It seems very strange to be writing a review of this record, roughly twelve month’s after I first heard it and saw the band live at SXSW in
The Civil Wars, a duo of Joy Williams and John Paul White, seem to be on the same trajectory as the low Anthem over here in the
Barton Hollow had its official
The live show is something else as well. Their closeness makes you think, Butterflies and love (but they are not a pair apparently).
So a great record packed with great songs, but I’m already waiting to LP number 2.
I've Got This Friend
C'est La Mort
To Whom It May Concern
Poison & Wine
My Father's Father
The Violet Hour
Girl With The Red Balloon
Forget Me Not
Birds of a Feather
After a wander to the emusic party, it’s back to Paste for the Civil Wars. This duo of Joy Williams and John Paul White met in a studio last year and found that their harmonies gelled so well, they ended up forming the band and producing a delightful album and a,well, sugar coated live show.
Apparently they are not ‘an item’ but you wouldn’t know from their closeness on stage, perfect hair, dress, teeth ,smiles, soaring angelic harmonies, cries from the crowd sum up the performance. “They don’t even need beer” “I just want to play with butterflies” and “I have never loved two people so much”. All of which is taken in good humour and the song’ Dead Man Walking’, indeed provide a harder edge. These guys could just find themselves on the Low Anthem’s coat tails (there was even a member of Low Anthem spotted at the bar).
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