This week's music pick is The Civil Wars, who just released their first full-length album, Barton Hollow. This album has been in heavy rotation in my car over the last couple weeks. The video above is of the title track. They are being compared to The Swell Season, which was responsible for the music in the movie Once. I think they are a bit more eclectic than that, although I think it's a fair comparison. As a fan of The Swell Season, I also think it's a compliment. I think you could also compare them to Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, whose music and harmonies I adore also. The most perfect thing about The Civil Wars is the harmony of their beautiful voices, and I particularly love when they showcase their roots in Americana music.
And! I am SO excited to say that I am going to see them perform! They are playing a show here in Boston tomorrow night. We had to pay about 5 times face value to get tickets, but I know it will be worth it. I can't wait!