Monday, November 02, 2009

The 11 Best Songs By The Frames

Tomorrow will start Nirvana week...but for the next few hours we still have one more of last week's releases to talk about...The Swell Season. For those of you who may be unfamiliar...The Swell Season is the duo from the movie Once who won the Oscar for best original song and then got cut off during their acceptance speech because the show needed more time for a video montage of set design.

Orginally, singer Glen Hansard began playing in a group called the Frames. Despite having huge success in Ireland and the Czech Republic (seriously) they never found a foothold in the snobby American music scene that only liked masterful musicians like Lance Bass. But with an Oscar under his belt...Glen has some breathing room. Once again (no pun intended), Glen teams up with his Once-time partner Marketa Irglova to form their dynamic duo. And the best reason to buy the get a free concert with it. That's two albums for the price of one.

Here are the 11 Best Songs By The Frames:

1. Falling Slowly (The Cost)
2. People Get Ready (The Cost)
3. What Happens When The Heart Just Stops (For The Birds)
4. Fake (Burn The Maps)
5. Mind's Made Up (The Cost)
6. Star Star (Dance the Devil)
7. Fitzcarraldo (Fitzcarraldo)
8. Listen Girl (Roads Outgrown)
9. Sad Songs (The Cost)
10. Santa Maria (For The Birds)
11. Keepsake (Burn The Maps)

Buy the Swell Season's new album, Strict Joy. (Get a free concert with purchase that includes a cover of the Pixies' Gigantic)

1 comment:

Sasha Mirza said...

Rise and Song for Someone should be on this list too. Otherwise its pretty good. I discovered a couple of good ones i didn't know before.