Glen Hansard - All That Was East Is West Of Me Now Tour

Glen Hansard - All That Was East Is West Of Me Now Tour

Trousdale

$49.50

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Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard is the lead singer and a founding member of Irish rock band The Frames. He is one half of folk duo The Swell Season, along with Czech pianist and vocalist Markéta Irglová. Together, they share an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly,” from the film Once, in which they both starred. He has released five solo albums, including the GRAMMY-nominated Didn’t He Ramble (2015), as well as a number of EPs. A tour of Europe in support of his new album is planned for the Autumn.

Trousdale

Trousdale

Mathematicians argue that the triangle is the strongest shape—a claim easily backed by the magical, unbreakable three-part harmonies of Trousdale. Named for the pedestrian roadway running through the University of Southern California where they met, the trio of Quinn D’Andrea, Georgia Greene, and Lauren Jones became fast friends while holding each other up through an intensive music program. After reaching TikTok virality and playing to sold-out crowds, their mutual support and mystic harmonies have resulted in 2023’s Out of My Mind, with a deluxe version of the country-tinged indie pop triumph due July 12th

The trio’s first time harmonizing proved their immense potential. Greene and Jones had been paired together for a songwriting class, and began crafting what would become Trousdale gem “Do Re Mi”. Like two sides of a triangle craving their fortifying third, they recruited D’Andrea to help finish the song. “We knew we had something special, and we just kept following that feeling,” Jones says. Greene agrees, noting that their focus has always involved subverting the industry’s tendency to pit women against each other. “All three of us went to school to do our own solo artist projects, but instead we chose each other,” she says.

The band members credit their respective families’ love of music as another important factor. D’Andrea is trained in classical piano and was obsessed with musical theater and a cappella. Jones, meanwhile, admired her dad’s acoustic guitar take on Beatles tunes and started doing the same with Taylor Swift’s hits. Greene’s house was similarly steeped in music. When the trio began singing together, however, the result was greater than their composite parts. “We were so impressed with each other even back in school, and now I feel like we get to make music with our favorite artists every day,” Jones says.

While Trousdale honed their musical alchemy, the group stretched far and wide in their inspirations. Their earliest singles and YouTube videos included covers ranging from Abba to Katy Perry, and the golden sun pop harmonies of the Eagles and Beach Boys have remained a massive influence. Out of My Mind highlight “Bad Blood” exemplifies that heady fusion, a jolt of twangy heartbreak delivered in sugary pop goodness. The immaculately groovy “Point Your Finger” meanwhile demonstrates their instrumental depth, the low-slung swagger incorporating clanking glass and smoky electric guitar into a muscly warning.

The trio shaped the tracks from Out of My Mind over the course of two years, spread between sessions in Nashville, sessions at singer-songwriter Jon Bellion’s house in Long Island, and time bouncing between the three members’ homes. When it came time to record, the group opted for home studios, returning to the comfort and intimacy of the process that they’d honed at school. “The real Trousdale sound got its legs when the three of us became heavily involved in the production of our music,” Jones says.

The deluxe version of the album will include an additional four tracks taken from Trousdale’s recent show at LA’s legendary El Rey Theatre, as well as two new takes on album standouts “Sometimes” and “Movie Star”, with Australian folk singer-songwriter Ben Abraham featuring on the former and alt pop trio BAILEN joining on the latter.

No matter the tone or theme of their music, it’s clear there’s a special relationship at the center of every harmony and immaculately composed track: “Our friendship and acceptance of each other holds us together, and I think that brings our fans together as well,” D’Andrea says. In that way, harmony truly sits at the core of Trousdale, with everything returning to that triangulated strength. The music fuels the friendship, and the friendship fuels the music. And on the back of that harmonious present, Trousdale continue to build toward an even more majestic country pop future.

Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW

Washington, DC, 20001