When the Swell Season took the stage at the 2008 Oscars, the band's appearance seemed about as incongruous as that of a songbird in a mineshaft. Hell, for all anyone knew, the Academy, in all its infinite wisdom, had booked the then relatively little-known duo simply to see if the pair would survive the descent . But survive they did. In fact, the two triumphed. And the occasion proved that in the end, good song can win the day — it just... More >>>