One of our favourite Irish indie bands are releasing a ‘Best of’ mixtape of their favourite tunes and we’re really pleased to say the least.

The Frames (fronted by Glen Hansard – who played Outspan in The Commitments, wrote songs for and starred in the film ‘Once’ and also produces some cracking solo work) have been around for 25 years and have released numerous superb albums.  This release features songs such as the stomping ‘Revelate’ and the beautiful ‘Lay Me Down’.

Glen Hansard says;

“This is a collection of songs from throughout the twenty five years we’ve been a band.  We initially wanted to mark this anniversary with a sort of ‘Best of The Frames’.  We put together a few different versions, including a certain number of songs from each record and including more popular live and radio songs – but this felt forced and incongruous.  After many conversations amongst ourselves we decided it should simply be a collection of our favourite tunes, songs we would be happy to put on a mix-tape for a friend.   So, here it is, with no regard to what album is most or least represented.  It’s a short collection of tunes we are proud of, some in slightly different versions from the original recordings, and one new song.  This is not the sum of our career but maybe some of the songs where we felt we had broken through to a new place or gotten better as a band. We hope you like it….we hope you enjoy it.”

If you’ve not had a listen to The Frames before and you fancy giving them a try (and you won’t be disappointed) then ‘Longitude’ is the album for you.

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The Frames

Double Vinyl Tracklist:

Side A

  1. God Bless Mom
  2. Seven Day Mile
  3. Happy
  4. Santa Maria

Side B

  1. Revelate
  2. Fitzcarraldo
  3. Star Star **
  4. In The Deep Shade
  5. Lay Me Down

Side C

  1. People Get Ready
  2. Ship Caught In The Bay
  3. The Cost
  4. None But I

Side D

  1. What Happens When The Heart Just Stops
  2. Your Face
  3. Look Back Now
  4. Mighty Sword