The Civil Wars Announce Sophomore Album, Share New Track

The Civil Wars Announce Sophomore Album, Share New Track
Having won big at the 2012 Grammys and appeared with Taylor Swift on the high-profile soundtrack for The Hunger Games, Nashville duo the Civil Wars are back with their second album. The self-titled effort will be out on August 6 via Sensibility Music/Columbia Records.

The album was largely recorded in Nashville with returning producer Charlie Peacock in late 2012 and early 2013. The song "I Had Me a Girl" was produced by Rick Rubin back in 2011, with Peacock later finishing the track. Hand-written, slightly difficult to read notes about the album from band members Joy Williams and John Paul White are up on their website.

For a taste of what the band have cooked up, stream the opening track "The One That Got Away" at the bottom of this page. It's a dark slice of Americana that swells to a pounding folk-rock crescendo in the final moments.

The album is available to pre-order digitally on iTunes or on CD or vinyl through Amazon.

The Civil Wars:

1. The One That Got Away
2. I Had Me a Girl
3. Same Old Same Old
4. Dust to Dust
5. Eavesdrop
6. Devil's Backbone
7. From This Valley
8. Tell Mama
9. Oh Henry
10. Disarm
11. Sacred Heart
12. D'Arline