song of the day: when your minds made up (the swell season)

at small print, music drives creativity. and to illustrate the point, we’ll feature a song of the day from our iPod or from the internet. crank the song of the day up in your office or home!

glen hansard and marketa irglova of the swell season

glen hansard and marketa irglova of the swell season

this one’s a few years old, but a stunning display of musicianship and songwriting nonetheless. it builds and builds in sound and musical complexity until its epic climax. an impressive folk-rock display, with breathtaking harmonies.

guitar players may want to track glen hansard’s right hand. the man can strum.

the video comes from the movie “once.” an even better version of the song can be found on the album “the swell season.”

from the band’s bio:

“The Swell Season are Glen Hansard (from the Irish band, The Frames) and Marketa Irglova (classically trained Czech pianist and vocalist). Musicians that have appeared on their albums and accompanied them on tour include: Marja Tuhkanen (violin), Bertrand Galen (cello), John Carney (bass guitar), Thomas Bartlett (keyboard), Joseph Doyle (bass guitar), Colm Mac Con Iomaire (violin), Rob Bochnik (guitar), Graham Hopkins (drums), Javier Mas (guitar), Chad Taylor (drums), Steven Bernstein (horns), and Clark Gayton (horns). ”

they have a new album, strict joy, out now. check it out on iTunes.