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13 Best Songs of the Week: The WAEVE, Caroline Rose, Algiers, Frankie Cosmos, and More

Plus Young Fathers, Amber Arcades, Alice Boman, John Cale and Weyes Blood, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 28, 2022

Welcome to the 38th Songs of the Week of 2022. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because we were turning our new print issue into the printer last Friday. So this week’s list encompasses songs released in the last two weeks and is thus a slightly supersized Top 13 list. More

Oct 19, 2022

Glen Hansard has shared a live performance video for his new single, “Take Heart.” It is a collaboration with Marketa Irglova and three Ukrainian refugees named Anna, Alex, and Olena. More

Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard Announce Tour Dates for 2022

This Will Be the Duo’s First Time Performing Together in Over 10 Years

Nov 08, 2021

Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard have announced a string of tour dates for spring 2022. This marks the duo’s first time performing together in over 10 years. More

Watch Jim James, Julien Baker, and The Decemberists Cover “What the World Needs Now Is Love”

Burt Bacharach Cover For Newport Folk Festival Also Features Andrew Bird, Hiss Golden Messenger, Glen Hansard, and More

Aug 04, 2020

This weekend was the finale of the entirely virtual Newport Folk Festival, aptly dubbed “Our Voices Together,” as it features upward of 20 artists covering Burt Bacharach’s classic “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” The cover was led by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and music directed by Chris Funk of The Decemberists, wrapping up the week-long virtual fest. More

Glen Hansard Shares Video for “Good Life of Song”

Also Check Out His Recent New Song About Life in Lockdown “Cold Comfort”

Jun 09, 2020

Glen Hansard released a new album, This Wild Willing, last year via ANTI-. Now he has shared a video for the album’s “Good Life of Song.” Hansard also recently shared the new song about life in lockdown, “Cold Comfort,” via an accompanying video. More

Glen Hansard Shares a Video for “Don’t Settle”

This Wild Willing Out Now via ANTI-

May 23, 2019

Glen Hansard released a new album, This Wild Willing, back in April via ANTI- (stream it here). Now he has shared a Nadia Genet-directed video for the album’s “Don’t Settle.” Watch it below, followed by his upcoming tour dates. More

Apr 12, 2019

Glen Hansard has released a new album, This Wild Willing, today via ANTI-. Now he has shared a self-directed video for the album’s “Brother’s Keeper.” Watch it below. Also, now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are Hansard’s upcoming tour dates. More

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 Musical, Glen 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


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


Mar 21, 2022

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova reunited after more than a decade since playing their last shows as The Swell Season to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Academy Award winning movie Once. The short six-city, week-long tour, stopped in Chicago March 12, 2022 amidst the city’s early St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and green river dye, to play an immaculate set at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. We were there to capture the budding reunion. More

Feb 17, 2022

Eddie Vedder kicked off his Earthlings tour at New York City’s Beacon Theatre earlier in the month along with opener Glen Hansard and Under the Radar photographer Katie Dadarria was there to capture the scene. More

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

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