The Civil Wars
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||20 Years||The Civil Wars||3:01||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||I've Got This Friend||The Civil Wars||3:23||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||C'est La Mort||The Civil Wars||2:29||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||To Whom It May Concern||The Civil Wars||3:31||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Poison & Wine||The Civil Wars||3:39||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Father's Father||The Civil Wars||3:20||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Barton Hollow||The Civil Wars||3:25||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Violet Hour||The Civil Wars||3:25||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Girl With the Red Balloon||The Civil Wars||3:49||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Falling||The Civil Wars||3:58||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Forget Me Not||The Civil Wars||2:56||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Birds of a Feather||The Civil Wars||3:09||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Billie Jean (Live) [Bonus]||The Civil Wars||4:10||£0.99||View in iTunes|
Joy Williams and John Paul White aren’t a couple, but they certainly sound like they’re in love, singing together with the sort of familiarity that only seems to exist between couples and siblings. On Barton Hollow, their studio debut as the Civil Wars, the two trace each other’s melodies with close harmonies that never fail to lose their romance, even on breakup tunes like “Falling.” It’s an organic, folk-pop sound not unlike the one made by the Swell Season, another boy/girl duo with a talent for making heartbreaking Americana. If the Civil Wars are America’s answer to that band, then “Poison & Wine” is their “Falling Slowly.” An aching, gorgeous tribute to a relationship on the rocks, it’s one of the few tracks to include more than an acoustic guitar, with some piano and soft drums also making their way into the mix. Even so, the focus remains on the band’s vocals, which are easily the best instruments on Barton Hollow. Those who don’t like rootsy ballads are in for some slim pickings, since Barton Hollow shines its brightest whenever the tempos slow, the lights dim, and the voices rise up. But the title track, with its outlaw lyrics and swanky Southern groove, is a nice change from the norm, and “I’ve Got This Friend” finds a balance between both camps. Good stuff.
The level of passion and beauty they put into their music is incredible. There voices blend so well together which just makes listening to them such a joyful experience. A friend of mine introduced me to "Barton Hollow" and literally the moment they opened there mouths with there pitch perfect harmonies I was sucked in.
Undoubtedly a band to watch for 2012.
Saw these on Jools Holland a few months ago & they were amazing. The album is amazing too. Buy it if you love music that speaks to your soul. 5 well deserved stars.
Amazing, your voices just connect so well! (:
Formed: 2009 in Nashville, TN
Years Active: '00s, '10s
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- Genres: Alternative, Music, Rock, Adult Alternative, Country, Americana, Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
- Released: 23 January 2012
- ℗ 2011 Sensibility Records LLC & The Civil Wars LLC under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited, except track 13 2011 Ora Et Labora Productions and British Broadcasting Association (BBC)