hansard Announces U.S. Tour

Supporting Debut Solo Album Rhythm and Repose

Jun 06, 2012

Announcing not too long ago that his debut solo album Rhythm and Repose will be released on June 19, Irish singer/songwriter Glen Hansard has prepared his calendar for a series of U.S. tour dates in support of the work. More

Glen Hansard Announces Solo Debut

Rhythm and Repose Out June 19

Apr 04, 2012

Best known for his work with The Frames and The Swell Season, and winning an Academy Award for Best Song in the feature film Once, singer/songwriter Glen Hansard has announced the upcoming release of his first solo record, Rhythm and Repose. More


Interviews

Mar 13, 2019

Glen Hansard had every intention to make another solo album in the much-loved troubadour style fans have to come to expect of him. However, a chance meeting at a Parisian gathering with the Khoshravesh brothers, an Iranian trio of classically trained musicians, set him on a different path.  More


Reviews

Didn’t He Ramble

Didn’t He Ramble

ANTI-

Oct 08, 2015

The cover of Glen Hansard's Didn't He Ramble is deceiving: a wintry window defaced by scratches that serves as a barrier between the listener and songwriter. Anyone familiar with The Frames and Swell Season singer knows his songs offer a warm invitation into his world. More

Rhythm and Repose

Rhythm and Repose

ANTI-

Jul 02, 2012

In the six years since Irish indie film phenom Once was released, star Glen Hansard (already noted for his work with folk rock band The Frames) has racked up an Academy Award, a Grammy nomination, eight Tony Awards for the film's Broadway translation, and been handpicked for a number of national tours, including two with now good friend Eddie Vedder More