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Musical Duh of the Moment: The Civil Wars (plus free download!)

May 11th, 2011 No Comments

— Lindsey Rae, MTM Indie Rocker

Allow me to take the opportunity of this week’s post to make sure you’re aware of arguably the biggest thing to hit following SXSW2011: folk duo The Civil Wars.

Singer/songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White have been making a stir since 2009, when their heartbreak anthem, Poison & Wine, debuted on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Fast forward a year and change later, and their February 2011 LP release, Barton Hollow, has topped several of the iTunes and Billboard charts.

This is the part of the story that, chances are, you already know. The album’s titular single topped the iTunes singer/songwriter chart in January, and the song’s music video still shows up in the weekly countdowns on both VH1 and CMT. Barton Hollow is just about everywhere, and if you haven’t heard the single yet, you’re probably just not paying attention.

Here’s the part where you may want to tune back in: you can (and should!) download 10 tracks, recorded live in concert, for free. Do I even need to keep typing here? Go on and download the free tracks, and when you’ve fallen so deeply in love that you simply must have more of The Civil Wars, head on over to iTunes and pick up your copy of Barton Hollow.

Be sure to come back and tell us what you think!

(MR Note: You can also buy the album on Amazon for less here.)

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