The Civ­il Wars were on ev­ery ra­dio for while there around 2010, and I liked it when they were; a re­fresh­ing break from elec­tric noise (hey, I like elec­tric noise, but stil­l) and es­pe­cial­ly from synthetically-constructed pop sugar-candy. Bar­ton Hol­low is def­i­nite­ly my fave track, and I can’t imag­ine any­one not lik­ing it.

Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars

I have Bar­ton Hol­low the al­bum, and it’s most­ly very good. In­ter­est­ing­ly, the ti­tle track has a no­tice­ably dif­fer­ent sound; a lit­tle grit­tier, a lit­tle less pure, a lit­tle fric­tion in the ar­range­men­t. I ini­tial­ly thought that the pro­duc­tion qual­i­ty wasn’t up to the stan­dards of the rest of the record. But over time I came to like it just the way it was.

I guess it’s sad that the Civ­il Wars broke up, but ev­ery­thing dies and they burned very bright be­fore they did.

This is part of the Song of the Day se­ries (back­ground).

Links · Spo­ti­fy playlist. This tune on Spo­ti­fy and iTunes; Ama­zon doesn’t seem to have it. De­cent live video.


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