One month to the day before their official Seattle appearance, the musical duo The Swell Season performed an exclusive set for KEXP members as part of our VIP Club Concert series. The Frames frontman Glen Hansard and Czech pianist and singer Markéta Irglová are currently touring the followup to their multi-award winning soundtrack to Once. (They were just at the Paramount Theatre last Sunday, by the way.) Whereas their normal live setup includes a full band, for this special performance Hansard and Irglová kept it stripped down and intimate while playing songs from the new album, Strict Joy, as well as older favorites, a brand new as yet untitled song, and a blazing cover of Tim Buckley’s “Buzzin’ Fly.”
Check out videos from the session below, and to find out how to join the VIP Club, head over to our Membership page here.