GLEN HANSARD’S DEBUT SOLO ALBUM RHYTHM AND REPOSE SET FOR JUNE 18 RELEASE ON ANTI- RECORDS
SONGS FEATURED ON THE HUNGER GAMES SOUNDTRACK
ONCE, THE MUSICIAL OPENS ON BROADWAY AND RECEIVES CRITICAL ACCLAIM
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
“Glen Hansard is a gifted, emotive frontman who sings as if he must, with a heart on his sleeve that is constantly throbbing.” —The New York Times
Over 20 years in the making, singer songwriter Glen Hansard will release his first ever solo album, Rhythm and Repose, on Anti- Records June 18. 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 presale at http://www.anti.com/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 his European dates. 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.
1. You Will Become
2. Maybe Not Tonight
3. Talking with The Wolves
4. High Hope
5. Bird of Sorrow
6. The Storm, It's Coming
7. Love Don't Leave Me Waiting
8. What Are We Gonna Do
11. Song of Good Hope
GLEN HANSARD TOUR DATES
06 July – Wiesen (AT) – Harvest Of Art Festival - Tickets
20 July – Sittersdorf (AT) – Acoustic Lakeside Festival - Tickets
24 July – Amsterdam (NL) – De Duif - Tickets
25 July – Amsterdam (NL) - Carre Theater – Supporting Eddie Vedder - Tickets
26 July – Amsterdam (NL) - Carre Theater - Supporting Eddie Vedder - Tickets
28 July – Manchester (UK) - O2 Apollo - Supporting Eddie Vedder - Tickets
30 July – London (UK) - HMV Hammersmith - Supporting Eddie Vedder - Tickets
31 July – London (UK) - HMV Hammersmith - Supporting Eddie Vedder - Tickets
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