Originally released in 1995, Fitzcarraldo was The Frames' second album and featured the brilliant singles Revelate and Monument. On the strength of this album, Time Out declared them Ireland's best band since U2 . And Hot Press reviewed Revelate as this year s Everybody Hurts... a stone cold classic. The Frames were founded in 1990 by Academy Award-winning songwriter Glen Hansard. In 2006, after six Frames albums, he formed The Swell Season with Czech singer Markéta Irglová. The pair then acted in the Irish film Once and wrote and recorded its lead song, Falling Slowly, which won a 2008 'Oscar' for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. In recent months, Hansard has released a second Swell Season album, Strict Joy, returned to his busking roots, alongside Bono and Damien Rice, playing Dublin's Grafton Street in aid of the Simon Community, and auctioned a house concert on eBay in aid of the Haiti earthquake appeal.