The Swell Season- Strict Joy

October 28, 2009

The Swell Season have just released their second album Strict Joy which was recorded last year in Connecticut.  I have to admit that I have a soft spot for Marketa Irglova’s voice…and while I was never enamored with Glen’s their voices together have that magical quality that captivates you from the moment it hits your ears.

While the new tracks seem to be missing the raw emotional passion of their first album there are still some catchy numbers with In These Arms being the one that still has that magical quality.

The Swell Season- In These Arms

You can stream the tracks from Strict Joy over at NPR and you can also catch their Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR offices or if you’re pressed for time check out their trailer video:

You can get both the standard version of the cd along with the double cd with live versions at Road Records 0r follow the links on their official site where you can also check out their tour dates.  They will be on tour starting in January of 2010 and hitting most of the US and Europe although no Dublin date yet…rest assured they will always return here!


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