Pullin’ ‘Tubes: Marketa Goes Back to NYC

Marketa Irglova storybook rise to fame began at the age of 17 with her starring role as “Girl”, alongside Glen Hansard, front man of Irish folk-rockers The Frames, in the 2007 musical-drama Once. The unexpected runaway success of the movie, which cost only $160,000 to make, and has grossed over $20 million world worldwide, garnered the pair an Oscar for Best Original Song, and made Irglova the youngest person to win an Oscar in a musical category at age 19. Capitalizing on all of that, Irglova and Hansard formed The Swell Season, who have released three full-length albums, and toured relentlessly, until deciding to go on hiatus late last year.

Inspired by the hiatus, and a move to New York  City from Ireland in June 2010, Irglova began working on her solo debut. On October 11, Irglova will release Anar via Anti Records, which she has described as “a time capsule of her first year in New York.”  Let’s check out the music video for Go Back…

Irglova, who is currently touring as a member of Iron & Wine, will head out for a solo tour, which kicks off on Nov. 17 at the famed Troubadour in L.A.

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