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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