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Live at Rolling Stone: The Swell Season Play "Strict Joy" Tunes

November 16, 2009 3:46 PM ET

The Swell Season, the Oscar-winning duo from 2007's Once, recently stopped by the Rolling Stone studios to perform a pair of tracks from their new album Strict Joy ("In These Arms" and "Low Rising") along with their signature hit "Falling Slowly." Check out Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova's blend of Irish soul and dreamy pop right here. "Low Rising" and "Falling Slowly" are after the jump!

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