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Over 20 years in the making, singer songwriter Glen Hansard will release his first ever solo album, Rhythm and Repose, on Anti- Records June 19. Best known for his work with The Frames, The Swell Season and in the feature film Once, for which he won an Academy Award, Rhythm and Repose is Hansard’s debut solo album and first album of new material since his 2009 release Strict Joy with The Swell Season. The album will be available for pre-sale at the Anti Store.
In recent months Hansard has been seen in the documentary The Swell Season which has toured the film festival circuit this year, contributed two songs to the blockbuster soundtrack, The Hunger Games, and been active in the promotion of Once, The Musical which successfully opened on Broadway on March 18 to rave reviews, including the New York Times who explains, “what was always wonderful about ‘Once,’ its songs and its staging, has been magnified.” Hansard will support the new record on a U.S. tour. See reverse for details.
Rhythm and Repose is a result of Hansard’s last year and a half of living in New York City. The album was recorded by Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, Laurie Anderson) and produced by Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The National, Antony and the Johnsons). The record features the musical talents of Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright) on bass, Ray Rizzo on drums, Nico Muhly and Rob Moose on strings (Bon Iver, Y Music), David Mansfield on slide guitar (Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Tour), Javier Mas (Leonard Cohen touring band) and half of Bruce Springsteen’s current horn section. Assisting on vocals are Cristin Milioti (Once, The Musical), Sam Amidon, Marketa Irglova and Aida Shahghasemi (Marketa Irglova touring band).
Hansard is celebrated as the principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for the Irish group The Frames, who have established themselves as one of the most influential bands in Ireland. Hansard garnered a reputation as not only an unparalleled front man, but also for his dedicated following and his grounded, real-life songs. Whether he’s busking the streets of Dublin, where he got his start, or at the Hollywood Bowl, Hansard is always earnest and in-the-moment.
Hansard is also one half of the acclaimed duo The Swell Season. In 2007, he and Czech songstress Markéta Irglová took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly” off the Once soundtrack. Hansard and Irglová continued the success of Once with the 2009 release Strict Joy under the namesake of The Swell Season.
The Lost Brothers
Some say The Lost Brothers sound like a ragged Everly Brothers.
Others say they sound like The Lost Brothers.
It is said that The Lost Brothers formed four years ago in the summer heat of Liverpool.
It is also said that The Lost Brothers wrote a book of songs that autumn, and in the dead of winter they recorded the songs in an attic in Portland, Oregon.
We know that The Lost Brothers released these songs on their debut album (trails of the lonely) to a heap of praise from the likes of NME,The Irish Times, Word magazine, Hot Press, and their fans (losties).
Through the following year, The Lost Brothers have been spotted in person, performing at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Texas (SXSW), New York, Portland, Toronto, Paris, and a hop, skip and jump across the land of the UK and their beloved Ireland. In their journeys they have toured and played along with many, including Richard Hawley, M Ward, Jolie Holland, The Handsome Family, The Swell Season,Sam Amidan, Micah P Hinson, Richmond Fontaine, Brendan Benson, Jimmy Webb, Justine Townes Earle, Mountain Man,Squeeze among others.They have also performed on RTE’s Other Voices,France 24, and on the BBC Culture Show
In 2011 the band travelled to Nashville where they worked on new songs with Brendan Benson as producer. Some of Old Crow Medicine Show and the Cardinals lent a hand in the studio.Later in 2012 this album will be released on Brendan Benson’s record label- Redaymade Records.While in Nashville the brothers also caught the ear of the Barbara Orbison’s office where they recorded a song for the 75th Roy Orbison anniversary album.In June 2011 The Lost Brothers shared the bill with Bob Dylan and Van Morrison at the London Feis.This year the Lost Brothers opened the Electric Picnic on the main stage.
The band have travelled to the US in October last year where they performed at Other Voices New York alongside Martha Wainright,Roddy Doyle and many others.
Over 12 days in 2010 The Lost Brothers recorded their second album in Sheffield with producer Colin Elliot with some of Richard Hawleys band lending a hand in the studio.This album is entitled “So Long John Fante” and is now available on Bird Dog Recordings.It is the second studio album release from the Lost Brothers and it was released in Ireland in November 2011.It has received rave reviews from the Irish Times,Hot Press, the Irish Exaiminer among many others. .In January and February 2012 the brothers toured Ireland as part of the prestigious Certian Three Tour after their very successful performance on The Late Late Show.
Details of the UK release for So long John Fante are coming soon and Uk and Irish festival appearances for 2012 will be announced soon….the trail continues.
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