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The Swell Season Share First New Song in 10 Years, “The Answer is Yes”

Markéta Irglová and Glen Hansard to Tour North America This August

Jun 26, 2023

The Swell Season (aka Academy Award winning songwriters Markéta Irglová and Glen Hansard) have shared their first new song in 10 years, “The Answer is Yes.” More

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

Jun 24, 2022

Marketa Irglova (formerly one-half of the duo The Swell Season) has announced the release of her first album in eight years, LILA, which will be out on August 19 via Masterkey. Irglova has also shared a video for a new single from the album, “My Roots Go Deep.” 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




Reviews

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

Sep 15, 2014

Marketa Irglova, the female half of The Swell Season of Once fame, wrote her new album Muna with God in mind. More