Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, August 23, 2010...A man intentionally leaped to his death at a Swell Season show.Turns out Wyclef won't have to worry about what will happen to h... Continue reading "Today In Music News: Mans Kills Himself At Swell Season Show, 'Clef Won't Be President And Performer Kills Himself After Bands Set" >
The one real benefit of my work is that I don't to see anything on the web until about 4pm. By the time I check the emails, tweets and facebook updates I'm usually so late to all the juicy debates it's hardly worth making a comment! I do think the Choice Music Awards is a worthwhile addition to our music world. Not only is it worthwhile to the bands, record labels and album sales but also for the debates, discussions and degrading remarks which result! See On The Record! [...]
You know how cartoons love to portray sadness or frustration or down-on-your-luckitude as a little black rain cloud that follows your every step, pelting the top of your head with an icy drizzle? That's the main set-up for this Swell Season video for "Low Rising." But instead of one unlucky person in need of a good fireplace sit, there are two. From the eyes and postures of Glen and Markéta, you can see that these rain clouds are the signs of impending doom and frustration around their relationship, which broke up before or during the creation of their [...]
O duo Glen Hansard e Marketa Irglova, mais conhecido por Swell Season, que ganharam um Oscar na categoria de Best Origianl Song com a canção "Falling Slowly", têm um novo vídeo para um tema, "Low Rising", do seu último disco, "Strictly Joy".
HANK ALTOGETHER: When we first heard The Swell Season's Van Morrison-inspired jam "Low Rising," we told you that breaking up was beautiful to do. Now Iron & Wine's Sam Beam does a visual accompaniment with a little touching tongue-in-cheek vid.
Here's The Swell Season's new video for "Low Rising": I absolutely adore this song and video. Did I mention it was directed by Sam Beam?
If you've seen the independent film Once , you're probably familiar with The Swell Season . In case you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and find a friend who has a copy. In the film the main characters rent out a studio in Dublin and record an album. But what made Once so unique is that Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová were actually playing the instruments in the film, and performing as The Swell Season in real life. [...]