“The desert dreams of a river”: Listening to The Civil Wars

I missed the Grammy Awards last weekend, but I heard that a group called The Civil Wars had made a very big impression. So I nosed around on YouTube, and found these videos, and dear god their songs are gorgeous:

Can they cover a classic and make it compellingly their own? You bet:

And I see that they’ve collaborated with Taylor Swift on a hauntingly beautiful song for The Hunger Games:

Absolutely exquisite. I think I’ve found a new favorite band.

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One response to ““The desert dreams of a river”: Listening to The Civil Wars

  1. Great recommendation! I love Billie Jean.

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